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Old 14 March 2012, 10:12   #31
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So just need to find a 65year old to come round, and they can water the plants, wash the car and clean the boat...
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Old 14 March 2012, 11:47   #32
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In the last drought I bought two 1000 litre IBC containers via eBay for 50 each and routed water from the guttering into them (via a settling tank). A 50 German garden water pump (eBay again) gave me mains pressure down the hose.

The flaws in this are:
1) It needs rain to fill it up in the first place.
2) The use of a hosepipe like this is technically still illegal.

The water was so much softer than what comes out of the tap round here - I'd never had such a shiny car!
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Old 14 March 2012, 17:27   #33
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So just need to find a 65year old to come round, and they can water the plants, wash the car and clean the boat...
Brilliant... Best I start taking my Mum out on the Rib this year then, then she can help wash it off

I think I'll print out the bit about "Engines designed to be cleaned with a
hosepipe" though in case I get any hassle using the hose.
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The flaws in this are:
1) It needs rain to fill it up in the first place.
2) The use of a hosepipe like this is technically still illegal.
Coming from the Land of Plenty (rain) as I do, I was wondering about how much ACTUAL rainfall you guys are getting in this "drought". Is it really dry or is there enough rain to keep private storage tanks like these topped off?

Surely if it's your own water you can do what you want with it?
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In the last drought I bought two 1000 litre IBC containers via eBay for 50 each and routed water from the guttering into them (via a settling tank). A 50 German garden water pump (eBay again) gave me mains pressure down the hose.

The flaws in this are:
1) It needs rain to fill it up in the first place.
2) The use of a hosepipe like this is technically still illegal.

The water was so much softer than what comes out of the tap round here - I'd never had such a shiny car!
You could use your household "grey" water to fill the tanks, it might take a bit of plumbing but should be doable.
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will the MET be able to fill up the water cannons they have ordered to control you unrully bunch???
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will the MET be able to fill up the water cannons they have ordered to control you unrully bunch???
Nah, we've just fitted 'em a special fill up point here, nice & handy for Tottenham.
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Here is the reply. Yep we can flush engines with hose BUT that could change.


Thank you for taking the time to email our Customer Service Department on*13th March 2012 Please be advised that under the current propsed restrictions you would have an exemption for the maintenace of the engine.*

Therefore you would be allowed to use a hosepipe for this reason, at this time.

However, as the restrictions are always under review as the drought continues please usewww.southeastwater.co.uk/drought *for updates on the restrictions. If you have any other queries, please contact us on 0333 000 11 22 .

Kind regardsFelicity Hill Customer Services Advisor* REMEMBER - Be a water saver, not a water waster! *regarding the hosepipe restrictions coming into affect from*5th April 2012 .

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but flushing after use really maintenance of an engine...after all these engines are designed to be used in water...

Running the engine to check it is working, diagnosing a fault etc = maintenance of engine.

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but flushing after use really maintenance of an engine...after all these engines are designed to be used in water...

Running the engine to check it is working, diagnosing a fault etc = maintenance of engine.

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The process of keeping something in good condition: "car maintenance"; "essential maintenance work".
Flushing the engine is a process of maintaining it in good condition. Its maintenance. How much water is needed to flush though? Surely you are only replacing the salty stuff with some cleaner stuff. So maybe 4 or 5 times the volume in the engine. At a guess < 10L?
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