Ok Guys....whats The Problem...? .....(Solved!)

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Luffy, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. Luffy

    Luffy Member
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    So today is a bad day.....

    Had a couple of nice jobs on this afternoon, the sun is shining, got my brand new CLX for them and i'm feeling good! Get to the job and that's when the 1st problem happens. As i'm putting a new brush on the pole, i tightened it too much and snapped the quick release connector at the end of it making the pole completely useless and it's the only pole I've got that's suitable for the 2 jobs :angry:

    Then i realsied something odd with my system (RO) as the water just isn't making it to the pole unless i turn it up beyond 50+ psi,

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    This is a picture of my set up so you can get an idea

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    The water is fowing out of the tank just fine but as soon as i connect it to the hose reel it starts going backwards and shooting out of the connector at the top (closest to the van) and nothing is coming out the end of the brush

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    Then as soon as i disconnect it at the hose end it stops coming out at the top and flows fine, it's almost like something is caught in the hose itself and pushing the water back in the opposite direction.

    Anyone had the same problem before? I've tried turning it up to 99psi but it doesn't change anything...





    NOW SOLVED

    After changing all the connectors and hoses about i finally nailed it this morning...

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    The problem was staring right at me all along, the small rubber band that you can see in the picture above on the port at the very top had come off of the the housing it is supposed to sit in. I am amazed that something so small as this can have such an effect on the entire system!!!

    Thank you all for the replies, i can finally get back to earning money!

    :D
     
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  2. garyboy

    garyboy Well-Known Member
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    Prob got a non return valve ie water only flows one way
     
  3. Luffy

    Luffy Member
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    oddly, it has only happened since i used my new pole which has a fitted flow valve on it. I can't help but think that has something to do with it
     
  4. garyboy

    garyboy Well-Known Member
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    That sounds like your answer good luck
     
  5. Luffy

    Luffy Member
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    hmmmm trouble is, i've put a completely new pole on without a flow valve and it's doing the same thing
     
  6. garyboy

    garyboy Well-Known Member
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    In the last pic water is coming out the valave in your hand is it a one way
     
  7. Luffy

    Luffy Member
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    yeah it's coming out the end of the hose that connects the hose reel to ports on the van
     
  8. garyboy

    garyboy Well-Known Member
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    so surely you must be able to trace the fault its coming out of van port right whats next hose reel is it coming out of hose reel if so move onto pole if not youve narrowed it down then see what connectors you have it has to be one of them
     
  9. silversurfer

    silversurfer Active Member
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    Must be a blockage or kink in the pole hose then!
     
  10. harunh

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    I hate it when stuff l ike this happens

    i hope u get it fixed up mate cos it can be a big hassle sometimes especially when you stop cleaning because of it :(

    good luck matey
     
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