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Old 04-03-2009, 11:53 AM   #101
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Well after searching the Lidl site, I thought I'd check Aldi as well and low and behold they are selling Water Butts if anyone is interested. Pretty cheap as well. I purchased the same one's at £35 delivered.

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/58_9005.htm
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #102
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the pump sprayers are OK but very cheap feeling - they are the same as the ones I got from Kingdom Tools, and while they work, the handles and other bits feel as cheap as the price suggests

wouldnt stand up to strenuous daily use IMHO but OK for us weekenders
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #103
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So... if I understand all this correctly, the general rule of thumb to follow is:

If you're using a water butt as a settlement tank (i.e. so solid particulates will settle out of the water) you connect each successive settlement tank near the top of one to the top of the next. The connection from your settlement tank to your "final" storage tank(s) should also be made near the top. But the "final" water butt(s) you draw your water from should be connected near the bottom and the water drawn for use from the bottom. I think that's right, isn't it?
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #104
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Yep that sounds right...
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Old 02-07-2009, 01:26 AM   #105
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[QUOTE=Bigpikle;1309062]

If using a PW you will either need a machine that will happily draw through a hose put in the top of the water butt, or need to pump the water from the tank. I use a B&Q 'el cheapo' water butt pump like the one below, that cost £29.99 and provides a flow rate of 2200L/min, which is ample to feed even a water-hungry machine like my Kranzle...



did you mean 2200l/min or per hour?
Ihave ordere one from screw fix and says 150l/min and somebody said that is far to powerful
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:23 AM   #106
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did you mean 2200l/min or per hour?
Ihave ordere one from screw fix and says 150l/min and somebody said that is far to powerful
LOL it's hour. I think per minute would be something from a fire truck.

I have a similar pump made by hozelock and it's almost the same pressure as a mains tap, perfectly fine for a jetwash and fine as a regular hose.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:33 AM   #107
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the pump i just got is 9000l/h is this too much for a water tank and pw to be attached to?
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:04 PM   #108
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the pump i just got is 9000l/h is this too much for a water tank and pw to be attached to?
Here's mine

Hozelock 3n1 Water Butt Pump: Amazon.co.uk:... Hozelock 3n1 Water Butt Pump: Amazon.co.uk:...
Do you have a link to yours?
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:29 PM   #109
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How much the tapwater costs in GB?
In Finland it's ~3£/1 m³/1000 l.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:57 PM   #110
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mine is here
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/77014/...ater-Pump-400W
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