Tds - How High Is Too High

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by timbeam, May 3, 2013.

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  1. timbeam

    timbeam Active Member
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  2. mark m

    mark m Hero
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    excellent read I said this thousand times before but people laugh apart from the few people who have listened and have saved money ever since
     
  3. rcproperty

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    Yer people use higher tds without a problem,

    Personally I used only water upto 001ppm. That way I know that if there are any spotting from a clean that I do i know it's not the water causing it, don't cost much or waste money doing it either, since February last year with my ro system It has cost me:-

    1 bag of resin
    2 set of 3 pre-filters.

    My 2 membranes have been in now for 2 years and still going well.
    Water starts at 350ppm then out of ro system at 010-011ppm then through resin.



    Plus in a way as he said pure water is 000ppm, if people use higher technically you can't say to customers that you use pure water to clean windows with???
     
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    You're absolutely right rc and I agree with you but nevertheless it shows there is no need to get too anal about your tds.
     
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    Totally agree with this been saying it for years! many times i have used water straight out of the tap and a dash of ecover @58tds

    i dont know about anyone else but find a high flow with the brush on the glass has less chance of spotting than firing jets at the glass!
     
  6. Donny

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    I cleaned my windows this morning with my garden hose attached to my Brodex pole just for the hell of it, a couple off wee spots appeared at the bottom of some windows , but very little and probably most customers would be ok with it, my tds from tap is 090 , I gave em a good clean and rinse though, im advertising I use pure water so im sticking with using 000 but will probably let it go to 010 without worrying too much
     
  7. doug atkinson

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    Loads of flaws in that report, he only states one element that causes spots when there are several !

    Pure water is used in many Industries and good advise given by qualified chemists. In these industries they never go above 005 ppm.

    You can notice spotting on a black surface at around 009 ppm on a hot sunny day as it is more noticeable. With glass not so much until the sun hits the window directly then you would start seeing them.
     
  8. chip

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    Think the different makes of glass have to be considered. I have a French door I can clean at 200, another patio door with alloy frames looks absolutely abysmal.
     
  9. harunh

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    its all about how u rinse :) scrub rinse scrub rinse scrub rinse ;)
     
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