Freezing kit

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Lee, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. Lee

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    Hi lads. Any tips on stopping yr wfp kit freezing?
    Cheers
     
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  2. badbusdriver

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    If you have a diy setup, have your system configured so you can remove pump, di vessel and hose reel easily, so you can keep it in the house (or garage/shed) over***ht. If that isnt an option and you have a driveway next to your house, a small electric heater plugged into an extension. Failing that, you can buy small gas heaters (30cm x 35cm x 50cm approx), which take a 7gk bottle and will apparently run for about 65 hours on low setting. That is what i am seriously considering, once i have sussed out the ventilation issue, which currently is running along the lines of getting a couple of those wind deflecters you attatch to the top of your windows, so i can leave them down an inch or so without rain/theives getting in and leaving the back door on '1st' latch (so it is locked, but not quite closed).
     
  3. simon

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    'gas heater ' i thought of that as well but wouldnt it mean leaving a flame in van all ***ht??? not sure i could handle that
     
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    just heat up in morning about 1 hour before work.
     
  5. James

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    Yeah get up at 6am and stick a heater in your van.

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    I brought some insulation padding that you wrap around immersion heater tank and cover all my stuff with that over ***ht minus 6 last ***ht and my gear was fine but better still if you can remove pump di unit and drain off all pipes you should nt have any problems
     
  7. James

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    If it's wfp kit? surely you can just keep it inside right?

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  8. badbusdriver

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    The gas heaters i been looking at have auto shut off if not enough air (ventilation), and also auto shut off if it tips over, so i think it would be perfectly safe leaving it on over***ht. I would, however, be a bit worried about putting it on in the morning and heating it up too quick, possibly causing various things to split and crack!. Also, keeping heater on over***ht, your water is going to be less cold, might even get as hot as 'tepid', which may help keep things running in these cold mornings!
     
  9. James

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    If you had the settings on 'lowish' I don't think it would be quick enough to make the equipment crack. Just as long as the van didn't heat up too quickly.

    James.
     
  10. i bought a cheap duvet from tescos, i take all the pressure out of my system put the duver over all my kit and its fine
     
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