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BWC

Hi everyone. 

 

First off thank you to the people on this forum. You have all been invaluable to me starting my business 4 months ago. I have spent hours learning from people here to get me on my way.

 

I wanted to share my Gardiner Back Pack set up for anyone who may be looking where to start or how to make using a Back Pack easier.

 

After hours of research and deliberation I’m happy with how this has turned out both practically and aesthetically. 

 

I started out with just the Back Pack, lugging

it around, getting tangled in trailing hose and slowly killing my back. The constant back and forth on bigger jobs to refill from 25l drums drove me insane and added time onto my day. 

 

I decided to have a play play and this is what I’ve come up with so far, but I’m always on the look out and open to new ideas to progress and improve anyway I can. 

 

Collapsible Sack Trolley - £25 from B&Q

Ratchet Strap - £2 from B&Q

Garden Hose Reel - £10.85 from B&Q

Techn Hose Lock x2 32-50mm - £2.50

Gardiner Claber Female Aqua Stop x2 - £9.30 + VAT

Gardiner 30m Microbore Hose - £17 + VAT

EZ Snap Female Plug 6mm - £4.50 + VAT

EZ Snap Male Plug 6mm - £0.94 + VAT

O Clip 10.8mm - 12.8mm x 2 - £0.98 + VAT

 

The microbore and connectors will be arriving tomorrow to be fitted and I’m excited to get going with this. The idea is to be able to take the Back Pack from the car, position it somewhere at the half way point of a job to be able to do the work without moving the trolley. Walk out with the hose from my reel, finish and reel back in then onto the next one. 

 

Attaching the hose reel with the hose locks across the top bar, leaving the bottom one free to enable the extend and collapse function on the trolley. When building this reel attach the two bottom bars but leave the big top one off - it has no purpose for what I’m using it for and takes up too much space. 

 

I’ve gone for 30m to start to see how the backpack handles it, but can always extend it further if all goes well. I have about 15m of pole hose to play with too. I wanted this to look professional, not just chucked together. The blue hose reel matches the colour of the backpack, the yellow microbore with the yellow of the backpack. 

 

I’m growing well and saving for a van eventually but for the time being this works well. 

 

Hopefully this may help someone, but regardless again thank you to everyone on here 👍🏼

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francie

Goodman yourself, have you tryed this setup yet bud, what's it like reeling it in an balance wise? 

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BWC

@francie I’ve added some hose to it to give it a test. The good thing with the reel is to use it you’re next to the trolley meaning if you’re low on water/weight in the back pack when it comes to reeling in you can just have a foot on the sack truck bottom plate. In terms of feeling out I always refill/top up before I start another house so plenty of weight and no problems mate 

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THL4KEL

Save up for a pure freedom trolley, will save stress on your back pouring 22 litres into the Gardiner backpack.

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BWC

@THL4KEL thanks for the advice mate. I did look at pure freedom but they were out of my price range when I was first starting out. Because I’ve got this set up which allows me to do the job I feel like the cash I could spend on one of them now could go towards a van mount system when I do get a van. It feels like taking a step sideways instead of forwards (I could be wrong) 

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mike007
11 hours ago, BWC said:

Hi everyone. 

 

First off thank you to the people on this forum. You have all been invaluable to me starting my business 4 months ago. I have spent hours learning from people here to get me on my way.

 

I wanted to share my Gardiner Back Pack set up for anyone who may be looking where to start or how to make using a Back Pack easier.

 

After hours of research and deliberation I’m happy with how this has turned out both practically and aesthetically. 

 

I started out with just the Back Pack, lugging

it around, getting tangled in trailing hose and slowly killing my back. The constant back and forth on bigger jobs to refill from 25l drums drove me insane and added time onto my day. 

 

I decided to have a play play and this is what I’ve come up with so far, but I’m always on the look out and open to new ideas to progress and improve anyway I can. 

 

Collapsible Sack Trolley - £25 from B&Q

Ratchet Strap - £2 from B&Q

Garden Hose Reel - £10.85 from B&Q

Techn Hose Lock x2 32-50mm - £2.50

Gardiner Claber Female Aqua Stop x2 - £9.30 + VAT

Gardiner 30m Microbore Hose - £17 + VAT

EZ Snap Female Plug 6mm - £4.50 + VAT

EZ Snap Male Plug 6mm - £0.94 + VAT

O Clip 10.8mm - 12.8mm x 2 - £0.98 + VAT

 

The microbore and connectors will be arriving tomorrow to be fitted and I’m excited to get going with this. The idea is to be able to take the Back Pack from the car, position it somewhere at the half way point of a job to be able to do the work without moving the trolley. Walk out with the hose from my reel, finish and reel back in then onto the next one. 

 

Attaching the hose reel with the hose locks across the top bar, leaving the bottom one free to enable the extend and collapse function on the trolley. When building this reel attach the two bottom bars but leave the big top one off - it has no purpose for what I’m using it for and takes up too much space. 

 

I’ve gone for 30m to start to see how the backpack handles it, but can always extend it further if all goes well. I have about 15m of pole hose to play with too. I wanted this to look professional, not just chucked together. The blue hose reel matches the colour of the backpack, the yellow microbore with the yellow of the backpack. 

