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gshick

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Looking to replace old 6 bay SS equipment with the D&S IQ direct drive varible speed controlled 310 pumps. Love the idea of doing away with low pressure system entirely. Anyone use this setup or something similar?
 

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Don't do it. It's very poorly engineered, it's extremely difficult to service anything, the parts they use are not reliable and very expensive, the sustem is not efficient with chemicals, and other than a little space saved there's no advantage to any of it.
 

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Wow a customer just installed a D&S last year not very impressive have to agree with MEP.
 

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Take a look at Custom Kraft. Pretty reliable and their customer service is the best I've ever experienced.
 

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Thank you for the reply. When did you install the equipment?
I didn't install it, but I've worked on it several times after the installer quit trying to fix it. He spent the first three months working on something at least twice a week, had to completely redo several parts of the plumbing, replace all the low-pressure regulators, all the tubing fittings, and the first time I went in there the service guy showed me drawers full of spare parts they had to keep on hand, probably $3000 in solenoids and injectors that they have to change on a regular basis.

I've worked on lots of D&S equipment. They know how to engineer something to work, but they put absolutely no thought into future serviceability.
 

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I would never have a VFD on a high pressure pump also the pump seals will run hotter because there is no drive belt under hard use just like a pressure washer. Remember tire cleaner & presoak preform the best when applied as a true low pressure with air. Every VFD system I have seen you apply all those functions at like 200psi+ and it doesn’t look nowhere as good to much water. I like the kiss method I want my equipment simple as possible and reliable as possible. As for self serve equipment I will take anything that has pride in it Carolina pride,National,Southern, Etowah valley, all those are true workhorses for pumpstands.
 

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The D&S system's low-pressures actually work well since it both reduces the pump's RPM with a VFD and uses a secondary pressure-reducing regulator and separate tubing to the bay. I was surprised how well it works after working on a CustomKraft wash. It's just the poor design and reliability that's been a problem. And yes, these guys have already replaced two VFD's and have to keep a spare.
 
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