New gas heater arrived this morning

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Smurf, Feb 4, 2015.

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    Just a quick heads up If you get one it comes without a gas hose or gas regulator but no big deal as local calor gas suppliers should stock them. It does come with a screw in barb end though to fit the gas inlet pipe to. The other fittings to connect the water inlet & outlet is not supplied either. Again this is down to you to decide whichever way you want the hoses/pipes connected.

    For now I'm just using the hozelock fittings from my old L5 to test it. If going down the hozlock route you will need a male screw on outside tap fittings with a reducer that some come with already that will screw straight on.

    On another note at the top of the heater the vent is round so can be fitted with a flue if wanted. I’m undecided if I want to be cutting a hole in my van roof though at the mo.
     
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    I've just tried it out and so far it seems much better than my old L5 heater.:)
     
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    Looks nice and compact!

    I have thought about this, but so far, in 3 years, I've managed to get away with cold water, accept one day 3 years ago on a few houses that I do. No biggie.

    But Monday this week was effin cold, and my water did freeze, but luckily I had insides to do, and by the time I got back out it had melted and was fine to carry on for the rest of the day.

    Keep us updated will how it goes....
     
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    You know of it cheaper Spruce? I'm tempted by one of these.

    Keep us informed Smurf.
     
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-8L-HO...arden_Hearing_Cooling_Air&hash=item25807be956

    They are all the same, just with different names. Don't accidentally buy the one for natural gas as they are slightly cheaper. I would always confirm the price of postage with the supplier before ordering the item.

    I know of a few cleaners who have them and they work very well. The only downside is fitting them where you can exhaust it. I would also suggest a roof vent.

    Religiously drain the heater down in the winter to prevent the internals being damaged by ice. There is a drain especially for you to do it. However, Spring also make a Frostat controller applicable to gas heaters since the beginning of this year. Once the temperature drops to 2 degrees it will switch the pump on for ten minutes. All you have to do is make sure you have a return to the water tank incorporated in you setup.
     
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    How come that one is so much cheaper??

    Although the hot water enables you to get the work done, but doesn't this freeze after a few mins??
     
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    That's the kind of price I've seen them for spruce. I don't think Smurf would've paid that much for it as he linked one for similar wonga to the one you linked.
     
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    I did some council offices a couple of Sundays ago. I didn't realise that the council was saving money by switching the heating off. The cold water I was using was freezing on the glass and I spent ages on each window washing the ice off so I could rinse. Once I did that the water froze again, but when it thawed the windows were clean.

    Had I had warm water it would have made the job a bit easier. I doesn't matter if the water freezes quicker; all you have to do is get a wash and a rinse in first.

    99.9% of the houses we do will have central heating so we are fine with cold water. However it would be nice the have a little warm water warming our carbon poles up a little. I hate wearing gloves and having experimented with warm before it does make a difference to the temperature of the pole. I also hate using the hose in winter as the cold water temperatures make it like wire.
     
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