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Any ideas on how to transport water?

wildcoral57

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I am constantly needing more water for my floor scrubber and constantly replenishing with buckets is extremely time consuming, any thoughts on how to transport gallons of water?
 

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I did consider a hose, but I also thought about the different hose connections i would need and the distance from the nearest water source to the buffer. But a hose is still useable in a lot of instances.
 

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Yeah they’re pretty complicated but with research it’s easy to attain a small collection of fittings which enable connection to various sources
 

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Yes I was specifically looking into a cart with wheels and posted here to see if anyone knew of a brand they had experience with, I searched a lot for water carts but did not seem to find the best one for my use. - however seems like the hose is the most efficient way to do this,
 

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Yes I was specifically looking into a cart with wheels and posted here to see if anyone knew of a brand they had experience with, I searched a lot for water carts but did not seem to find the best one for my use. - however seems like the hose is the most efficient way to do this,
Look into rv portable water tanks. You would need a pump obviously to get it into machine. These tanks are made for both waste and fresh water. Never tried it so if its just a thought.
 

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Checked that out as well (rv tanks) however, seems like the hose and hose attachment route is the simplest/practical option
 

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I like @Jim Davisson idea of a bucket inside a sink with a simple pump. No needing to adapt to sinks for hook up anymore.
 

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Can you give an example or link to a pump i would use for this purpose, motorized? Just a little confused with the pump arrangement
 

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A 32 brute garbage can with wheel kit is indispensable on your rig. Transports things like water for vlm or wet pad from a water damage, gives you a remote vessel for your apo to pump out into and carries hoses into the job. I couldn't work without one. I roll this entire rig with one hand free into the elevator daily. BTW, Idghaf what people say about it being a garbage can either. My mule Pépé goes everywhere with me.

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Yeah they’re pretty complicated but with research it’s easy to attain a small collection of fittings which enable connection to various sources
I have searched on amazon and online and I realized that there are endless different fittings, could you guide me on which are the most common that i might encounter?
 

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I have searched on amazon and online and I realized that there are endless different fittings, could you guide me on which are the most common that i might encounter?
I live in Australia we have different fittings here
You can use the search bar on this website
There’s lots of information avail here you can find the answer straight away, it’s very handy to search there first for the answers to frequently asked questions FAQs


Connecting to water
https://www.truckmountforums.com/index.php?threads/Connecting-to-water.100581/



Check out what I have found on the TMF Shop. I think you will like the Carpet Cleaning Faucet Adapter Kit
http://app-810.appdeep.link/products/2966544005
 
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I have searched on amazon and online and I realized that there are endless different fittings, could you guide me on which are the most common that i might encounter?
Ho to homedepot. Go into faucet section. Take the aerators off 1 lavatory faucet then one off a kitchen faucet. Take them into plumbing aisle. They have a thread guide or just match it up. Those are your 2 most common threads.
 

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Ho to homedepot. Go into faucet section. Take the aerators off 1 lavatory faucet then one off a kitchen faucet. Take them into plumbing aisle. They have a thread guide or just match it up. Those are your 2 most common threads.
I cant remember the threads off hand. But i do remember they both thread onto each other making it simple and less likely to lose them.
 

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Go to Wal Mart or where ever you shop, pick up one of these for $12 and cut off the spray head. This hose will slip on any faucet, no messing with threads.

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A 32 brute garbage can with wheel kit is indispensable on your rig. Transports things like water for vlm or wet pad from a water damage, gives you a remote vessel for your apo to pump out into and carries hoses into the job. I couldn't work without one. I roll this entire rig with one hand free into the elevator daily. BTW, Idghaf what people say about it being a garbage can either. My mule Pépé goes everywhere with me.

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We use a a big trash can for our pre spray on big jobs. And it’s on wheels we fill with 25gals plug in a pump that hooks to side drop in siphon hose and no need to refill a bunch of times
 

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This hangs right next to my freshwater reel on my van and has proven to be all I need to get water everywhere. A commercial water key, $6 sink adapter home depot (sink threads after GH threads cut off), 1" heater hose (for quickly removing frozen aerators without tools or damage) and a brass QC that fits all our portables inlet side to pressure feed the pump. Unknown TM jobs I "try" to show up with the 100 gallon freshwater tank full. Most days cleaning with the TM and portable I never have to fill up during the day. On vacant jobs in the winter, I top up the vans freshwater tank with hot water whenever practical.

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