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Old 16-04-2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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Complex DI vessel setup

I need to sort out my water suppy and filtering in my garage. Our water is extremely hard here so it must be filter. So far I've been happily working with a single DI vessel connected to my mains feed in the garage but I want to improve it and start using stored water more often.

I have a number of requirements;
  • Pressure washer fed via mains water directly and through DI vessel
  • DI vessel fed via mains and water butts
  • DI vessel output to pressure washer and open hose (for buckets)
  • Mains water to hose for filling buckets etc.
  • Mains water to DI vessel
  • Water butt to DI vessel always

Confused yet?

So essentially, the mains supply will have three outlets, open hose, pressure washer and DI vessel. The water butt will always be connected to the DI vessel. Finally, the DI vessel will have two outlets, one to an open hose and one to the pressure washer.

Now I could just have a few hoses and disconnect/reconnect items as and when but I'd really like to have everything connected permanently with just a need for opening a few valves to change the water flow.

Currently my DI vessel is connected as so;



I should be able to achieve what I want by moving the two way manifold on the tap to the DI vessel and then getting a three (probably four way) manifold for the tap. I'll also need at two what one for the pressure washer.

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On another note, when using my Nilfisk E140 through the water butts the pressure is noticeably lower. It works but it's as powerful and that's annoying. Is there a better pressure washer for using with a water butt? Kranzle perhaps?
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On another note, when using my Nilfisk E140 through the water butts the pressure is noticeably lower. It works but it's as powerful and that's annoying. Is there a better pressure washer for using with a water butt? Kranzle perhaps?
Kranzle K7 (or HD7 if buying from Germany) works very well from static water sources.

Whats the restriction on the water butt feed to the Nilfisk ? is it the bore of the hose or the flow through the DI vessel ?
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Kranzle K7 (or HD7 if buying from Germany) works very well from static water sources.

Whats the restriction on the water butt feed to the Nilfisk ? is it the bore of the hose or the flow through the DI vessel ?
I haven't tried the water butt directly to the PW but I will try that to see what it's like. I've just bought some 1" hose to connect the water butts to my setup here but currently I'm running standard 1/2" garden hose. The DI vessel could be the restriction.
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I haven't tried the water butt directly to the PW but I will try that to see what it's like. I've just bought some 1" hose to connect the water butts to my setup here but currently I'm running standard 1/2" garden hose. The DI vessel could be the restriction.


Here’s my set up with pw, hose and di all connected and valves, including a drain to select what you need.


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Thanks. Where’s the water feed from?


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Thanks. Where’s the water feed from?


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Water inlet is on the right hand side behind the socket. I don’t have the option of the pw through the di (my choice)


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