Tube Heaters R ****

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Podrikk007, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    I have had 2 60w heaters on in the van since 6pm last night. 1 is right next to my hose reel and the other is next to my ro. Hosepipe still frozen solid . Haven't been able to get out all week due to this cold. What can I do now!
     
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  2. bluemonkey

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    an immersion element in tank, 60w is like a light bulb
     
  3. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    The tanks and pumps still ok, just my hose reel mainly
     
  4. Fazza123

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    Could you not bring the hose indoors ?
    Your feet would be freezing in this weather anyway
     
  5. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    It means un bolting it tho, plus it leaks, lol
     
  6. mark m

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    if you are lossing work sort out the leak on the real and bring it in the house or treat yourself to a spare reel if you dont want to unbolt it .
     
  7. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    Strange, I had a 120w heater on in my van and everything was fine. We have have temps as low as -4 here
     
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    yer my 120w by my pumps have kept everything ok, even hose reel was fine.
     
  9. windyman

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    Maybe the key is not to let it freeze first?

    I think if it freezes, then trying to defrost it with 120w is gonna take a long time. But if you put 120w in before anything freezes, it'd probably keep the heat up enough not to freeze.

    Just my thoughts...
     
  10. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    What I do is have a ball tap valve by the outlet of the tank, then at night run the pump until all the water is drained.

    Take hose reel and pole into hose. Come the morning I have only one small section of hose which needs to be defrosted and can be done in 10 mins. Sorted :)
     
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