Hello from newbie and a few questions....

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by trickydicky, Jan 13, 2015.

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  1. trickydicky

    trickydicky Member
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    I just want to say Hi from snowy Scotland and im enjoying the forum as i have been lurking for a few days reading a lot of old posts.

    I currently have a pressure washing/coatings company and i also do a bit of gutter cleaning and fascia/sofitt cleaning by hand/ladder .
    I am away to purchase a water fed pole system for cleaning the conservatories and fascia but will be doing a DIY as i have a pump in a box from my softwash outfit for cleaning roofs and was hoping to adapt that .

    I have decided on a gardiner slx25 as my pole as i am also going to be using the pole as a delivery system for spraying the roofs on my softwash as the gun only shoots so far and i believe i can add to make this 35ft if needed.
    I am wanting to build a trolley system that will allow me to switch from tap water for cleaning to R/O Water for rinsing quickly and could do with a helping hand as im not sure of the best way to approach this. I am intending bringing RO water on site rather than using resin.
    I am also wanting to incorporate the unger hiflo in line chemical mixer for my detergent and not sure where this would go in the system .
    I am using a delevan fat boy pump on my softwash and its a 60psi and around 20lpm which i know is a lot more than the pumps that you use. Will the flow controller allow me to turn this pump down to a level thats suitable for the type of work im looking to do?
    Which brush should i be looking at and will it be better with fan jets bearing in mind im only wanting it for cons/fascia cleaning?
    Do you notice much difference on the upvc fascia between cleaning with pure water as opposed to tap water and with it being high up am i just as well using the tap water( which is very soft) or better with the RO water?
    I think i better keep the hot box questions for another post!!
    Cheers
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Welcome trickydicky. You are in Scotland, I think that the TDS is very low there, so you might be able to use a DI set up only. Buy a TDS meter to check your tap water. If you get an SLX-25, buy a white sill brush with the wide fan jets fitted for fascias etc.
     
  3. trickydicky

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    Thanks Tuffers...PPM is approx 140 out the tap....
     
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    That's the highest I've heard from Scotland. doug atkinson is up there, posts on here and has this website http://www.daqua.co.uk. He should be able to sort an RO setup for you.
     
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    Tricky what coatings do you offer mate?

    I'm about to start a pressure washing venture of my own any hints or tips would be great fully received
     
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    Cheers cheapncheerful...Stuvy pm sent...
     
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    and replied mate thanks again ;-)
     
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