Hose Reel Question

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  1. Tuffers

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    I strap mine down to the van floor, but I see some lads using them outside the van. How the hell do you un-wind and wind in with the reel not supported?


    I guide the hose in while holding a rag to rid it of grass, water etc.


    How do you guys who have it free standing do it? Baffling me.
     
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  2. RiceRocket

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    Unwinding- the hose reel is heavy enough to allow unwinding as long as you pull directly out & in a straight enough line.

    Winding- you simply put your feet on metal base supports.
    Though I do find this & lifting it the most tiresome aspect of wfp & have been thinking about fixing it to van floor so a timely thread! Off to B&Q then for those clips!
     
  3. Smurf

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    I still use my 100m hose reel free standing as I like to work out :Image13:
    That way I can throw it back into the van. That's if I can find any space for it with all the **** I need to carry about :Image3:
     
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    I have both, a freestanding one to work with the van locked out of sight, fixed one for when it's okay to work unlocked. Or we can have 2 people working.
    We did take 50m off the freestanding one and have the extra in the van if needed. Half the weight.
     
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    You must go to some dodgy areas the hotwash?
     
  6. Andykarlaxxx

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    Gotta take safety precautions anywere really now smurf, theives go looking to rob stuff from nice areas more than **** areas.
     
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    What he said tuffers mate. Im sure ive seen somewere electric reels you just press a button and it starts winding up
     
  8. Smurf

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    Better idea than an electric reel as would work out cheaper is to get someone to do the work for you Andy :Image13:
     
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  10. Tuffers

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    Mine has 2 wheels on it. I tried using it out of the van when I first stated wfp. It was like taking an elephant for a walk. Bloody thing was rolling around, moving up the drive as I pulled it. It twisted me lemon man. Got it screwed to the van floor these days. I also count as I'm reeling a whole load out in a straight line. Judge the distance to the furthest corner of the property and count 1 foot for every tug on the hose. I'm usually quite accurate.
     
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