Water Purification

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by patrick, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. patrick

    patrick Member
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    Im a window cleaner who uses just traditional methods at the minute, im considering getting a trolley system for some of my work. How would I go about purifying the water, I know people have water butts in garages and things but how exactly does it work ?
     
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  2. tench0771

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    u can use a ro but u wast a lot of water with them an it takes longer to fill up, with ro u need a static tank , also u can use a di set up witch is quicker to fill ur tank or 25l drums but u need a tds meater to c wat ur water qualty is any thing above 200ppm then u will b beter useing a ro hope that helps
     
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    also ide get a bk pack insted of a trollie just my view tho cos in the end u will probly want a van mount they go togther very well bk pack an van mount
     
  4. Pride Clean

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    In a nut shell :
    Get a Total Dissolved Solids Metre (TDS)
    The solids are what leave water marks on glass
    A reverse Osmosis (R.O) system will take out usually 95% ish of the solids out of your water.
    You will then need a Deionisation filter (D.I) full of resin to the 'polish' off the water (take out the other 5%)
    Your water will the dry on glass, clear of any spots or marks (so long as you clean with the right technique)

    Various ways and systems filter your water.
    Some are faster but more expensive (eg 4040 R.O's)
    Some are slower but cheaper.

    Some people filter straight into there van tank, some people filter in a tank at home (static tank) and then transfer the water to the van depending on how much they need....

    All depends on how much water you may need on a daily basis, situation at home i.e space, budget.....

    If you want to use a trolley youd ideally want an r.o producing/filtering water into a static tank (get a 1000litre IBC) and then fill your barrels at night.
    When you're out working have your r.o producing water into your ibc.

    Have a read through posts and ask people questions buddy, just do as much read up as you can
     
  5. patrick

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    Thanks for both replying. It is a static tank I was looking at to fill up overnight. Tench0771 you say get a back pack instead of a trolley system ?
     
  6. tench0771

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    yes m8 i had a purefreedom trollie an i thault it was a pain heavy an takes up a lot of space, my back used to kill me luging 25l drums about an lifting the trollie in an out of the van some people like them but there not 4 me lol and if u run a drum dry u have to faff about geting the air lock out{ nte mare}
     
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    another thing is a trollie is like nearly £500 back pack is just over £100 think gardeners do a bujet bk pk even cheeper
     
  8. patrick

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    How much water can a backpack carry ? Do you have a van mounted system ?
     
  9. patrick

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    Do I just use a normal water butt to filter the water into ?
     
  10. tench0771

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    i have a 18l wcw bk pk i can clean a small bunglow with one fill if it ant got loads of stubern bird mck on glass u can get a big boy bk pk but i think u will need a sack truck to carry it lol ,i have a 350l van mount i use the bk pack 4 the odd job where its a nte mare realing hose out ar if im cleaning a few top windows an trading the rest
     
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