Ibc Tank In The Garage

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by baconlover1, Nov 18, 2013.

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  1. baconlover1

    baconlover1 Newcomer
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    Name :eek:lly

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    Hi im after a bit of advice i have just bought a vauxhall vivaro van containing a 650l tank with a 100psi , pump a 4.5litre di vessel , battery couple of hose reels im a tradional window cleaner a the minute but would like to start using the pole but first need to work how the best way to preduce the water im thinking at home in a tank in the garage but have been told i could fill up straight from the garden hose into the back of the van but i would need to use more resin but as being new to this i dont really understand the best way and the most cost effective ? so any advice would be great . and also it didnt come with any poles so any advice on what poles i should buy would be great .

    many thanks olly
     
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  2. mark m

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    First of all you need to get a tds meter to see how high you water (ppm) is then let us know . where are you based ?
     
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    baconlover1 Newcomer
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    Hi Mark im in bedfordshire so i take it im going to have hard water ?
     
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    Doing a bit of reserch and it looks like TDS of around 400 if that helps ?
     
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    Thanks for that RiceRocket next question if you dont mind ;-) what size am i going to need to fill a 1000 litre ibc tank and also what sort of pump would i need to get it out of one tank to the other ?
    the thing i dont no if you could explain to me is the meaning of waste water using an RO kit ??

    many thanks
     
  8. RiceRocket

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    I don't use a RO kit myself (I get 120ppm water in my area so I use twin DI vessels) so am not totally clued up on them but I gather a 400GPD kit is minimum recommended but a higher GPD will fill your IBC quicker. The waste water is a continous byproduct of the RO kit as near pure water is produced that you send down the nearest drain.

    To get the pure water from tank to tank you need a submersible pump placed in IBC and these usually need bigger 1" hose type to transfer the water.
     
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    Thanks for that im getting in the right direction the only other things is can you re use the waste water ?
     
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    With rain water yes (Flush the rain water storage tank if the PPM raises above 75ppm), with tap water unfortunately not.
     
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