Pump control

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Peter Davenport, Nov 1, 2015.

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  1. Peter Davenport

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    Hello folks,

    I introduced myself last week and now I'm looking to pick your brains!!

    I've got a 250ltr Brodex set up in my van and tomorrow I should be taking delivery of one of these snazzy little hot water heaters http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Useful-Po...918138?hash=item235c08873a:g:0McAAOSwAYtWMyZe
    M only worry is that when my pole gets disconnected I've noticed that my pump keeps running and I can feel the pressure building in the hose until I reconnect my pole. Not sure this is a good thing!
    So, my question is, is there something I can buy that will cut out the pump when the pressure builds?? Then I can get a tap at the pole end and I can turn the bugger off between houses!!!
    Here's a pic of my pump if it helps :)




    Thanks
     

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  2. Tuffers

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    What do you mean by disconnecting your pole, also, do you use a controller?
     
  3. Peter Davenport

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    Well, by disconnecting I mean when I'm pulling it along and it snags and the connector comes apart!!!
    Controller??? No. My pump switches on/off at the pump and that's it. That's what I'm looking for, something other than an on/off switch that will knock it off when water isn't required such as between properties.
     
  4. Tuffers

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    I'd get a Shurflo pump and a Spring controller personally with a tap on your pole. When you turn the water off the controller will tell the pump to stop. That's what you are wanting I guess?
     
  5. Peter Davenport

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    That's exactly what I want, thanks
     
  6. steve garwood

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    Yep, a controller is what you need. Will also mean your pump isn't working flat out so should last longer
     
  7. Peter Davenport

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    Do you know, from the pic, if I can I get a controller for the pump I already have???
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Hang on a minute, there is a controller in your pic. Have you tried to see if it works?
     
  9. steve garwood

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    Well spotted tuffers!!!
     
  10. Peter Davenport

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    IS THERE???? Well **** me (stands back in amazement!!!:))
    Do you mean on the right, the black plate??
    That has a **** that turns the flow up/down and by pressing it it turns the flow on/off but, if I disconnect my pole so that the water has nowhere to go, the pump keeps pumping!!!
     
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