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Old 12-07-2017, 06:27 PM   #11
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Before you start adding filters (which will reduce flow) you need to be sure the length of hose you are intending to use will deliver sufficient flow. Running a PW on insufficient flow will do far more harm than a tiny amount of muck in the water.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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Advise on my waterbutt setup

Solids in the pump will quickly destroy it.

You must use a filter using 'dirty' water.

If your washer is designed for static water you have nothing to worry about.

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Old 12-07-2017, 08:42 PM   #13
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Before you start adding filters (which will reduce flow) you need to be sure the length of hose you are intending to use will deliver sufficient flow. Running a PW on insufficient flow will do far more harm than a tiny amount of muck in the water.
Noted, I have tested last night with my PW and from the waterbutt it comes out at a decent flow rate, the PW kept the water output strong and worked fine. I will see what options I have for filters.

However when I attached it to my garden hozelock water extension hose which loops around, I found it didn't get enough pressure and its making me think two options

1) Get a separate extension hose and leave that trailing in the garden when I want to use the rainwater

or

2) Invest in a water pump to use with my existing extension hose to help with flow.

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Solids in the pump will quickly destroy it.

You must use a filter using 'dirty' water.

If your washer is designed for static water you have nothing to worry about.

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Back in the day when I had access to a commercial style Katcher PW, It had that filter but does it actually do anything?
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Old 13-07-2017, 11:31 AM   #15
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A "normal" garden hose needs mains pressure to provide enough flow to a PW if you're talking about any significant length of hose.

The water out of a water butt (especially if it is eg half full) is at much lower pressure - you either need to compensate for this by using a shorter and larger ID hose, or increasing the pressure with a pump. The pump is probably the better bet unless you will mostly be using the PW close to the water butt.
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