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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Belfastcleaning, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    My tap water is 40-42, I checked rain water it's around 22.. Would I save much on resin using rain water?
     
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  2. Paul

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    Not really mate my tap is 115 and rain is between 7/12 so I'm thinking of harvesting
     
  3. Dodger

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    Does rainwater actually have to go through di resin if ppm is low enough?
     
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    It's been belting down here for hours, everywhere flooded. Was thinking of harvesting rainwater just for something to do as we do get alot of rain!!
     
  5. Dodger

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    I harvest anyway and looking at bigger tanks to bury under bottom of garden for when I get going with wfp. I reckon I could get 3 1000 litre tanks between my sheds and wall and another 3 in time if needed but hear things about de-ionised water attracting the dirt. So does it need to be even if ppm is say 0.
     
  6. nearlyclean

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    you could the rain water as it is as long as it is clean. I would paint the tanks blacks to aviod uv rays and di as i needed it.
    lower the ppm the longer your resin will last. I gone to 15 ppm and been okay but following month cleaned with 0ppm. If your on a water meter the rain water harvesting is the way to go
     
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    A tip

    When the rains coming out the down pipe stick some resin in the wife tights at the end this will filter the make the water more pure
     
  8. nearlyclean

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    make sure the wife isnt wearing them first
     
  9. Dodger

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    I'm going to be piping it down the garden from downpipes and joining ones on sheds too that (when I put em on) and was thinking of adding the filters in removable sections, if I do need di then I'd put one in for that as well. Then add a small diy di inline on backpack to make sure.

    Just cos I read this kind of twaddle I'll tell yaz all the average house in uk could collect up to 85000 litres a year, I'll be collecting next doors as well so with sheds a possible 180000 (roughly) a yr so theres really no need to run up a hefty bill. Like I'd ever need all that.
     
  10. chip

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    If you could catch and store all that you'd not need to bother with next doors. I'm hoping to do similar albeit on a smaller scale just a few water butts. The nylons ideas a good one, I was planning bunging old coke bottles up with resin, that sounds easier!
     
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