Backpack With 100M Hose

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  1. Joe

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    As im looking towards upgrading things on a monthly basis, i have been looking at ways to improve my way of working.

    Rather than lugging back pack on trolley around with me, has anyone used a backpack combined with 100m hose? Im thinking if i know i wont be using more than 20L of water, if i fill backpack ready for the job, i could just walk the hose out.

    Has anyone done anything similar?
     
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  2. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Defeats the purpose of a backpack though. Remember with a hose it will get caught on stuff, then you have to reel it all back in.
     
  3. Joe

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    Yes but I can still use it as a backpack as and when. Just picking up quite a few jobs where it would be quicker/ easier to unreel/ reel in hose than lift trolley and push it around. Either way i still have to go back to van for water when its empty and this saves lugging water containers to & fro. Im thinking get hose and then when more funds 400 ltr tank and pump etc. just an idea at mo, interested to hear other peoples opinions so thanks mate.
     
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    Ahh you said you would use less than 20lts of water in the topic. If your using more I would go with the hose, not because its quicker but its a pain in the as.s carrying 20/25litres of water around a house lol.

    Thats why I switched, well that and never had enough water for the jobs I was doing
     
  5. rcproperty

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    backpack pump are not designed to pump the water throught that much hose. you will put to much strain on it and will end up burning it out.
     
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    cant beat a van mount :p ;)
     
  7. Joe

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    Good point, I understand you need a 100psi ideally? This is 80 psi, will it make that much difference?
     
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    you can use 80 psi pumps, but the backpack pumps is only a small one and its only designed to pump a small distance.

    most guys use 100psi shurflo ones.
     
  9. daley

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    back pack pump will run 100m 6mm no probs
     
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    it will put to much strain on the pump and cause the pump to break. so its not any good for it
     
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