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Wfp trolley advice

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paddie

Good morning all,

 

have recently invested in a wfp trolley off the bay and have been using it all week. 

 

I find that when I am making pure water from the di vessel that a lot of water leaks from the connectors so will need to replace them. 

 

Also I have a leaky attachment from the hose to microbore (hose on the pole).

 

i think I am losing half the water through here as it takes me nearly 40 litres to wash the front of a terraced house (2 windows and a door). 

 

I have done 5 days this week and managed to do 8 jobs but each job takes me approx 30-40 minutes with having to refill the trolley etc, and they are all first cleans so quite minging.

 

have put some pictures below to show what I mean and some before and after on a couple of houses to get some tips.

 

cheers in advance all. 

 

 

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Pjj

First cleans will always take a lot longer and a lot more water , this is especially noticeable when using a trolley or back pack when using a van mount it doesn’t take quite as long as you arnt having to re fill all the time , you will use less water and be much quicker on the second clean . 

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Cookie

From your last picture it looks like your hose setup is 6mm (microbore - red hose) to 8mm (minibore - yellow hose) to pole hose (orange) which is a bit odd! You've got an extra connection in there that you really don't need.

 

I would suggest you go from 6mm (red) straight to pole hose (orange) using the appropriate rectus/EZ snap fittings from Gardiners or Pure Freedom. Or alternatively you could use a Slick Connect attachment From Ex-ceed Innovations.

 

As far as your DI vessel is concerned it may simply be a case of replacing the hozelock 'O' rings (you can buy packs of these on eBay) or adding a bit of plumbers PTFE tape to the screw threads.

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paddie

Thank you for the input guys. Much appreciated.

 

Yes the di vessel is leaking lots of water as per the photo below. Will try the ptfe tape failing that may get some new connectors

let’s hope the customers who I have got turn into regulars. I think they might be adhoc but I will knock them next month and see. 

 

 

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wee man
2 minutes ago, paddie said:

Thank you for the input guys. Much appreciated.

 

Yes the di vessel is leaking lots of water as per the photo below. Will try the ptfe tape failing that may get some new connectors

let’s hope the customers who I have got turn into regulars. I think they might be adhoc but I will knock them next month and see. 

 

 

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Get the metal connectors from any plumbing shop they last a lot longer and you don't get any leaks.  There not that cheap at about a fiver but sinse I started using them I haven't had any leaks.  

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Neil.. Lancashire

You could try using customers out side tap first and then switch to pure water to finish off. That will save you a lot of water.

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Tango
On 06/10/2019 at 16:49, paddie said:

Thank you for the input guys. Much appreciated.

 

Yes the di vessel is leaking lots of water as per the photo below. Will try the ptfe tape failing that may get some new connectors

let’s hope the customers who I have got turn into regulars. I think they might be adhoc but I will knock them next month and see. 

 

 

49AC29A2-0C9F-4ABE-95F7-D5AB4EA4CC68.jpeg

 

Wilko sell quite good hose connectors for a couple of quid a piece (not sure about autumn though). Those look like the cheap and nasty ones you get in Tesco / markets. Get shot of them and use some quality parts instead.

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paddie

Thank you for the input guys. Much appreciated.

 

Tried the ptfe today and it worked a treat. No leaks anywhere except now there is a little that leaks out from the red to yellow hose (where the jubilee clip is) and the flow of water out the brush head is literally gushing. 

 

Will invest in in a few brass fixings from a plumbing supply place and keep a few rolls of ptfe tape handy.

 

 

 

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mike007
On 06/10/2019 at 11:43, paddie said:

Good morning all,

 

have recently invested in a wfp trolley off the bay and have been using it all week. 

 

I find that when I am making pure water from the di vessel that a lot of water leaks from the connectors so will need to replace them. 

 

Also I have a leaky attachment from the hose to microbore (hose on the pole).

 

i think I am losing half the water through here as it takes me nearly 40 litres to wash the front of a terraced house (2 windows and a door). 

 

I have done 5 days this week and managed to do 8 jobs but each job takes me approx 30-40 minutes with having to refill the trolley etc, and they are all first cleans so quite minging.

 

have put some pictures below to show what I mean and some before and after on a couple of houses to get some tips.

 

cheers in advance all. 

 

 

1E60121C-59A8-4B94-9351-823D7842D8B2.jpeg

9083745D-7743-4D75-A024-7B29DA1783A5.jpeg

875C3957-9C74-49AF-83A6-0CC5BF789194.jpeg

374C8D58-7652-48CE-9E69-85EF7A755AF7.jpeg

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Which is before, and which is after(LOL)

On 06/10/2019 at 14:48, Cookie said:

From your last picture it looks like your hose setup is 6mm (microbore - red hose) to 8mm (minibore - yellow hose) to pole hose (orange) which is a bit odd! You've got an extra connection in there that you really don't need.

 

I would suggest you go from 6mm (red) straight to pole hose (orange) using the appropriate rectus/EZ snap fittings from Gardiners or Pure Freedom. Or alternatively you could use a Slick Connect attachment From Ex-ceed Innovations.

 

As far as your DI vessel is concerned it may simply be a case of replacing the hozelock 'O' rings (you can buy packs of these on eBay) or adding a bit of plumbers PTFE tape to the screw threads.

PTFE tape first option I would suggest on the vessel

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mike007
13 hours ago, Tango said:

 

Wilko sell quite good hose connectors for a couple of quid a piece (not sure about autumn though). Those look like the cheap and nasty ones you get in Tesco / markets. Get shot of them and use some quality parts instead.

I use wilko connctors an my DI vessels...they cost me £1 each.

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Tango

Yeah i've used wilko on hoses for the garden - far better quality.

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