Pump box - how much!!!

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  1. Smurf

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    #1 Smurf, Jan 20, 2015
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    I think this chap is having a laugh myself :D
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Complete-Bespoke-wfp-Pump-Box-/181643276788

    What do you think?:rolleyes:

    Details taken from listing

    This complete bespoke pump box is for the pro quality window cleaner/ valeter whose work equipment is as important as the quality job required!
    UPDATED 30.12.14
    Box is almost finished, last bits I'll fit are treated wooden batons to stabilise DI vessel & battery so it all sits snug
    Additional photos added showing complete box, swivel fittings are on IN & OUT ports making it easier to connect hose from any angel
    The on/off switch is fitted top left next to the outlet fitting, just connect up in the morning then use on/off switch, then disconnect at the end of the day
    Charge battery after each day's work to ensure full power!
    Everything is in a 600mm x 400 mm strong box
    ( FULL IN-DEPTH DESCRIPTION & PHOTOS TO FOLLOW )
    Iv been in the trade over 20 years from ladder to pole, as in any area of work you get to know what's good & what's bad, what works & what doesn't!this bespoke box is full of just under 100 top quality items & components through to the last nut & bolt!
    Shurflo pumps speak for themselves! Having worked with pump & controller I did find the controller more of an hindrance than a work tool
    Like all window cleaners we know the stop/start problems that can occur do spoil the day! To avoid that I choose not to use controllers - too many stop/start days!
    The shurflo pumps are built to last having its own shut off system, when you stop the flow - the pump stops!! Simple as that!
    What did we do before controllers came out!, this is only my experience with these products that's why I choose to work without one, since then Iv had no more stop/start days! ( maybe it was a faulty controller? ) the pump I'm using at the moment is coming up 4 years old & still going strong!!, I'm not condemning controllers its my personal choice!
    Back to the box -fittings are brass and steel & 3ply hose
    All 12v connections are soldered together then covered with shrink wrap hose, makes a perfect connection & seal
    The sole item that's not brand new is the DI vessel ( as new ) every other item is brand new bought & assembled by myself
    I'm using the same DI vessel ( in the box ) myself and find it faultless & good quality!!
    As is the "yuasa" gel leisure battery ( in the box )
    The added bonus is the bespoke box is fitted with a 100psi shurflo 4lpm pump not a 5lpm pump, less pressure build up is good for the pump!
    A full test & pressure test will be done to guarantee a leak free system is sold!
    Approx weight 15KG - empty vessel
    25KG - full vessel
    Carriage, ebay & paypal fees will be approximately £150 (wow) Cost for equipment is £340 with empty DI vessel
    ( £370 with full DI vessel ( new/dry MB115 )
    The 2 items that aren't supplied are battery charger & strainer
    The battery charger ranges from approximately£15 to £60 ( personal choice )
    I fit The inline strainer between water tank & "IN" port on the box againpersonal choice
    A starting bid of £520 will cover all cost & delivery +£30 for full DI vessel
    To buy this bespoke pump box over a working year (5) days the cost is under £2 a day
    Any questions please ask
    Genuine enquires/ bidders please
    Ready to go jan15
    Orders can be taken

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  2. heyoh

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    It's simple maths: he spent 13 hours building the box, could have earned £40/hr doing the windows instead... 13x40=520 :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    So cutting threw the **** in the listing inside the box is as follows:
    1 x used di tank with some resin in it.
    1x shurflo 4 lpm pump (not the standard 5 lpm)
    1x new cheap battery
    bit of plumbing & 2 x swivel fittings on the side
    bit of wiring with a chepo switch on the side

    £520 for that...:eek:
    You also have to buy your own battery charger & strainer as is not included in the cost.:rolleyes:

    Sounds a bargain to me NOT for "This complete bespoke pump box is for the pro quality window cleaner/ valeter whose work equipment is as important as the quality job required!" Bless :laugh:
     
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    Beggars belief.....but I bet some bloody idiot will buy that.....a fool and their money eh :rolleyes:.
     
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    He's havin a Turkish. Ooh I need to change me resin. Hang on while I f@ck about trying to get the vessel out and smash the plastic box in doing so.
     
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    I also don't like the idea of having a battery like that in the same box either.
     
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    What a ****



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    I dont know if they will actually get the money but thats the second one on ebay after the dad sold his sons car recently with a great description as to how the son had looked after it and that went for a fortune too...

    one banana and trolley for sale as used by frank....:D
     
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