can a water tank with one outlet valve be used to build a two man system

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by colinvansmith, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. hey im looking at buying one of the flat tanks with a 1" outlet can this be split somewhere after the outlet to allow for two reach and wash poles to be used of the one tank or do i need a water tank with two outlets as i can't seem to find any

    colin
     
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  2. Gav

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    I would imagine you could but not sure if it would effect flow etc.
     
  3. nearlyclean

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    You can a Y piece that you fit after the pump and run two poles off http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/12_T_Barb_to_38_male_screw.jpg
     
  4. magic cheers, what pump would you recommend to be powerful enough to run 2 poles and of 100metre reels

    colin
     
  5. Hinty

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    You can also get a T that screws directly into the outlet of the tank, and then run 2 pumps seperately.

    This has the advantage that if you are running 2 poles - say one on 2nd floor, and one on ground floor - the lower pole doesn't "steal" all the water from the top.

    You can get around this by fitting a valve tap onto the lower hose - but in practice it is seldom used.

    Sometimes you will also get through a lot more water when one user disconnects - as the total flow goes to the remaining pole.

    I know it is a bit more expensive to buy a second pump - but I always like the idea of having a backup plan - if one fails, you are still working.


    Dave
     
  6. Gav

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    Yes it makes sense to have two pumps really
     
  7. nearlyclean

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    The best set is T piece from the tank going to separate pumps to your poles
     
  8. Windowwhiz

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    We use 2 pumps and a y piece hose joiner to split the pipe coming out of the tank. Having 2 pumps and 2 controllers also means if one goes down you can still carry on with the round.
     
  9. magic, thanks guys


    colin ;)
     
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