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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Joshua D, Mar 3, 2014.

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  1. Joshua D

    Joshua D Active Member
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    Your going to hate me. I've looked through the forum and there is nothing that heps me.
    I'm a traditional window cleaner but I would like wfp to do them odd windows that are to high or over a con roof etc.
    I'm buying a transit van and would like a tank in my van with the filters ect in there to purify the water and to have a smaller tank pump ect on a trolley I'm looking do it as cheap as possible until I can afford to upgrade.
    I would like to know everything I need with specifications as I've never used this system.
    Tank filters leisure batteries hoses size hoses pumps ect I have a bit of an idea I'm just not 100%
     
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  2. Shinytime

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    Hi There, It depends how big you want to go.

    If you are a 1 man band i would recommend a 400-500L Tank. Shurflo 100psi pump and a varistream controller.

    Depending on you TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) you will need either RO or DI.

    If you are using RO you can either fit it in the van and leave the van connected to water supply all night or have a static tank and then pump the purified water to the van.

    You would have RO - Pre Filters and a Di

    For a Di you just have a Di Vessel.

    You need a metal hose reel with 100m of 8mm microbrore and a 22-25 foot pole, that will get most windows on 1-2 floor gardener clx22. Most people also have a larger pole for 3-4 stories. Gardiner slx39

    You want a 100ah+ leisure batters and you will need some 1/2 garden hose.
     
  3. Joshua D

    Joshua D Active Member
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    That's awesome thanks dude wfp is so expensive grrr
     
  4. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    You need to buy a TDS meter to test your water first.
    If you just want WFP for the odd window then you don't need more than a backpack setup really.
     
  5. Joshua D

    Joshua D Active Member
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    Well I was thinking about having a tank in the van so if the back pack ran out I can pop back to the van and refill. Is the TDS meter to test pure water? Or the tap water?
     
  6. RiceRocket

    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    You can get 25L drums for a fiver but a tank would be handier & easier to fill I'd admit. A TDS meter is used to test how far off being pure water the tap water as well as checking the DI resin is still useful, a TDS reading up to 150ppm means you can use DI vessels to bring down to 0-5ppm but if it's above 150ppm then you would really need a RO system which is a more costly initially.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    He might be lucky and live in a soft water area. Have a look on the ppm map Joshua and you can guage if you're in a soft or hard water area.
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Just had a look. Two people in Staffs, one is 240ppm and the other is 250ppm. Looks like you're in a hard area. Get a TDS meter to verify though.
     
  9. Joshua D

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    Okay I'll give it ago my cars really starting to play up so new van is likely to come sooner rather then later, so hoping to get wfp at the beginning of April.
     
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    You'll be fully WFP before you know it, you won't look back. :)
     
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