Making pure

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Danfire, Jun 6, 2015.

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  1. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    #1 Danfire, Jun 6, 2015
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    Like some others on here I still hybrid clean my round with a backpack for difficult or dangerous access stuff. The vast majority is trad and I get through about two hundred litres a month (only part time windie).

    At the moment I have a friend working in a unit that makes jet engine cleaner and somewhere in the process they produce pure. For the past couple of years I've been dropping empty barrels on his doorstep and they arrive on mine full. I'm sure if he minded he would say something but I feel I'm imposing and he won't even let me clean his windows in exchange. What I need to know is; what do I need to buy to make my own pure, what's the easiest/cheapest way to do it considering the small quantities I use? Who are the best retailers for what I need? Alternatively, the city I work in has a large cleaning company that sell pure for £3.60 for 100 litres.
     
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  2. Chris Dall

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    Well you have kind of answered your own question.

    You use around 200L a month and can buy it for £3.60 for a hundred??

    Save the messing around with filtration and buy it
     
  3. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    You're probably right, I don't have a clue what it costs to buy the stuff to make my own though.
    One of the reasons for considering making my own is the convenience factor of not having to rely on anyone for my supply and I might be inclined to use a lot more if I had a ready supply.
     
  4. Smurf

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    No matter which way you decided to go if you are using so say pure water you still need a tds meter so buy one of these first which you will know is not going to be a fake copy.

    HM Digital TDS-3 Handheld Meter With Carrying Case
    http://www.daqua.co.uk/testmeters.htm

    Once you have one then find out what the tds is of the tap water you will be using and let us know.
     
  5. Duncs

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    you have gd contact to buy it
    so hayho
    have you thought off doing all your graft WFP
     
  6. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    The water supply has been a limiting factor in doing a lot more WFP. My mate has been great supplying me but if I was to leave four barrels on his doorstep every night I think I might put a strain on our friendship. Buying the stuff from the other place would also be a bit of a ball ache.
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    yes it may be the best way out to just say you can now make your own..

    mine with ro and filters only cost me £130 ish and on the amount you are using will last for ages without touching it..

    I probs use 200 litres a week at present but as smurfy will say...its going to go up....but for the price I paid I cant moan..

    it takes me at the mo one hour twenty to fill a 25 litre barrel...

    of course...it takes longer in the winter ..ta sprucey...

    once set up its so simple to use danfire..:D
     
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    Unless you know what yout tap water ppm is it's pointless to buy a ro as you may not need one if you live in a soft water area as twin di's may be all that you need
     
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  10. Danfire

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    I'm going to look into this. Pretty sure we are in a hard water area down here. There was another WFP operator who used to make from the same supply that I plan to use, think I'm going to have a chat with him.
     
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