Slowly changing over

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Clisty1989, Jan 16, 2016.

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  1. Clisty1989

    Clisty1989 Forum Addict
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    I'm looking at starting the switch to wfp in the next few weeks by buying a backpack system and using it on awkward upstairs windows, then slowly moving on to all upstairs, moneys tight and cant afford a van so usong my estate car and was wondering a couple of things...
    1. How much water would I need to carry a day. Will be using 25l jerrycans so how any do you think I'll need.
    2. What's the most cost effective way to make pure and what size system would I need
    3. Would this be an adequate backpack for the job
    Big Boy Backpack & RENEGADE Deal
    Any advice would be well received.
     
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  2. ♠Winp®oClean♠

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    First you will need to know how hard/soft your tap water is to determine which type of filtration method/system you will require. This can be measured using a TDS meter, there may be a wfp operator local to you that you could ask?
     
  3. Taxlossloz

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    Before I got a van system I used four barrels plus full backpack plus occasional ladders - should get you through a day if you squeegee downstairs
     
  4. daveyboy

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    The bigboy is a good backpack
    I can clean 2 whole average 3 beds with a 25l drum so once up to speed you should be able to do tops on a few houses with 1
    I carry 5-6 of them in my car which lasts a long time if i trad some bottoms
     
  5. Clisty1989

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    I live in a soft water area, I know most people round here us RO with a DI polisher if that helps
     
  6. daveyboy

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    If it is soft water find out the tds and if it's low enough you can get away with just di
     
  7. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    I don't think that's accurate enough - you need a tap reading from your tap at home - get a TDS meter
     
  8. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Yes well worth looking into
    I used RO for years - then realised I don't need to bother as my water is only 100 ppm - DI only is much easier
     
  9. daveyboy

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    From what i remember someone saying tds is around 50-70 ppm round there
    If that's the case I'm jealous and di only would be fine
     
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    Depends how soft. If you can go DI only it will be cheaper and much easier/simpler than going down the RO route.
     
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