Advice On Buying A Van With System Built In.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Andykarlaxxx, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. Andykarlaxxx

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    Hey all...

    Been looking at a van online with a system already fitted.

    Alls it says is

    ''1000ltr tank capacity two man operating system two wtf poles. 25ltr resin vessel''

    The rest is about the van....

    I live in a hard water area.

    Does this mean IDE have to install a reverse osmosis device somehow?
     
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  2. Andykarlaxxx

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    I understand that I need to get the tds reading to 000 for it to be usable as passable as pure water.

    Just new to this, I've seen a ford transit wfp van on eBay for sale, just thinking of going for it hehe head first.

    If I have to ill use my lads dirty nappies on the windows and keep doing it until I get the hang of it
     
  3. nwcs

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    Yes u would need an ro.......

    Or it will cost u a fortune in resin to get the water down to 000.

    If your new to window cleaning or just new to pure water window cleaning I would read a for post on here as there's lots of advice on starting out.....

    Also unless your budget is big I would look at buying a van and getting a diy system.

    Thats unless this transit is cheap for what it is...
     
  4. nwcs

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    P.s if its the van in leed for sale with some work with it I read this the other night.

    I wasnt 100% sure about it.

    Seems over priced and works new..
     
  5. Andykarlaxxx

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    Yes that's the one, what do you reckon of that mate is it okay? Only thing is it doesn't have a reverse osmosis installed? This a little or big problem?
     
  6. nwcs

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    Have u got a round already ?

    Are u needing 2 man set up ?
     
  7. Andykarlaxxx

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    No round yet.

    I don't want to do typical residential areas, I want to do commercials, so the 2man reel could come in handy
     
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    He's just emailed me saying its sold anyway.... :( dammit
     
  9. nwcs

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    This is what I thought

    2002 transit £1500 max
    1000litre Ibc tank £ 40 second hand .
    1000 litrPump and controller £150 new.
    2x 100 metre reels about £100 each new.
    Leisure battery £75. New.
    25litre di. Pass. £100 max new.

    The work was only £300 a month so not alot.

    At over 4 grand I dont think it was worth the money.
    Get yourself a nice clean van. Get it sign written and build your own system. Most inportant thing is window cleaning is hard work to make a good living from when your starting out.
    Its not easy getting GOOD work.
    Theres plenty of help on here.
     
  10. OoO

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    A it would be over weight when filled (t280 has a payload of around 1150kg)
    B an ibc filled up is HORRIBLE to drive around with
    C WOW mega mileage
    D expensive
     
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