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Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by able, Feb 15, 2014.

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  1. able

    able Newcomer
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    O.K. So we have now decided on a nice 35ft carbon pole and our ro unit is pretty good (bit slower than advertised but thats another question for later lol)

    Our little trolley system seem a bit naff now so what is a good level entry delivery system, at present we just have a 100psi sureflow from a 25ltr tank, we do have a 300 ltr tank in our lock up though.

    Is it worth buying a complete kit such as this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SALE-500L...omeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&hash=item51b4dab6a2

    Or is there a better alternative, some kind of portable unit would be best so we could alternate vans.

    I've been looking at a few second hand units on ebay, is there anything I should look out for or expect??

    Cheers
     
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  2. Tattooed window cleaner

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    Depends how deep ya pockets are ;)
    I got all mine threw eBay(pure freedom & BAYERSAN) n built it meself.i couldn't work out what all the fuss was,asked couple o local windys what set up they got,what's the pigging secret!!!!!
    It basic plumbing
    You get more for your dollar on self build n mix n match what you need
     
  3. jimmyboots

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    #3 jimmyboots, Feb 16, 2014
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    able... I am using D.I.Y trolleys at the moment. Next month will be 1 year WFP the Tops after 22 years Trad. Next month when spring arrives I am doing a D.I.Y Van mount. Look at that picture (link) you put up.
    The pole you have anyway.

    Here is a 400 litre tank £178
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400-Litre...omeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&hash=item43b3bcf444

    Here is steel to make a frame £30.50
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360689343112?var=630140486527

    Here is a 24 litre DI vessell £47.50
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24lt-di-v...K_HomeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&hash=item2589c80

    Here is hose and reel x2 £278.00
    http://www.thecleaningwarehouse.co....hose-100m--metal-reel-inc-fittings-1608-p.asp

    Here is pump and controller x2 £312.00
    http://www.thecleaningwarehouse.co.uk/varistream-and-shurflo-pump-package-deal-1339-p.asp

    Here is TDS Meter £6.99

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-T..._Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item3f296a5783

    pipe and fittings about £20

    £178.00
    £ 30.50
    £ 47.50
    £278.00
    £312.00
    £ 6.99
    £ 20.00
    =£872.99 Saving around £523.00. That is with 2 pumps, controllers and 2 sets of hose and reels. Well worth the DIY as you will have to fit the tank in anyway.
    Keep your Trolley for back up or access etc

    Also get a BIG leisure battery
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leisure-B...tEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item3f21b50485

    And split relay to keep it charged
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-TRANS...ccessories_Touring_Travel&hash=item2589a92d89

    Here are some DIY Van mount videos



    (one of a few)



    This is what I am doing :)
     
  4. keir

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    Niiiiice!!!! Good post bud
     
  5. able

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    WOW!! Excellent post!!! Many thanks
     
  6. able

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    Pretty much got all the gear together now.

    I bought the d.i. filter off ebay, My system doesn't have this at the moment so what exactly do I do with it, do I fill it to the top with resin and put it between the pole and pump??

    How long roughly will the resin last, water from our ro is normally 000-002tds, will the low tds make the resin last longer?

    Cheers
     
  7. jimmyboots

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    Wow mate your Resin will last ages if water going in is 000-002. I make my water into a static Tank, not on the van so I dont have a DI in the Van. Some put the Resin before the pump others put it after. What is your TDS from the tap ?
     
  8. keir

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    You say you have a 300 tank in your lock up? Depending on how you transfer your water from your tank to your 25 ltr tubs will dictate where you put the di
    I'm not sure if this would work but if you plumb the di in straight after the ro, then out of the di into your tank this would give you 000 polished water ready to use, but the way i would do it is wait till you get your van sorted (002is fine to clean with) and put the di after the pump, so in your van you would have your 000-002 and your di would polish it before it goes up the pole.

    As for your resin life span, my ro produces 000-001 and i have just checked the tds after my di for the first time in 2 months and its 000, i reckon it'll last a long long long time, i'll check it again every two weeks now
     
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