Flow Rate

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  1. mark m

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    What flow rate do you use I personal like to rinse rinse rinse I use more water but I get no complaints
     
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  2. David Taylor

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    Two of us in the van, both on 50-55 digital (heated)...with wide fan jets on Gardiner sill brushes. 8mm bore hose.

    Not sure what lpm that equates to at the brush head, but it`s how I like it.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    Low flow rate, pure water always at 000ppm, use less water,
    Worked like it for 2 years part time and 2 years full time,
     
  4. OoO

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    Standard Alex G brushes (sill, dual trim etc)

    Low flow, rinse on the glass 80% of the time. Only usually rinse 50% of the glass, the bottom part i dont rinse as most of the water from the top passes over it.
     
  5. essex boy

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    I put mine on 65 on Gardiners super lite wide fanjets. I rinse every time all of the window and get through 400 litres on my own every day. I have tried it all ways and for me I can work more quickly by flooding the window.
     
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    Mines is at 3.. lol Virastream controller I think
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

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    I started off @ 30... Now using 50-60 when on the van mount.. 99 for first cleans. I use a trolley quite a lot ( which use to be a gardiners backpack ) and I just have that full blast..
     
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    Lots off first cleans for me being new so 70 too 80, rinse off the glass and i use Gardiners DT Medium brushes, water at 000 ppm all time till i get established and more experience, a couple off customers ive done 2 or 3 times now ive used 55 and found that fine.
     
  9. Smurf

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    Depends what I'm cleaning and if using hot or not so between 35-45 seems to work well for me on most jobs.

    When I started out with my pf trolley and car had it set to 20 most of the time as to conserve how may barrels I used.
     
  10. JDMW

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    in winter i use less because of ice and freezing so i get away with 8L guessing per home. but now summer is coming fast ( fingers crossed ) i think the windows will dry faster and i did get a few complaints last year when he had a hosepipe ban about wasting water from customers so i reduce my flow on my back pack to setting 2. i just splash the glass and then scrub hard and turn on flow and then turn it off. then i rinse. by not having water flowing all the time ive saved enuff water for another house.
     
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