Van + wfp system

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning' started by Ryan, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Hi guys some of u may remember me from last year.

    I was going to get a van and go traditional and build up a customer base for this year but i found a job working on the windows with mainly wfp system so thought that would be good experience for me so did that for 6 months.

    Now iv everything out of the way i can concentrate on building a round myself.

    So my question is

    whats the best ready made kit to buy is the freedom stuff any good ?
    iv got around £800-1000 for a kit

    or anyone know of another good kits ?

    or around 2k to buy a van and a system anyone know of any ?

    any help would be great
  2. Masons

    Masons Guru

    Oct 18, 2011
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    Well 800-1000 won't buy you ionics or facelift.
    I have PureFreedom equipment, and I love it, although I know many here don't.
    If you live near Grimsby you can always go round and see some of their stuff.
    I love them, when I get my next van I'll be fitting it with PureFreedom.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Ya the company i work for had a ionic system cost them loads and if u got a big round i suppose its fine.

    But to start out

    what sort of freedom system you running whats the filling time on your tank ?

    i live in a soft water area so not to bad in that aspect
  4. buy the components from pure freedom its cheaper and easy to set up especially in a soft water area
  5. badbusdriver

    badbusdriver Guest

    Diy all the way, i wouldnt even consider buying a 'system' now. And to be honest, given your budget, i am surprised you are even thinking about an off the self job!. Far cheaper to build up your own, and i am constantly baffled as to why anyone would do anything else, given how simple a wfp system is in essence.
    1, a water tank (suitably secured in your van, and an appropriate size for your van's payload). 2, a pump (surflo, preferably). 3, a pump controller (i think that is essential, others on here not so sure). 4, a means of purifying your water (r/o, di, or both, depending on your water hardness). 5, a hose reel. 6, a pole or two. 7, start working!.
  6. I bought a Pure Freedom 'Kit' off of ebay. 250l tank version with an RO filter system and small DI tank. Cost bout £900, but its all the other bits you need to, like connectors, water butt (i make water in shed n pump into van), submersable pump, new pole - as u get a crud fibre glass jobbie, hose reel to fill tank, etc u need to budget for the ancillary bits too.

    And when you set it all up for the first time.....IT WILL LEAK..... until you sort out all the ****les, just so you are aware.

    Once you've sorted it all, its as sweet as a nut!
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    know if u was to fill your 250l tank from empty to full how long does it take and what ro system you got 250 300 or 450 ?

    you in a soft or hard water area ?

    ya i know what u mean with poles ect ect
  8. If i were to fill it from empty using a submersible pump and garden hose it would take 30/40mins.

    I have a 5 stage 300gpd RO from pure freedom, just a standard filtration kit with a separate DI tank that looks like a 10" filter housing after the RO and i have a booster pump too. I can filter 200l in 4 hrs ish.

    My water is super hard 450ppm! But RO takes down to 19ppm and DI takes down to 0ppm.
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Thanks for the info fella

    maby a stupid question but the harder the water the longer it takes to take down to 0ppm is it ?

    4 hrs aint to bad for a hard area i suppose is it

    i'll get a booster anyway
  10. I think you just get more waster water.

    Ive done a video for you welsh_cleaner so you can see what a massive effect the booster pump has on my RO set up. Let me know what you think. :)