HELP FIRST SETUP

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Liam Steer, Dec 28, 2015.

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  1. Liam Steer

    Liam Steer Newcomer
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    Hi

    I am looking to buy my first WFPS and need some advice. I live very close to Ionics and wondered if it's advisable to buy one of their systems and get installed in a van that i will buy? This is pretty expensive and means getting into quite a bit of debt.

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    Do i buy a reasonable van with install already in and not be in debt at all?

    I have been window cleaning employed for a few months using employers water so still finding my feet with both DI and RO systems.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Liam
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Do you have a round yet mate?

    If so is the round big enough to sustain the expenditure?
     
  3. Jonathan Sanderson

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    Don't go to ionics!

    Honestly you can do a DIY set up for about £1000 plus your vehicle.

    Once your well established and if you wanted to spend thousands on a system then go with ionics.

    First of all what tds is your area? That will tel you wether you can do only or if you need ro.
     
  4. Liam Steer

    Liam Steer Newcomer
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    I don't have a round yet, been doing some rounding up of friends and family etc and building up some interest locally. I only need to work part time as am a part time house husband :)

    The water is very hard in my area, not sure of the TDS as yet but buying a reader tomorrow.

    RO is the way to go i think as resin costs would be high with my hard water.

    Most people i have spoken to have said not to buy a none professionally fitted system and to splash the cash straight away but i felt this might be to high risk for me.
     
  5. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Typos..... he means DI only or RO / DI
     
  6. Liam Steer

    Liam Steer Newcomer
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    I believe TDS is around 320!!!
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Trust your guts always...

    The benefit of DIY is when you have learnt how to fit the system and where and how it all works if you have an issue your downtime is hours instead of days as you can sort it yourself.

    You will find all you need to know by searching threads on this site amd talking to the lads here.

    Im an old hand and build my own systems and even I aint too proud to ask for advice from the lads on here.

    For a pittance of what ionics want you could build a shite hot HOT water wfp system in a rather tidy used van.
     
  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    At 320 you will need an RO. This shiuld be the best you can afford for a 40 inch as the key is water quality.
     
  9. Liam Steer

    Liam Steer Newcomer
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    Thanks guys, this is just what i needed to hear as everyone else that i have spoken to have said to get a loan for 15k and work it off!!!

    Can i post a link to a van that i have been looking at on here? So you can cast your eyes over it? Not sure if that is allowed or not?
     
  10. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Sure it is (i dont think Gav would mind)

    15k? Hell you can have my van and system for a fraction of that.
     
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