Portable backpack or fitted tank

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Scribbo, Feb 13, 2016.

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  1. Scribbo

    Scribbo Newcomer
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    Evening all , I have a dilemma that I'd like your thoughts on. I currently work with my gardiner backpack and pole , and fill up my 4x25 litre barrels and go off to work.
    It's getting a bit laborious doing this and I'm toying with the idea of putting a tank in the back of my van and making life easier , but I'm not sure if it'll be cost effective , in fact I dint even know what it would cost lol
    Any thoughts ??
     
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  2. Jimroot

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    if you can, filling to the van mounted tank is Much easier than carrying water IMO, the costs will vary a lot with your set up and situation, RO Di ? Type of van, type of bulkhead, size of tank, proximity of van to tap, storage space, finances
     
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    Are you wanting a van mounted setup, tank, pumps, controllers, reels etc or are you just wanting a large tank to fill your pack from so you aren't filling barrels all day?
     
  4. Scribbo

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    The full van set up really , so I don't have to lug my barrels around anymore , but it would come down to cost
     
  5. Neil

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    This is the thing I thought about when I started , shall I get a small van? Shall I use a trolley with barrels? In the end I went with a big van 500lt tank pumps controllers 2 di vessels in the van ro system on the van. I'm glad I did because work has picked up in the last 4 years and I would've only had to spend more doing it later on


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  6. Tuffers

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    Are you doing a mix of trad and WFP as I see you're only using 100 litres a day.
     
  7. David K

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    Actually im running a 350 liter van Mount , but Been considering getting a backpack as a backup , we all Got custys with difficult acces areas . As i Can calculate you Got bout 10 min . Effective run in most backpacks . Would definetly cover my odd jobs .
    For full time work ! ? NO WAY !!! o_O
     
  8. steve garwood

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    No window cleaner ever regrets fitting a van mounted system. It makes life so much easier
     
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  9. daveyboy

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    If you wanted you could fit a big tank with bilge pump
    Put backpack on floor
    Stick hose in it
    Flick switch on
    Backpack full in seconds
    Depends if you want a full system or not
     
  10. simon

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    i went from an estate car & backpack to a van with a 350 tank a 1" outlet which fills my backpack in 20 secs
    did that for 3 years & last year fitted a reel & pump box
    soo much easier & quicker
    my lad uses the backpack all day no problem still but when we swap for a bit i'm amazed at how hard it is lol
     
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