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Old 27-01-2009, 08:58 AM   #31
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Thanks Damon - just what I was after.
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Old 27-01-2009, 11:33 AM   #32
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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
L/Hr surely ?
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Old 27-01-2009, 11:44 AM   #33
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We would need to build a swimming pool up here to store all the rain water.

I might bottle it and sell it as detailing water......hmmm
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Old 27-01-2009, 11:53 AM   #34
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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
Just wondering BP. Have you thought about flushing your loo with your rainwater too? You already have the pump after all.
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Old 27-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #35
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Great idea but a little too much work right now to set up. Will investigate further thou as its a great suggestion.
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Old 27-01-2009, 07:38 PM   #36
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I have not read all the thread, but this is something I wanted to look into.

I was thinking of upgrading my van to carry more weight so I could use a mat to catch and even recycle the water.

One problem I came across (or two) was the amount of fuel I would use,more emissions, higher road tax, more wear and tear on tyres, road surface, running gear etc....

Don't get me wrong, I think you have a very valid point and I take my hat off to you for all of the posts you have made to bring this to the front of peoples minds.

One thing that has annoyed me is the way that the government is banging on about "green" issues, but don't seem to want to help a small business like mine. The amount of red tape that covers any help in funding would put me out of work within a week! I can not be on the phone,fill in forms and wait around to see if they can give me the money to get set up.


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Old 28-01-2009, 07:47 AM   #37
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This is a great idea and you have spurred me into action. I've already got a 220l water butt in the garden but i'm sure it needs draining, cleaning down and allowing to refill as it's been standing for a few years. (visions of car covered in algae after washing)

Then i've bought one of these bad boys:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=300285083519

It's a little cheaper than the b&q price and seems to come with 2 filters already.

I'm washing 3 cars and running a dishwasher (in another unrelated activity) so any way of saving cash is a good idea. Thanks.

edit - i'm also considering one of these http://www.reuk.co.uk/Rainwater-Diverter.htm as i'm getting rainwater from a shed roof, and my house roof has a much larger surface area so will refill quicker.

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This is a great idea and you have spurred me into action. I've already got a 220l water butt in the garden but i'm sure it needs draining, cleaning down and allowing to refill as it's been standing for a few years. (visions of car covered in algae after washing)

Then i've bought one of these bad boys:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=300285083519

It's a little cheaper than the b&q price and seems to come with 2 filters already.

I'm washing 3 cars and running a dishwasher (in another unrelated activity) so any way of saving cash is a good idea. Thanks.

edit - i'm also considering one of these http://www.reuk.co.uk/Rainwater-Diverter.htm as i'm getting rainwater from a shed roof, and my house roof has a much larger surface area so will refill quicker.
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Old 28-01-2009, 03:34 PM   #39
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What are the costs involved with kind of set up?
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Old 28-01-2009, 03:42 PM   #40
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It's a very good idea this Damon as I have said many times. This is top of my list when I save enough money to buy a house.

I should think this will also work with my plans for an RO filter with no "waste", my intention is to store any waste water for use in the garden or for rinsing, it makes me think that using rainwater as the input to the filter would be a great idea as the water should be softer it will mean the filter doesn't get spent as quickly and the waste water could quite easily be returned to the tank for rinsing/watering duties.

Some pre filtering may be necessary as to guarantee the quality of the supply to the RO filter, but this should be achievable in my view.
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