Setting up a wfp van for the 1st time....need help please

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Whitehouse, Jan 2, 2014.

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  1. Whitehouse

    Whitehouse Newcomer
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    Hi and happy new year,
    I'm starting to use wfp and am setting up the van from scratch. A local supplier has said he can install but I'm on a budget and would rather install it myself also would probably enjoy this too.

    Short of asking someone local for a nosey round his van which I don't think would happen I need help with what goes where on the set up. The plan is to have a Di in the garage with an IBC and adding RO when I've a bit more spare cash . The van is to have a tank, pump etc. I'm not to confident with electrics. Has anyone tried this themselves? I'd imagine once you've done it its easy enough but don't want to **** it up either.
    Any recommendations on a pump would be good, only starting with one man but plan on two in the near future so a dual pump would be good.

    Ideally I'd like to bypass the local supplier and buy mostly of the internet for now as I think the supplier could be a bit over priced but hey he's trying to make a living too.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated no matter how small.

    Ps someone listed a Chinese site supplying poles real cheap but I cant find the thread anymore. Anyone bought of this ? always imagine handing over card details to these seems risky.

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. Shinytime

    Shinytime Active Member
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    Sureflow 100psi pump and varistream controller, 500L tank to allow you to expand in the future, plus a frame, you will need nylock bolts.

    Get a gardiners 22slx to start, and if you need higher, get a broker hydra 36 if on a budget, heavy but it will get you up to those 3rd floors!

    You will need a hose reel, brodex have one for £60 just now and some 8mm hose, you may also want a number port to go on your bumper so you can lock your van,

    You will need a transfer pump from garage to van, you can get submersible ones.

    and finally an auto shut off to stop water flowing into ivc
     
  3. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    My advise is the stick with a local known and respected supplier such as Gardiners. A good pole would be an SLX25. Get the best and don't scrimp on this.

    Before you start, buy a tds meter and check the tds of your source water ie tap. This is a start as you need to know whether you can purify your water di only or if you need an r/o as well.

    www.daqua.co.uk sell kits, but you need to ask Doug to quote for an SLX pole if that's the way you want to go.
     
  4. Whitehouse

    Whitehouse Newcomer
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    Thanks, didn't know that about need an ro aswell as Di , Thanks again.
     
  5. spruce

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    It all depends on your tap water's tds and a tds meter is the first purchase. It will be used regularily to keep a check on things anyway.

    Once you know what your tds is, then you can ask for other users suggestions so you can make an informed decision.
     
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