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  1. SPCleaning

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    The brass hozelock straight connector that is attached to my reel keeps unscrewing. The connector gets done up tight, I have even put a wrench on the thing and it still unscrews. So I bought a new shiney brass connector and guess what?,..............This one is unscrewing itself too.

    I am really confused by this. Anyone able to shed any light on this? Frank maybe?
     
  2. Tuffers

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    Odd! The reel is now static in your van isn't it SPCleaning? Have you used enough PTFE tape on it?
     
  3. SPCleaning

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    Yes Tuffers it is static and no I have not tried PTFE tape. I will give it a go.
     
  4. Tuffers

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    Was it leaking without the PTFE tape?
     
  5. SPCleaning

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    No it never leaks, it just unscrews and then pops the pipe and washes inside the van.

    I have bought the blue reinforced pipe instead of hosepipe just in case this had something to do with it, but it made no difference.
     
  6. Tuffers

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    I wonder if the Hozelock fitting is gripping the brass straight connector too tightly and helping it unscrew? That's the only other thing I can think of SP.
     
  7. SPCleaning

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    Thanks for offering the suggestions Tuffers . It has me baffled. Maybe a smaller rubber ring is worth a try.
     
  8. Smurf

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    What for you?...can't you swim :D

     
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    Fingers crossed SPCleaning :thumbsup:. Others have reported the swivels leak after a while. Let us know how you get on. Btw, how do you get on with your controller so far back in the van?
     
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