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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Tuffers, Jan 19, 2015.

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  1. Tuffers

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    Well it was going to be a good earning day today! Got to my first job at 8:30, reeled out hose and nothing. Hmm, ok, something is frozen. Disconnect pole from tap, no water coming out of hose reel. Disconnect pump from hose reel and water comes flying out. So my hose reel is froze. I decide to unwind all 100m to see if that will free the ice. Nope. Ahh, I have a trolley too, I'll try that. Turn pump on, open tap. Hey presto I have flowing water. Now I'm thinking it'll be a ball ache filling 2 x 25L barrels from the tank all day, but at least I'll get some work done :). Walk over to first windo and zilch :mad: jets and brush are froze! Back home with a heater on in the van waiting for the sun to warm up while drinking hot coffee. A Tuffering might be in order if it don't thaw :hehehe:
     
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    You can't beat mother nature trying to use wfp when the temp is below freezing Tuffers
     
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    I'm now frost free. Just gone over my windows and they haven't froze, so I'm off out in 10 minutes. Two bloody hours lost :mad:
     
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    It could be worse you could be looking after a 3 year old that has tantrums over the least little thing. God she is doing my head in but at least she is going to school at 12 so granddad can have a well deserved rest :D
     
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    In the past I've removed the tap from the end of the hose and whacked the pump to full and eventually you get the water pushing all the ice out, working now from my estate I don't get freezing problems today at -3.5 I managed my big mansion job with no problem at all
     
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    Nice going...did the water not freeze on the glass though?
     
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    The inside of this property is equivalent to the bloody Bahamas , she keeps her house at 28 degrees and 32 in the pool and gym rooms ,think this helps
     
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    Indeed that would help a wee bit :D
     
  9. Tuffers

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    I whacked mine up to 99 but it kept dead ending. I went home and put the heater in for an hour and that thawed it.
     
  10. I'm draining tank, hose and pole when it looks like hard frost is coming.
     
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