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Old 13 March 2012, 12:37   #21
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Here it is in black and white you can't wash the boat. However im still waiting reply re the engine. http://www.southeastwater.co.uk/pls/apex/f?p=sewl:1:0

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Old 13 March 2012, 13:50   #22
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When we had a ban in the northwest year before last i think?! i used my power washer with 2x20 litre buckets of water and had a short piece of hose pipe going from the machine to the bucket.The machines use very little water and still did a great job of cleaning my rib off.
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Old 13 March 2012, 17:56   #23
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go to slip without a hose ban in place, then wash your boat there...I have also used jetwasher car washes to clean boats....

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Old 13 March 2012, 18:33   #24
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Just thought I would say, its been raining here on the west coast of Scotland for the last 2 months.
Hoping for some sun soon

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Yeah was up at Oban on Sunday, soaked to the skin I was. Hosepipe ban? If only.
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Yes, here w2ere are in the middle of the annual worst drought for 50 years, but they still want to build 4 million new houses for all the ininvited guests!!!
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Yes, here w2ere are in the middle of the annual worst drought for 50 years, but they still want to build 4 million new houses for all the ininvited guests!!!
are they for all the Scottish mp,s that work and live in England

back to the thread,

Rembember a guy got done by the authorities during a hosepipe ban years ago when he decided to syphon his used bath water out through the window to water his garden ,
they said that the clause to that was that any used water would not be going direct back into the drains and so cause extra problems with the sewerage works ,
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Dues that include filling a boats water tank from a marina hose???
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Here it is in black and white you can't wash the boat. However im still waiting reply re the engine. South East Water

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This does say- still allowed ;

Cleaning engines designed to be cleaned with a hosepipe

So those with suitable 'plugs' surely are OK ?

even then thousands of engines never even get a look at a wash down - let along flushed so I reckon a few months if forced not to flush would be fine ?

Oddly if you are over 65 you can water your garden all you want ( if I have read it right ) ......
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This does say- still allowed ;

Cleaning engines designed to be cleaned with a hosepipe

So those with suitable 'plugs' surely are OK ?
Yep your quite right. Hadn't looked on that page http://www.southeastwater.co.uk/pls/...13336459415786

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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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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, 16:27   #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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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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