First day with vanmount setup, aaaaahhhhhh

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by johnny bravo, Dec 1, 2014.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. johnny bravo

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    128
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    what a headache, compared to just getting backpack out and walk with trolley, stop and clean.
    first of all no power, looking at setup and wondering whats wrong.
    wire fell out of inline fuse, fixed that and powered up.

    i have a tap on pole hose, 6mm but ive added my tap from my old backpack, a strong one.
    pulling the pole hose , dragging 8mm reel hose meant the weight kept pulling the pole hose out of the pole hose tap. [​IMG]
    the tap was out of a 6mm hose on my old backpack, clipped it into my 8mm microbore hose, slight drips ill need to get a 8mm tap for reel hose. and get it tightened onto reel to stop waterflow when needed.
    kept getting drips in van, [​IMG] scratching my head. drips coming out of the swivel connector on the reel.
    then it dawned i put no tape around the screw thread.
    by this time water was getting under sheeting cover.

    out come backpack to finish off work.
    got home had to strip all gear out to dry wooden flooring.
    hair dryer out, IF YOU BLOW IT UP I WANT A NEW ONE. ok i say.

    all dried out , rubber floor covering dried out. GOD i thought, is it worth it.
    dragging a long hose around. reeling back in, this is suppose to make my life easier. [​IMG] ::)rol

    does it get better.
    need to sort fittings out to stop leaksl
     
    Advertisement
  2. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    9,397
    Likes Received:
    2,745
    It gets easier :thumbsup:
     
  3. Shiny

    Shiny Forum Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    372
    You've had a good day then...!! It will get better once teething problems are sorted and you get into a routine with new gear
     
  4. abs

    abs Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    442
    My hose gets thrown along my shoulders with the tap hanging in front, this way it's simple to turn on and off and it limits the amount my taps are on the floor, also nothing to get snagged only hose easily dragged along the floor and my hose stays there until I'm back at the vehicle then I simply place my tap down and reel hose in ,
     
  5. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2014
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    953
    Only used backpack so far, and do plan on van mount, and keep hearing how much better, quicker and easier it is, but in my head not 100% seeing it, hoping it will make more sense when I have one set up lol.
     
  6. johnny bravo

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    128
    best part was being able to turn water on and off instantly, never done it on backpack, smaller pump, more stress on a backpack pump,
    jobs to do, refit swivel connector on reel, non leak,
    get a 8mm tap for pole hose, no more leaks.
    fit a hook fitting i have onto my waist to rest the reel hose on for tap, more accesible.
    need to look for a tray to place reel on incase this happens again. any ideas !
     
  7. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,193
    Likes Received:
    686
    Is the 8mm coming of your reel where your wanting your tap johnny
     
  8. Jonathan Sanderson

    Jonathan Sanderson Active Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    76
    Best to have both.

    I like having my van mount but I use a backpack for lots of awkward access jobs.
     
  9. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    13,039
    Likes Received:
    4,696
    I am going dit backpack and trolley first and then diy van mount
    A lot of houses round here it's a case of walk round the block to get to the backs
     
  10. johnny bravo

    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    128
    yes 8mm microbore on reel, pole hose gardiners 6mm
     
Advertisement