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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by debo, Feb 18, 2016.

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  1. debo

    debo Newcomer
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    hi all I've just been made redundant from the oil industry so thought I would try my hand at window cleaning. I already have a van so just need to get the gear to kit it out wfp system. Where would be the best place you guys recoment for all your gear thanks
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    if you can make the system yourself then this would be a lot cheaper.
    you can get most things from window cleaning suppliers online.
     
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  4. Brandon

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    Hi mate welcome to the forum!
    I built my kit myself, shopped around online and got all the bits from various places.
    This is what I bought:
    Pump: 12v Shurflo 100psi 5.2lpm £74.40 12V 100PSI 5.2LPM SHURFLO DIAPHRAGM PUMP FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
    Hose and reel: Wintecs metal hose reel with 100m of 6mm microbore hose £111.23 Metal Hose Reel c/w 100m WINTECS 6mm Hose Complete
    DI Vessel: depending on the size you want... 19ltr EMPTY DI VESSEL - Window Cleaning/Bio Filter - EMPTY OF RESIN
    In-Line strainer: shurflo in-line strainer with 1/2" barbs £10.99 Shurflo, Flojet and Aquatec water pump, Varistream for window cleaning in London UK (scroll down)
    Resin: 25l Unger mixed bed resin £72.00 Purolite MB400 Virgin mixed bed DI resin for pure water window cleaning
    TDS Meter: Digital TDS Meter stick £4.95 Digital TDS 3 Water Quality Purity Meter TEMP PPM Test Tester Filter Pen Stick
    Battery: I got a 100ah leisure battery from the local agricultural shop for about £70
    Pole trigger: 532TV trigger - Plastic clamp (saves you a heck of a lot of water) £35.99 Water fed pole triggers and aqua-dapter accessories (scroll down)

    I've left out all the RO kit as I use rain water and don't need that part so I go straight through the DI vessel, ask someone else about that :thumbsup:
    That's all I can think of for now!
     
  5. rcproperty

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    you missed tank! lol

    must rain a lot where you are, or not use that much?
     
  6. Brandon

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    I use 20 litre tubs lol! I use my car so I can fit 9 tubs in the back which gives me 180 litres :) yeah I've got a big 1000 litre tank connected to the house and another to the garage so when it rains it tops them back up:cool:
     
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    just had a look and gardiner seem quite reasonable for tanks
     
  8. rcproperty

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    I would only use a guy called Stephen, from Aquaeous Plastic Fabrication
    he makes all his own tanks and to suit and shape or size.
    its where I got this tank made for my van

    flat tank.jpg
     
  9. Brandon

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    that's dead handy! you could fit a mattress in there for a quick nap between jobs :zzz:
     
  10. rcproperty

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    yep plenty of room for a full size bath in in and still able to work! lol
     

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