Winter Survival- My Ideas

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  1. Joe

    Joe Active Member
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    Hi

    Just been thinking about winter & was thinking there must be easier ways than dangerous heaters etc. Here are some of my ideas- would be good to hear yours!

    Empty your tank at night. Your tank cant freeze if its empty!

    Fit your pump to a panel and velcro it to your tank- Van wall- whatever you usually secure it against. This can be removed in seconds if you connect it using hoselocks too & bring it indoors.

    Change your hose fitting from a waterstop connector to one where the water can empty as you wind it in. If its completely empty you could leave it in the van, but if in doubt just bring it in with pump.

    DI vessels-/ RO- consider going DI only for the colder months- this way you can bring your RO indoors and just produce water on demand. If you are worried about outside tap etc freezing consider using a tap connector that you can connect to indoor kitchen/ bathroom tap & run hose out of window.

    It may seem like a lot to do but you could probbly fill up & have the rest of the gear in the van in an hour- better to lose an hour than a day.

    It might cost you a bit more money in resin aswell but again, even if you had to spend a trnner on resin to get working and earn £100, I think thas worth it.

    Anyone else have any cheap, hassle free ways of staying fluid this winter?
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    yep fitted a safe heater and a hot water system into the van! even if it got down to -20 i could still work! lol not that i would tho, glass would break at that temp! lol
     
  3. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    Yeah I fitted a greenhouse heater in my van, automatic heat sensitive cut out so if it gets to hot., It will shut down.

    ‚ÄčIt seems to have worked today, there to motors without frost on them and one is mine :)

    What dangerous heater you talking about?
     
  4. Joe

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    My post was aimed at people not looking to put heaters etc in there vans, maybe if you have to park your van out of site or perhaps you are a part timer like me, was just a few ideas i thought may have help anyone not sure what to do.
     
  5. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    I get that, its the dangerous part I dont get mate, even if you parked your van out of site it would still be okay
     
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