Electric reel, magic.

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by tlwcs, Apr 19, 2016.

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  1. tlwcs

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    A couple of years ago Bob plum bought the good sections of an extreme pole that I had altered. (I'm about to revisit this)
    On collection I looked at his van and he was raving about the electric add on to his reel. I took the hiss.
    When they were on offer at £199. I had one. A little difficult to set straight but now it is, it's fabulous. I wish I had got it sooner.
    If your thinking of one, got too much work, have knackered joints or are just old, get one.
    Tony
     
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  2. Chris Dall

    Chris Dall Active Member
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    You have it on a Clover reel? The water works one, power up??
     
  3. tlwcs

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    Yes. I damaged the plastic bushes when I assembled it but had those replaced.
    Really nice to power in.
     
  4. Chris Dall

    Chris Dall Active Member
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    Looked at the proloc version they do, but only takes 75m of 8mm hose
     
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    Yes but shed loads of 6mm.

    I have the pro reel and it is a dream to use. Saves time and effort.

    I don't understand those who choose to manual wind. :))
     
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    That' why I'm backpack can't be doing with all that winding with space at a premium next spring when I get my bigger van I might have a leccy reel, tank more poles and hot water that's if I'm a millionaire window cleaner by then?
     
  7. Chris Dall

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    Can't g
    I just can't get on with 6mm. Not enough water! We use maximum flow etc from the 100psi. We produce more water than the 4 vans can use a day so no issue
     
  8. kevinc250

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    i have both versions of the power up and much prefer the clover reel version if i'm honest,the motor on that one has much more torque and 100m of hose isn't an issue but i'm running one with 75m of 8mm on the pro reel and only on a couple of jobs the hose lenght causes some carefull planning,if anyone is planning to upgrade your clover reel you'd need to do a few mods to get the benifit-especialy if you use hot water hosereel 012.jpg
    on the top of the larger sprocket is a 15mm pipe clip,pop this on to adjust the larger sprocket so it runs true,then loosen the bolts to the motor and spin the reel a bit-this should align the motor to the sprocket,from then on its small adjustments to make it perfect.
    the spider (bit in the middle)is pop rivetted to make the whole reel bear the centrifugal force when you wind it all in and is a must if you use hot water,bubble wrap is there to protect the spindle from freezing in winter,plastic collars have holes drilled in them so i can squirt a bit of wd40 onto the spindle,the most overlooked item on these is the chain,keep it lubed up or it'll stretch and/or the links seize up,also depending on the direction of travel the split link may have to be reversed(it could well fly off and the the chain comes off etc ruining your whole day)all in all some small mods but the benifits are impressive
     
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  9. tlwcs

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    I used threaded bar instead of using pops.
    What are you lubeing your chain with.
    Tony
     
  10. kevinc250

    kevinc250 Well-Known Member
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    wd40 mate,i might make a bath filled with oil so the chain keeps lubed,maybe a chain tensioner but thats for the future i think
     
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