Backpack kits to include everything I need as cheap as possible :)

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  1. padman

    padman Active Member
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    Fancy giving this wfp stuff a go. I have a RO unit from when i had my marine fish. Really want to spend as little as possible to see if get on with it and add it to my other cleaning services.

    Any recommendations for a total noob :)

    Cheers Paul
     
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  2. Adams0211

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    DIY is probably your cheapest option. I'm not very handy so I went with the Gardiner backpack and strapped it to a sack barrow. You can pick up a cheap fibre glass pole on eBay. I decided to spend a bit more and went with a Gardiner SLX.
     
  3. Posh

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    Look in the DIY section. A chap called jimmy boots made his own which a lot of us have copied.
     
  4. padman

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    I got the big boy backpack. Very good.
    Mine came with a 1off facelift pole.
    Think the ace are still doing the deal
     
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    The first link is for a bayersan one
    Not a good deal really when that is for a 15ft pole
    For a 25 ft one it is 192 quid
    The pole on it's own is cheap..i got a 30ft for £110 with the brush so the 25 ft is under £100
    That makes the backpack over 100 quid and only 16l which is nothing
    You can get a gardeners 22l backpack for 85 quid and spend more on a pole
    The facelift is a good backpack but again 125 quid for something you can buy for 85 for the same reliability
    Also it has the handle in the scew on lid whereas the gardeners it part of the unit
    Not sure about the renegade pole as never tried an ally one before
     
  7. daveyboy

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    The pole in your first link is £89.76 for 25 ft
    The 15ft one in your link is only £54
    So you would be paying about 130 notes for an iffy backpack
     
  8. JClean

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    Have to say I'm impressed by the Gardiner backpack and pole so far, only been using it a week but it seems to tick all the boxes.
     
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  9. Adams0211

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    I've been using my Gardiner backpack and pole for about two weeks now and love it. Next up for me is a shorter, more compact sack barrow and an extension piece for my pole so I can do work above the first floor.
     
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