Advise on buying new hose reels

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  1. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Hi I'm going to buy some new hose reels in a couple of weeks .at the moment I've got 2 100 metre 8mm hoses which I got with the k system I have in the van.but they are just about coming to the end of their life can anyone recommend any hoses that are easy to use ?is a 6mm hose easier to use and wind up after every job?
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    I was advised to use 8mm id as is less strain on pumps but guess 6mm as I've never used it myself could be a bit easier to use.

    It's not that expensive to buy so maybe just get one 100 m length & new fittings and see how you get on with it. Then let use now how the two compare side by side :thumbsup:
     
  3. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the advise I'll give it ago.
     
  4. Ssierragls

    Ssierragls Active Member
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    6mm hose is a lot lighter and more manageable than 8mm. As for the extra strain on the pump, I don't think it's an issue. We have 2 100m reels running off 1 pump and the pump is over 4 years old
     
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    I went from years of using 8mm to 6mm & expected to have to run the pump harder. However, there was virtually no difference, I only had to knock the varistream up by one value on the pressure setting. The 6mm is lighter & easier to manage.
     
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