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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Clearview Lee, Jun 1, 2016.

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  1. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    #1 Clearview Lee, Jun 1, 2016
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    It's just so heavenly when things run smoothly, but when you start off on your day, and on the first job and things ain't right, it just sets the tone for a sh*t day doesn't it??

    My previous battery was failing me from mid last week onwards. It was an old one anyway, so bought a new one on Friday. I didn't have enough time to charge the thing, so just bought if off the shelf, fitted it, and went and done just 3 5bed houses. By the end of the 3rd and final house it was just dribbling water, but okay to just finish off 2 windows thankfully. Anyway, I charged it up as soon as I got home, and was fully charged up, even thou I wasn't to use it again till the Tues as was bank hol.

    Anyway, Monday eve I charhed it again for a few hours before going to bed, then took off charge while sleeping. Tues I only had a few jobs will 11am, but batt was TDS meter was reading 11.3 by then, and water dribbling.

    Last night, I stuck on charge all night with my usual c-tek charger, but I noticed the battery was only almost fully charged,and not fully after an 8 hour charge...BUT...got to my first job after a 10mile drive, set up, and on first window was just trickling!!! TDS: 11.2

    HELP!!! :-( :gush: What's happening???
     
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  2. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Right, I've just taken it back to where I bought it which just happens to be a boat marina at the end of my road which is very handy and they're very helpful and keen to help. They even offered me to use one of their batteries for the day, but after testing my battery they said it's absolutely fine as it read 13.2. So the problem is obviously somewhere else but couldn't work out where. Any clues??


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    Firstly make sure they are on the level, Halfords will do a free battery test for you.
     
  4. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Oh yeah, they're well on the ball there! It's their business. They serve the boating community that live on sight on the Grand Union Canal. They have a big battery store there.


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    Check all connections. Twice!
     
  6. Clearview Lee

    Clearview Lee Well-Known Member
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    Well I took the battery out of the van and charged it separately all day. While that was charging I checked all the connections and a couple were a little bit iffy although still connected, so I just changed them as I had nothing to do. Stuck it all back together and cleaned my house and all seems to be working okay..

    The strange world of the WFP system!!


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    I had the same thing on Monday. Turned out to be an airlock, had every blummin connector off and
    Checked voltage on every plug. My system doesn't like running out of water completely that's for sure as it took a good half hour to get going again! I always carry a cheap voltmeter with me so I can rule out the battery straight away, even with the split relay on board now.


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  8. Clearview Lee

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    Cool. Thanks. Glad you sorted it in pretty quick time thou!



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