i wonder?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by steve garwood, Nov 15, 2015.

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  1. steve garwood

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    I asked mark on a recent thread this question, and was wondering what you peeps think? If I was to put a tiny plastic tap up near the brush, do you think this would stop water pouring out the pole hose when you disconnect because its causing a vacuum effect? I'm trying to eradicate the use of a tap at the end of the hose, which I only use for this purpose. I use a one click remote so getting rid of the tap between reel and pole hose would be handy. :thumbsup:
     
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    Why do you disconnect the pole hose so much?

    Seems a common practice on here with many.

    My main pole is my 18ft does 99% of the graft. Pretty much stays attached to the main hose all the time. I just wind the excess pole hose onto the main reel when packing up after a job.
    Seems like a lot less hassle than disconnecting every time.
     
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    agree with green pro,i use the one shot but only disconnect the pole hose if i am changing poles,if you keep the pole hose attached to don't need the tap at all,just rectus or hoselok fittings
     
  4. steve garwood

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    I have a reel either side of my van (I don't keep my reels at the back) so switch from one reel to the other depending which way I'm parked. I also use my trolley and backpack sometimes. Anyway, what do you think about the question?
     
  5. Jake

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    It would defo work steve, but the best way Is to store the pole on roof of the van during work,'

    But yeah I get some dribble from the brush head when it's been reeled in as well,

    Brush head side green and Kevin, not pole hose connection
     
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  6. steve garwood

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    Nice one Jake. Yeh I do store the pole on the edge of the roof rack whilst working, its just when putting it away at the end of the day
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean, tap would defo work! But it's just extra weight.......
     
  8. spruce

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    We always drain our pole hose down when we put the poles into the van.

    We use Aquadapters and they work the same way as you want your tap to work but water will slowly drip from the connector if you don't drain it.
     
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    #9 Alex Gardiner, Nov 15, 2015
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    You could insert a one-way valve in the pole hose inside the No.1 section. This may well act in the same way by not allowing the water to drain back out.
     
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    #10 Alex Gardiner, Nov 15, 2015
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    The only downside with this method of not disconnecting the pole hose from the reel hose and just reeling it back up is that it will start to store kinks and twists in the hose and lead to more twisted pole hose. It is good practice every so often to disconnect the pole hose from the reel hose and then loosely hand coil the pole hose up from the base of the pole allowing any loop and twists to drop and twist out of the pole hose.
     
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