Re-Cycle Rainwater?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Shine Window Cleaning, Oct 23, 2012.

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  1. Shine Window Cleaning

    Shine Window Cleaning Well-Known Member
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    I've just taking a reading from some rainwater outside and it's showing 007ppm (instead of 220ppm from good ol Southern Water!). Could I theoretically collect rainwater in a large water butt(once all this sunshine fades away), and put this thru my DI? Hmmmm......?
     
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  2. Extremecleansussex

    Extremecleansussex Active Member
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    There's nothing to stop you, it would need to go through a filter for the larger stuff and the DI unit but is absolutely fine to use.
     
  3. CNS-southwest

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    Yes a few people are starting to do this, you'll need very clean gutters and a cloth filter ontop of the water puts which will need cleaning regularly, I also recommend you make a home made di system like someone on here recently did, it worked out a lot cheaper an more effectively and you could build it into the system so that the water comes out of the butt at @0ppm ready to use :)
     
  4. deno

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    See this months window cleaning magazine, there is a great article on this.
    http://www.windowcleaningmagazine.co.uk/
     
  5. deno

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    in short yes, its what i do and at the moment theres more free water around than I can use!!!!!!
     
  7. Shine Window Cleaning

    Shine Window Cleaning Well-Known Member
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    Happy dayz! Thanks guys- will definitely look into this, there's plenty of rain-water about at the moment!
     
  8. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Thanks deno for the link as I never new that free mag existed.

    Was an interesting read but I too have been harvesting rainwater since the last hosepipe ban.
    I've hardly used my RO since as it's been the wettest year on record in the UK for a hundred years :D

     
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    Smurf Banned
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    If you have the room then 1000ltr ibc's are alot cheaper to buy and have a smaller footprint to use as holding tanks than buying several B&Q water butts. Also rather than using a diverter (50-60% effective) simply modify the existing downpipes to go into the holding tanks which will collect 100% of the rainwater instead ;)

    I would also like to think I was maybe the first to come up with using a simple sock filter :D
     
  10. Dodger

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    I just run it through a sponge to take big stuff out, then through home made di. (1 litre by the way has lasted 2 months and still at 000ppm)
     
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