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Re: How are you going to beat the hosepipe ban?

using a brush to clean a car is like using a brillo pad to wash your face
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Re: How are you going to beat the hosepipe ban?

I used to take my sandwiches with me on the bus, never took a pressure washer.

Did you have to pay an extra fare for it?
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I used to take my sandwiches with me on the bus, never took a pressure washer.

Did you have to pay an extra fare for it?
It was a sprayer, not a washer & there was no fare, the bus in question was being driven by me & was designed for transporting, mainly, people in wheelchairs as well as frail, elderly people, so the back doors were used at every stop. Trouble is, some journeys are a few miles in length so the large flat back of the bus attracted all the crap off the roads.
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My dad being a window cleaner (using the traditional bucket and squeegy method ) hes applied for a trade exemption so he can use the hose to fill the 2 25L tanks in the back of his Ford Cmax without having to carry them. Should hear back from them today

And we have 2 of those brushes hanging about, just like a brush with a hole and Hoseloc plug on the end. That what you mean?

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Re: How are you going to beat the hosepipe ban?

I plan to run a really long hose pipe from MEP's house
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His need for water can be satisfied from a kitchen tap (which is what he does atm but they dont know that ).

Looks like Im gonna have to wash my car at work

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We came off water restrictions about 6 months ago, after being on them for roughly 5 years. We got by thanks to a few methods. Put a bucket under the shower head in the morning while you wait for it to heat up, chuck that on the garden. We also have a bore pump, no restrictions on that so we just let the bugger run 23/7
Also, if you can re-route your washing machine outlet so that it runs outside, or into a bucket, thats a fair bit of water you can use on your garden.
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no one has written to me saying i cant use hosepipe yet
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no one has written to me saying i cant use hosepipe yet
You popped your postcode into the Anglian water website?
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Years ago I remember a bloke on the markets demonstrating a small handbrush with a hose attached, it had a non return valve & meant you could wash your car from a bucket. I've never revisited that idea but might be worth looking at.

Amazing what you stumble across...
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you must not use a brush to clean a car!
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I love that it's a Seicento he's washing too
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Re: How are you going to beat the hosepipe ban?

Anglian Water have posted about the ban in our local rag telling people what they can't use. Covers all the PE post codes in our region.
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