Clearing blockage on head of Wfp

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Neil nowdownunder, Dec 20, 2015.

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  1. Neil nowdownunder

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    Hi all,
    Only used my wfp about 6 or 8 times yet I'm experiencing blockages on the fan jets. I detatched the hose and sucked backwards and spat out which did improve the flow when reconnected. Question is how should you maintain jets and service so you don't get partail blockages to your jets. Ones shooting water off to the side at the moment.
    Thanks,
    Neil.
     
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  2. steve garwood

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    I have a filter next to the pumps on both vans and my trolley system. It helps, but still get the odd blockage. Just a case of pulling of the little hose off the brush head and sucking it out
     
  3. Gary63

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    Are you using filters pre fan jets ? Clean fan jets with sowing needle or something similar. Don't forget they are detachable.
     
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    Pulling the hose off at the y section splitter I meant
     
  5. Neil nowdownunder

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    I'm surprised its blocking as the water runs directly from the Di tank in my mobile system which I just hook up to their outdoor tap (image attached). Thanks for the advice.
     

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  6. Alien Human

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    What pole is it mate. I have had blockages with x2 Gardiner heads but no further issues once cleared. Think I blew one blockage out and pierced the other with a needle as it seemed to be a bit of plastic covering the jet.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    What pole is that? It looks like it doesn't collapse much.
     
  8. HALTON

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    I either use a paper clip that has Been straightened.
    Sometimes I put my finger over the unblocked jet as sometimes the bit of pressure that this causes can dislodge the blockage and fetch it out of the jet
     
  9. spruce

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    First you need to try to investigate what is causing the blockages. Is it dirt or is it resin from your di vessel? If its a small stone then it will be getting in when you connect and disconnect your pole hose. If its resin then you need to identify why it is escaping from the di vessel. Is the filter screen/screens damaged, or is it a faulty O ring in the head where the riser tube pushes in or is it a collapsed riser tube?

    We find that the best way to assemble the di vessel is to fill it with resin to the bend in the neck and then fill it with water. This makes fitting the riser tube and filters much easier.
     
  10. Neil nowdownunder

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    #10 Neil nowdownunder, Dec 22, 2015
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    Thanks for your replies. I've yet to replace the resin as I've not had it long and only done about 8 big jobs with it. Ive yet to open it up and even see how to maintain the pre-filter. No instructions came with the package. The image below shows the package I bought. Brand name of pole is Alpha. The image I attached whilst working was just part of the pole as I didn't need it all. Thanks for all the suggestions.
     

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