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Benny M

Newbie..Bought Van and need to kit it out.

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Benny M

Hi

 

I have recently bought a van and want to have a DIY setup. Trouble is, I don't really know where to start, what to buy and how to fit it. Is there anyone out there that can point me in the right direction please? I dont need the very best equipment, just reliable. I live in Dorset and so would love some advice please. I want to set the van up so Im capable of running a 2 man system. If there is anyway that someone can give me some idea of the individual parts that I need i would really appreciate it. Thanks again. Ben 

 

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RWCleaning

Hey man,

 

Well done for getting the van.

 

Where abouts in Dorset are you?

 

Well first, work out what size tank you want/need. Remembering the legal weight load. You’ll need a tank, ideally a steel retaining safety frame (some use straps)

pump, controller hose reel, battery etc.

 

but before all that you could water proof paint the inside. 

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spruce

Added to this would be to decide if you want to fit a 'plug and play' unit into your van (filter water directly into your vans tank) or filter water separately into a storage tank to transfer into your van's tank when required.

Example of a 'plug and play' unit -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/650L-FULLY-FITTED-WATER-FED-POLE-WINDOW-CLEANING-SYSTEM/250667389976?hash=item3a5cf0d418:g:KwYAAOxyOM5RZNvm

 

A delivery unit will be the same unit less the r/o housing and membrane, the prefilters and the di vessel as these would be near your storage tank.

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BigFoot
24 minutes ago, Benny M said:

Hi I'm near Weymouth. Just looking at this https://www.thecleaningwarehouse.co.uk/the-new-water-genie-di-system-6394-p.asp

 

Thoughts would be appreciated. May go a bit bigger as don't want to have to upgrade anytime soon. 

If I was to buy all of the bits separately and do it myself, is it fairly simple to do and would you recommend doing it that way

 

cheers

 

ben

I think 650l tanks are the sweet spot, I work a full day (6-7 hours on average ) residential properties on a 400l system with a few barrels for the back pack when required. I think if you get to the stage where you are emptying a 650l in a day you’ll have plent of ££ to upgrade to a dream system. Many on here run a 650l for a two man set up.

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RWCleaning

I have a diy 500L system. I bit very diy minded but managed to do it with the small help of a mate.

 

The only thing i did and would recommend is getting a mechanic to bolt the steel frame in for you, pay him £20/£30. 

 

The rest is using a socket set, a drill & very basic push fit John guest pipe work.

If you’re not confident with the wiring you could always ask a auto electrician, my mate used some old boy who was semi retired who did it for peanuts (figuratively)

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Mabozzer

After too much thinking and some more thinking I fitted an uncomplicated 2 man setup to replace my one man tank. 

Months ago I was looking at things like what's the best battery and so on, so overall I've probably spent a ridiculous amount of time for what it is but hopefully that will be it for a couple of years. 

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