Having a go at making a d.i.y water-fed trolley system...

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by rjacandwc, Dec 18, 2014.

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  1. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    Here is my effort at a D.I.Y Water-Fed Trolley System... Over the past year I have seen various videos and posts on You Tube and the WCF that have given tips on how to put a system together. I thought I'd have a go... I brought the items needed throughout the year. No more than £200 spent. I had a problem when wiring up the remote controller and nearly set fire to it. So, It is working with a Manual Tap only at the moment. I see on the internet that the Tap can automatically switch off the pump. Although, my pump still keeps going draining the battery. This is something I am trying to work on. Also I may need to purchase a flow controller. The water seems to go everywhere. Although, I have never done Water Fed work. So, it might just be me and not having the skill as yet!. Other than that all seems ok for now. I thought it important to share my negatives as building a trolley is a learning curve just like anything else. I intend to use it for conservatory roofs and one or two hard to reach houses. But. I like the concept of the trolley and if it is all put together properly I can see how this system could be of huge benefit to a Window Cleaner. Which shows I still need to add a few things to the system to make it a better performer...
     

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  2. Posh

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    Looks very smart. Well done.
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Looks very nice, love the way it's allowed in the house :D

    Regarding your pump not switching off, you might need to calibrate it.
     
  4. daveyboy

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    Nice one mate
    Looks ideal
     
  5. rshandyman

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    At some point I will need to give it a go and build something like that.well done
     
  6. jimmyboots

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    Well done mate. have you got a cheap pro pump in there? as long as its fitted with pressure switch the pump should turn off as soon as you stop the flow.
     
  7. rjacandwc

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    #7 rjacandwc, Dec 18, 2014
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    DC 12V 60W 3L/min Diaphragm High Pressure Water Pump Automatic Switch

    This is the pump I am using jimmyboats. I have notice that I have a small leak. This may well be causing the problem. Will have a good look at all connection points tomorrow... Thank you all for comments...
     

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    I'm pretty sure mate that pump doesn't have a pressure switch on it. I bought one of those once and there wasn't one on it..
     
  9. rjacandwc

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    Can you post me a link via ebay jimmyboots. I am unsure as to which pump to get.
     
  10. Pickingpaul

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    Well done, great feeling putting a trolley together and it working. :thumbsup:
     
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