Bleed valve for hosereel

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by sambo, May 2, 2016.

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  1. sambo

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    just wondering if anyone had ever put some sort of bleed valve on the pipe between pump and hose reel to deal with any air locks? I have a lay flat tank so get them every now and again because never remember to turn off tap at the tank when the level is low. Currently I just disconnect the hose lock fitting from the hose reel and wait till there is only water coming out and then reconnect but I am looking to have my next van fit out to have no water spills etc so was wondering if anyone had experimented with a bleed valve next to the hose reel at all? Can't see why it wouldn't work but may not have thought of something?
     
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  2. Andy

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    Why not use clear hose to reel to see water flow to reel then if still air plug pole in to hose and wack pump on full.
     
  3. sambo

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    I have always struggled to get the water to the end of the pole if there's an air lock with 100m of microbore - I've ordered a t splitter for the hose tell supply and ball valve to bleed it so will report back on how it goes
     
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    If you put a bleed valve between pump and hose reel that won't shift a air block in the reel
     
  5. sambo

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    Sorry I meant airlock in supply to hose reel,
     
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