Fitting a two man set-up in my Van?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by James, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. James

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    Basically I wan't to upgrade my van. It's currently a one man set-up and I'd like it converted into a two man set-up.

    I have rang a couple of companies and they are basically saying they wan't to move everything around as they feel 'the set-up is not time efficient enough'. I have to agree with this to be honest but they are asking for around £1,500 for buying in the parts and setting it all up for me (as they are engineering companies).

    This price includeds: New flowmaster digital controller, 100m hose and reel, shurflow pump.

    They will take everything out that's inside the van & they will arrange my previous one man set-up into a two man set-up. They will rig train tracks into my van and cage all the tank, equipment together etc to keep it nice and secure. The advantage of the train track is that I can slide this cage in and out of my van with ease.

    This all sounds fantastic, hence the big price tag.

    I was just wondering how you guys wen't about this? Did you buy the parts seperately off ebay etc and just pay someone for labour?

    I'm not liking my set up at the moment and I'm in desperate need of a two man set up as myself and my member of staff take turns using the same pole, which fails misserably.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks alot.

    James.
     
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  2. i set up a two mans system myself, its easy that sounds way expensive buy all the parts from pure freedom and do it your self contact a local fabricator to secure your tank and build a frame for the rest you can easily do it all for under £600 it cost me £350. why do you need your water tank to slide in and out i've never heard of this before can see the point
     
  3. bluemonkey

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    if u got a other pole and reel already, just put a spliter after the di vessels or pump (depending if you have a di fitted) that all i did
     
  4. James

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    Yeah I've been looking at parts on ebay. I'd ideally like a set-up like this:

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=water+fed+pole+van&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:eek:fficial&biw=981&bih=691&tbm=isch&tbnid=qRlcS8mGt1uKjM:&imgrefurl=http://www.purefreedom.co.uk/pure-freedom-fully-fitted-water-fed-pole-systems-p-296.html&docid=VBR7Ug8K8KjR5M&imgurl=http://www.purefreedom.co.uk/images/products/pure-freedom-fully-fitted-water-fed-pole-system51.png&w=726&h=486&ei=W_IqT7eFGIHk4QSAmcW1Dg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=669&vpy=164&dur=234&hovh=184&hovw=275&tx=190&ty=48&sig=105609124421425065982&page=1&tbnh=153&tbnw=200&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0

    I guess it would just be easy to take it out and put back in, why you would wan't to do this I don't know :/

    All you need is a pump, controller, hose reel, few hose pipes to link it all together right?

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  5. bluemonkey

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    get the stuff you need from gardiners and do it your self
     
  6. James

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    Gardiners? Won't that be expensive?

    James.
     
  7. badbusdriver

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    As with Col, im baffled as to why you would need the tank to 'slide' in and out?.
    My system consists of a 500ltr tank, and a metal frame round the bottom which is bolted in to the vans existing load securing points. The tank is secured to the frame using a 5 ton ratchet strap. The frame was made up by a local fabrication company using 3" angle for about £100. If i need to remove my tank, i can by simply draining it and removing the strap.
    £1500?!, think you are being taken for a ride Jeremy!. I currently have a flat tank, but sometimes i wish i had an upright tank instead to give me more floor space. If i ever get around to changing it, all i will do is get the fabrication company to put a couple of extra cross sections into the existing frame in front and behind the new tank (the upright tank has exactly the same dimensions, so the width is fine) + an extra 'ring' round about half way up the tank with angled sections down to the existing frame front and rear. I reckon it would cost £200 at most for the modifications.
     
  8. bluemonkey

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    not really, but if you phone them up and explain what u want, they will prob get everything for you, save you having to make a list
     
  9. James

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    I have ratchet straps tying my tank down atm. Doesn't look very professional though. I'm going to look into the caging option but not for that ridiculous price. I just need a two man set-up desperately at the moment, you guys got any pics of your set ups?

    James.
     
  10. bluemonkey

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    i just put a spliter at the end of the hose to my reels to feed 2 reels
     
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