Is pump controller a must?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by muzza, Feb 24, 2015.

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  1. muzza

    muzza Newcomer
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    Hi folks, just starting out with wfp and have a trolley system in van attached to hose reel, at the moment I don't have a pump controller, I'm just letting the pressure build up In the system when I turn the water off via my tap and this forces the pump to cut out. Should I really be looking to buy a pump controller with a dead end setting to stop the pump before the pressure builds up? If so, can anyone recommend one and if so are they quite straightforward to wire up?
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Some people use no controller, but why have the water coming out at full whack? :confused: I don't understand it.
     
  3. Chris Dall

    Chris Dall Active Member
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    Depends on your tank size in my opinion. I have a 1000L tank and run two pumps at 100psi and get a good 5-7 hours out of it. I just like to get the windows really wet making sure they are always 100% washed down!
     
  4. Keir999

    Keir999 Active Member
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    Ive never used a pump controller in my life. I just use a pole hose tap. Turn pressure on / off and up and down with a little turn. Simple. Ive always done this and my pump is 3 year's old and still going strong.
     
  5. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I'm aware of a few changing over to the bigger 10 lpm pumps running full pelt so they can wash & rinse alot quicker. :rolleyes:

     
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