Help - Looking For A Different Way Of Attaching Di Tanks To Water Flow

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by WWC, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I have a couple of DI tanks in my van, attached with hozelock fittings, but I really don't like then this way. They leak even when I change connectors and O rings. Funny, I don't appear to have a problem with any other of the hozelock connections just to my DI tanks.

    I have been trying to come up with a different way of attaching the water pipes, and am looking for advise / ideas please.

    The problem as far as I can see, it making a secure attachment that doesn't leak, but is easily removed when I need to screw off the DI head, and change the resin. The hozelock is of course the obvious choice, but is there a better idea? I though of John Guest speed fit, but I haven't used them before so don't know if taking the pipes in and out is viable, or maybe copper pipes or Alkathene with compression joints?

    What do you think?


    What I Use Now, and Don't Like
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    John Guest Speed Fit
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    Copper Compression Joint
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    Alkathene Compression Joint
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    Thanks,

    Paul
     
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  2. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    What type of snap fitting are you using? If they're plastic this will be he problem, try changing to brass ones as they don't leak.
     
  3. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Maybe pump pure into your van instead from a static setup like I do then you don't need to carry di tanks around in the van.
     
  4. Tuffers

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    One of my di's leaks. The plastic male hozelock that threads in will leak if not screwed in far enough. If I screw it in far, the female hozelock then leaks as there's not enough for it to grip to.

    Stumped.
     
  5. Smurf

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    Have you tried putting extra rubber seals in it?
     
  6. nwcs

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    i changed from plastic to brass hoselock fitting and not had any leaks since, there about £3. in tool station
     
  7. WWC

    WWC Well-Known Member
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    Yes, mine are plastic, so maybe I should just try changing to the brass ones - thanks.




    I don't have he room for that, and I am sure my Mrs wouldn't be well pleased. There is enough window cleaning stuff already taking residence in the house.



    I had a problem like this a while ago. I used a lot of PTFE tape around the threads and it sealed better without having to be screwed in too tight for the female to fit.



    If you mean the rubber O Rings, then yes already done that thanks.


    Thanks for your help everybody.
     
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