Need Help With Diy Setup

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by corderz, Oct 25, 2013.

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  1. corderz

    corderz Member
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    Right, i have just bought myself a new van (VW Caddy) and will be selling my old van fully kitted out so will be needing to kit out the Caddy

    So, the help i need is where is the best place to find all the items i need for the cheapest price

    Here are the things i need:

    • 350L Tank
    • Pump and Controller
    • Hose Reel and Hose
    • Leisure Battery
    • 22ft Pole
    • Best Connecting Hose
    If anyone can offer any help on where these items are cheapest, that would be great :Image3:
     
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  2. johnny bravo

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    did you get your old van already kitted out. if you know what to look for the main area is ebay. having used a van mount you will know what to look for , this is my next step, whenever i get a van.
     
  3. corderz

    corderz Member
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    I bought it as a full setup last time. Looking to buy individual bits this time
     
  4. nwcs

    nwcs Forum Addict
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    just Google items, all suppliers will have every thing you need, just 1 will be cheaper for 1 thing and another for somethink else,

    if I was you I will phone all suppliers and play them off each other for a discount,

    I uses pure freedom diy system and its been fine over the last 4 years.

    not sure I would uses ebay as if item doesn't work or goes faulty you may have problems getting a replacement
     
  5. Tattooed window cleaner

    Tattooed window cleaner Active Member
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    I've used eBay shops to purchase pole,pump,tank.resin and vessel, pump and vari flo controller,hose reel and hose,a good diesel battery from scrappie,connectors and tank tap fitting local DIY n fitted it out in. 2 hours,mind works a treat,and with the eBay shops,it invoice and guarantee for 12 months
     
  6. Duxbury

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    Set up my own DIY system this year. Got most of it on ebay, alot second hand. Heres a few of my thoughts.

    I would definately get the tank 2nd hand again, its just a tank and can save you a fair bit.

    I WOULDNT get second hand pumps again, got 2 and one never worked the other died 4 months later.
    Second hand pole I got was hopeless, Im gonna butcher it and turn it into a super shorty for use in alleyways etc.

    I got my hose+reel pretty cheap, I just missed out on an auction so contacted the seller, he agreed to sell me another at the same price as the winning bidder. Might be worth a try?

    And I decided to pay out for a decent pole, I got a Gardiner SLX 25ft, and I love it, light and easy to use, a 10 hour day leaves me with no strain at all anywhere (Not entirely true, I have serious problems with 1 wrist, but the fact I am still able to work with it says alot).

    ANy question feel free to message me. Hope that was possibly of some help and hope it all goes well!
     
  7. Tattooed window cleaner

    Tattooed window cleaner Active Member
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    Totally agree with second hand pump or pole,asking for trouble,I bought all mine new and most from one supplier(not threw eBay but under his trading name);),saved a bit here n there and it all good,ro unit was a waste, in my opinion n I use resin vessels,a few teething problems,but heyho,it wouldn't be life without em
    Thanks for advice,appreciated
     
  8. corderz

    corderz Member
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    Thanks for the advice

    Anyone recommend a decent pump and controller (for a decent price)
     
  9. scrim it

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    safe flow controller, Belfast on here supplies them. shurflo pump
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Good advice mate.
     
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