Going it Alone.... Buying a van & purification system help!

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  1. WW2015

    WW2015 Member
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    Hi all,

    I've been agonising over this for months and thought I'd ask for advice on which Van and water system to buy as my situation is a little unusual...

    I currently clean the windows for a cleaning company that works on building sites, I use their 2003 Peugeot Partner with a Streamline RO system, 350L tank. Pretty handy as I can fill the tank as I work.

    I've been building private rounds and weekends and think now is the time to go it alone.

    My issue is that the only place I can park my van is underground, anything larger than the Peugeot Partner wouldn't fit through the front gates! Due to this I'm also unable to let large amounts of waste water out of the van (i'd piss off other residents).

    Ideally I'd like a van that could carry 400L + and a system that could top the tank to full at the end of each day. I've never used a DI system/resin before.

    The PPM from tap in my area is insanely high, though I can't remember the exact figure.

    What Van/Mounted System do you think would be best for me??

    Many Thanks,

    Alex
     
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  2. macca

    macca Member
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    Hi, wherever you are based , see if there is anyone nearby selling Pure water.
     
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  3. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    You could also check with the local water board/council and see how much it would cost to have a stand pipe. You could fill your van reasonably quickly with a 4040.
     
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  4. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    find your nearest water tap under ground in car park and run ur waste to the nearest drain the carpark must have some sort of drain

    if ur water ppm is high u shud use a softner then sediment filter then carbon then ro then into tank then after its di

    get an extact read on ur water mate
     
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  5. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Difficult one, and I can really sympathise. I've just bought a Nissan NV200 for my 400l and couldn't get in an underground car park today! It will fit without the ladder thread ties thou! Would also say check the buying water option locally and increase your prices accordingly. Customers will understand.


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  6. lou

    lou Active Member
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    where are you based WW2015?:)
     
  7. Tuffers

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    I had that problem on a new build estate. I would have to either take the ladders off to get through an arch or just block the drive and park in front of the arch. I decided on the latter :D
     
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    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    A mans gotta earn his living, Tuffers!


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  9. WW2015

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    Hi guys,

    I'm based in guildford. The nearest place to buy purified water is about 10 miles from me so it could be doable though id be much happier making my own!
     
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    Can you run a pipe from the waste water of the ro system and have it loop back to the water inlet with a split connector?
     
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