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Old 26-01-2009, 10:48 PM   #21
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For those eBay nutters amongst us, how about this fella?

another huuuuge butt!

He'll do three of these delivered, for £60 or £22 delivered each for 220 litres.

The barrels are recycled plastic tubs "used once to import non-toxic foodstuffs from Europe." and look just like water butts but they're brown.

Apparently the strongest cheapest butts on eBay

For the money I might just try one out.
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Old 26-01-2009, 10:49 PM   #22
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What about these then

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/220ltr-WATER-B...742.m153.l1262

5 of these might give enough if all linked together and just move the pump between butt 4 and 5 ?? My pressure washer only 'needs' 330L an hour I think, so maybe the main one with the pump in needs to be at least that but maybe a 350L one would be ok.

The cheapest big one I've found is around £200+

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Old 26-01-2009, 10:50 PM   #23
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For those eBay nutters amongst us, how about this fella?

another huuuuge butt!

He'll do three of these delivered, for £60 or £22 delivered each for 220 litres.

The barrels are recycled plastic tubs "used once to import non-toxic foodstuffs from Europe." and look just like water butts but they're brown.

Apparently the strongest cheapest butts on eBay

For the money I might just try one out.

We're on exactly the same lines mate you bet me to it.....
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Old 26-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #24
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Old 26-01-2009, 10:59 PM   #25
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they all look good - just get one best shaped and sized for your space. Would suggest 2 x small ones is better than 1 x large one, so you get the benefit of the filtering effect. Ideal for buckets etc, and if you can get one that will feed a PW then all the better
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Old 26-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #26
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how long can you keep the water for does it not go stagnent ?
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how long can you keep the water for does it not go stagnent ?
I've never had an issue in the big tank that I use for detailing water - really couldnt say but in a dark green tank that is designed for water storage IIRC it filters out the UV that causes some of the issue, meaning it really isnt an issue if you are using it regularly
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Old 27-01-2009, 12:08 AM   #28
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A very very useful post this. Sadly, setting up a water butt (even just one) wouldn't be possible where I live, for a variety of reasons, though if house layout permitted, I wouldn't think twice about setting up a system like this. You would have a much less guilty feeling about wasting water and you would also have the clear advantage of reduced/no streaking. So even if you really do not care about saving water, it would still be crazy not to do this imho!

And before anyone says I really would like collect rainwater, I have some carnivorous plants and I always run out of water midway through summer with them, and it really annoys me because once they run dry it takes them months to recover properly.

More people should do this layout permitting
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I've never had an issue in the big tank that I use for detailing water - really couldnt say but in a dark green tank that is designed for water storage IIRC it filters out the UV that causes some of the issue, meaning it really isnt an issue if you are using it regularly
And you do not have any problems running your kranzel through it ?

Do you ever use the Detergent suction pipe ??

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Old 27-01-2009, 07:34 AM   #30
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And you do not have any problems running your kranzel through it ?

Do you ever use the Detergent suction pipe ??

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My pump delivers 2200L/min and the Kranzle only needs 600L/min, so no issue. I havent used the detergent pipe yet TBH, and probably wont any time soon as I am trying to avoid foaming and splashing detergent all over the place
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