Faster Way Of Reeling In The Hose

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by mak2503, Jun 11, 2013.

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  1. mak2503

    mak2503 Newcomer
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    Just wondering if there has ever been a way of reeling in the hose to make our lives a bit easier.

    It is not that reeling in the hose is difficult but if you reel it in quite a few times a day having a method where we push a button and it reeled in itself would make life easier and speed up time ready for the next job.

    I was thinking of a way of attaching it to the leisure battery and have a simpler version of a winch that you get on the front of 4wds. I even thought of attaching a bolt to the side of the reel so I could use a cordless impact driver/ drill.
     
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  2. bluemonkey

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    this has been done a few times, most end up going back to the handle, I think there is some vids on youtube
     
  3. OoO

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    We have a van fitted with an auto electric reel.

    It's epic. But I work from a different van and I use a trolley for the whole round.
     
  4. Masons

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    This is an epic repost or a million reposts.lol
     
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    Hopefully it won't get caught when automatically reeling back in. That could be a day changer, might have to stop working and fix it.
     
  6. john p

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    can you make a video of the reel Damo I would love to see it
     
  7. OoO

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    Yeah I can do. It's being fitted to another van soon.

    We changed one van. But changing another now as well
     
  8. Smurf

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    You can get one of theses electric cox reels but they are not cheap :Image16:


    http://www.coxreels.com/motor_driven_reels/index.html
     
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    When I first started using van mount, I used to get in a right pickle. I sometimes just used to bungle it all in the back an drive off to the next job.
     
  10. Smurf

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    Easy way I find when finished on a job is to pick the end up of the hose with the wfp and walk it back to the van making sure it's not doing to get snagged when I go to reel it in.

    Like wise when reeling out the hose rather than struggle to pull it around corners etc I find easier to walk the hose out in a straight line first rougly enough lengh to get to the back of a house I'm working on then with pole in hand walk the hose around the back being mindfull is dosn't snag on things.
     
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