 

I’m growing well and saving for a van eventually but for the time being this works well. 

 

Hopefully this may help someone, but regardless again thank you to everyone on here 👍🏼

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No univalve to stop the water?

Or rig up a transfer pump, or syphon it.

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BWC

@mike007 yes I have a univalve now, I got that a month ago. When I started I used the Gardiner on/off valve at the bottom on my pole. 

 

I have seen Gardiner do a backpack pump but was unsure of its purpose - transferring whilst working or just to transfer each time I run out of water 

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mike007
3 hours ago, BWC said:

@mike007 yes I have a univalve now, I got that a month ago. When I started I used the Gardiner on/off valve at the bottom on my pole. 

 

I have seen Gardiner do a backpack pump but was unsure of its purpose - transferring whilst working or just to transfer each time I run out of water 

The univalve is a vital water saver...and the pump you mention is a transfer pump to pump water from your spare containers into your empty backpack...being submersible you need to know it will fit through the diameter of your spare containers screw top hole first.

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BWC

@mike007 the submersible pump could be an option down the line then depending on my progress to getting a van. As it stands I’m a fit lad so the picking up and pouring into the backpack isn’t a problem yet. It was the constant running back to carry either the backpack or full 25l drum that was getting annoying. Now I’ve got the trolley and reel this has cut the problem out. Just took delivery of a smaller garden hose reel today that I forgot I ordered a few weeks back. Just fitted it. A lot more compact and lighter. Once the Gardiner delivery turns up today I’ll post the final results. Thanks for the advice Mike 

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BWC

New reel fully set up. Handles 40m no problems. The only thing I am going to change is the aqua stop on the inside of the reel for a more premium metal one as sometimes comes loose from the weight of the hose. 

 

Reel purchased from eBay. £11. Generic brand. 

Some pictures of the trolley extended and collapsed. 

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Cleanco
17 hours ago, mike007 said:

The univalve is a vital water saver...and the pump you mention is a transfer pump to pump water from your spare containers into your empty backpack...being submersible you need to know it will fit through the diameter of your spare containers screw top hole first.

Yes be careful as the gardiner sub pump is the larger one. It’s great as it fills a back pack in a few seconds and saves lifting heavy barrels all day but it won’t fit into most 25l barrels. The smaller pumps that will fit are ok but no we’re near as fast. I ended up getting rid of the barrels and getting a small 350 tank to fill up out of. It means I can use my larger sub pump and makes filling at home a lot easier too. Used to hat filling multiple barrels after a days work. Don’t forget you’ll need a power supply for it though. I used to hook it up to my vans 12v power supply bit now it’s connected to my van mount measure battery. 

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BWC

@Cleanco brilliant advise thank you! I’d love to be able to have a 250l tank that would fit in my boot, it would make life much easier. 

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Wind o kleen
6 minutes ago, BWC said:

@Cleanco brilliant advise thank you! I’d love to be able to have a 250l tank that would fit in my boot, it would make life much easier. 

It would make ya family’s life a lot harder when ya dead tho , 

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francie

@BWC happy days mate.

Iv got myself an new backpack recently, the old ones there, an I thought about a while ago to take the tank of old backpack, an use the yellow  junction box, reroute the orange hose that goes in bottom of backpack, to yours barrels, an then just switch barrels instead of refilling. 

But that's a good wee setup you have fairplay

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BWC

@francie If you do that mate I’d love to see the set up. This was just a first go at trying to make life quicker and easier for myself with as little

investment as possible which has worked out great. My next expense will be an SLX 22 I think, I’m using a CLX 27 at the minute 

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francie
9 hours ago, BWC said:

@francie If you do that mate I’d love to see the set up. This was just a first go at trying to make life quicker and easier for myself with as little

investment as possible which has worked out great. My next expense will be an SLX 22 I think, I’m using a CLX 27 at the minute 

Will do @BWC gona try it next few weeks.

I started with a CLX 18 nearly four years ago an still going strong lol

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Poles Apart
On 11/02/2020 at 21:13, THL4KEL said:

Save up for a pure freedom trolley, will save stress on your back pouring 22 litres into the Gardiner backpack.

I don't lug barrells around any more, I don't use reels anymore and don't lug microbore around anymore, got a tank and pump through a fuel gun takes 40 secs to fill a pack got one 10 metre rhino hose, a 15 metre and a 20 metre they can be clicked together with slicks or used individually it's simple and efficient, used those folding mechanism trolley's before the swirling water breaks the wheel hubs so I renforced a shopping trolley.

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BWC
20 minutes ago, Poles Apart said:

I don't lug barrells around any more, I don't use reels anymore and don't lug microbore around anymore, got a tank and pump through a fuel gun takes 40 secs to fill a pack got one 10 metre rhino hose, a 15 metre and a 20 metre they can be clicked together with slicks or used individually it's simple and efficient, used those folding mechanism trolley's before the swirling water breaks the wheel hubs so I renforced a shopping trolley.

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Do you use a van? I’m working out of my car at the minute so a tank isn’t really an option for me at the minute. Good idea though 

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