How to set up ball **** on tank?

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  1. Jake

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    Hi guys how is this done? How does it stay in place if using a wheelie bin for example?

    I've bought a Loncin 14hp 21litre a minute second hand and need to know how to stop the buffer tank overflowing?

    So I'll be filling the tank with half inch hose, what do I need on the end? What type of ball **** etc? And how does it stay In place...


    Sorry, I'm a total newbie to pressure washing guys!
     
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    I tend to use a portable ball **** as use customers wheelie bins most of the time (agreed in advance) as I can't be arsed lugging one about in the van.

    When I say it's portable it just tightens onto the lip of the opening then the lid is shut. If you prefer to use your own wheelie bin instead then is just a matter of drilling a hole to fit it. Either way I use a male garden tap connection to fit a garden hose to it.
     
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    Here is a pic of what I call a portable ball **** that I use on customers wheelie bins

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    Tip: I tend to keep an eye on the water level so can now judge roughly how much water I need to finish off and turn the water off by undoing the stop connection. That way I don't have to struggle to try moving and empty the bin with loads of water in it.
     
  5. Jake

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    Thanks smurf, I've bought one from b&q and also put a 1/2 inch barb on it for the hose, now just need a buffer tank!

    The problem with my area is we don't have wheelie bins, our council has refused to implement them! No idea why when most of the country have them! So I need to get a tank, I've found some on eBay that look pretty good - might buy one of these - http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=251873538595
     
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    The other thing is if I was to put a tap in the bottom of my barrel, what size hole is needed to be drilled? Are water butt Tals all 3/4 inch? I need a hole saw to make the hole but unsure what size is needed!
     
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    That will do for sure and is cheap enough too.

    To add a tap it's as simple as this

     
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    Smurf I must thank you for you continual advice and support - it doesn't go un appreciated, thanks for always taking the time to really help people mate, really good of you!
     
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    No probs :thumbsup:
     
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    good one Smurf :thumbsup:
    my answer was to throw a leg over the tank and dangle your tackle
    trad guys :rolleyes:
     
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