Im back lol .. minibore or microbore hose on the reel? continued

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  1. Greener

    Greener Well-Known Member
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    What would you suggest is best Minibore or Microbore hose on the reel?

    Well I'm at the point were I REALLY need to purchase some more hose as I have taken on a property where due to access I need around 80 meters of hose to clean the rear windows. I have recently started out on my own and the van set up I purchased came with a reel with about 50 meters of 6mm microbore hose on it and to be honest its been a pleasure using it compared to the 8mm minibore hose i used to use while working for someone else...ITS Sooooooooooo MUCH LIGHTER ;). HOWEVER I cant getaway from the fact that I have read on a few occasions that the microbore puts added pressure on the pump and could shorten the life span of the pumpo_O???? Now I'm a little bit protective of old Percy and I really could do without it gong bang, so WHAT WOULD YOU DO?????????


    p.s All my poles and hose connectors are currently set for using the microbore I have on my reel.
     
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    #2 Smurf, Jan 11, 2015
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    Why not just stick to using microbore and if worried get a spare pump?
     
  3. Natty1972

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    I use rectus 21 fittings on both hoses ....male connection on my pole hose fits female connection on both 8mm &6mm .... So I can mix and match Pumps are tough ,,
     
  4. Bingo

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    I use 100m of 6mm microbore and no problems with my pump....:thumbsup:.
     
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  5. Greener

    Greener Well-Known Member
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    O.K so I think I'm going to stick with the microbore :thumbsup: I have a reel that I want to use, can anyone tell me what fitting I need to connect the 6mm hose to the reel? The connection I have on it at the mo looks like it is for 8mm hose? I have noticed it has a thread on the in side? Picture attached. IMG_20150112_090709.jpg
     
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    Greener so you have the fitting that threads into that with a 8mm barbed end? I reckon you should be able to get 6mm microbore onto 8mm fitting. Just get the hose hot with very hot water.
    I like Microbore hose :thumbsup: The pump has to push water through 5mm ID pole hose anyway so.........
     
  7. SPCleaning

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    I wouldn't change from microbore, I use 100 metres. Although I do need to get a replacement hose, I have had mine for over three years and I have turned it once.

    I have spent a small fortune on the van and kit recently, having bought a SLX-35 and a SLX-18, had the van resprayed and signwritten. So I told the wife I'd sell my old pole and brush on ebay to cover the cost of new hose. 22 watchers atm, so you never know.;)
     
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    Cheers jimmyboots :thumbsup: ive now ordered some microbore and will give it a go.
     
  9. Greener

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    No problem with the pump SPCleaning?
     
  10. SPCleaning

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    No I have had the pump for some time without a problem. Over two years. Where did you order your hose from?
     
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