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Old 03-01-2017, 10:06 AM   #11
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Great to see more people taking advantage of rain water for washing!

Rain water is very soft and doesnt leave spotting even in hot sun, makes shampoos work better at weaker ratios and is free!

Having done this for many many years now I've realised that most of us, myself included, are far too paranoid about the risk of dirt or contaminants affecting the water. Much of the time these days I just fill a bucket from a single water butt with no filtering of any kind, and there is NOTHING in the bucket, and of course with a grit guard anything that does arrive just stays in the bottom. Dont get hung up on it but simple ideas like a pair of tights as a filter is a great idea but just make sure you dont restrict the water flow to your PW as that will quickly end badly!

Go for it and take advantage - its so easy.
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Old 15-03-2017, 06:15 PM   #12
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I have a quick question if you don't min - I'm new to taking up detailing, and also being on a water meter has forced me to look into this kind of setup. my question is, the small water filter that you have installed onto the wooden board just before the exit - where exactly did you get this from? I have been looking for a while now, and have been unable to find one similar to yours - it is driving me mad!
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Old 15-03-2017, 06:42 PM   #13
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Great set up!

Butt (pardon the pun!) won't you only have use of one full butt and the first two only used as a cascade type filter?
Wouldn't the link pipes be better closer to the bottom or half way at least to give greater usable capacity for the pump?

Unless you have plans to use the taps on the bottom?

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Old 15-03-2017, 06:45 PM   #14
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Filter:
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p68822?table=no

I use one of these on my pumped single butt to feed the Karcher

I emailed Karcher at the time and they said 400 microns would be fine


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Old 15-03-2017, 07:48 PM   #15
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I have a quick question if you don't min - I'm new to taking up detailing, and also being on a water meter has forced me to look into this kind of setup. my question is, the small water filter that you have installed onto the wooden board just before the exit - where exactly did you get this from? I have been looking for a while now, and have been unable to find one similar to yours - it is driving me mad!
I got it off of Ebay : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pressure-W...item3f33b794a3
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Great set up!

Butt (pardon the pun!) won't you only have use of one full butt and the first two only used as a cascade type filter?
Wouldn't the link pipes be better closer to the bottom or half way at least to give greater usable capacity for the pump?

Unless you have plans to use the taps on the bottom?

The other two butts I use for watering the garden. Being on a water meter and living in an upstairs masionette mean running a hose is not an option. Having a 100' by 40' garden doesn't help either.
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Just the job then

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