Light weight hose reel

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  1. luc

    luc Well-Known Member
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    After some advice on hose reel and hose, my daughters struggling with the weight of my metal hose reel and 100m of micro bore hose (i don't want her to have an injury this early in the game) so I'm thinking of this;

    http://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/al...t-metal-freestanding-microbore-hose-reel.html

    But was wondering if I could use pole hose instead, I know it wont last as long but do any of you do it this way? and can the pump still manage? any advice would be more than welcome.
     
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  2. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    buy the claber reel and only use 50 m of hose and keep her on the fronts after all how many times does she have the whole reel unloaded

    i have one of them sitting empty in the van :p
     
  3. luc

    luc Well-Known Member
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    Thx Peter I'll be over tonight to pick up that reel:D

    We have a couple of estates where we do reel out up to 100m mainly because I'm lazy and don't want to move the truck.
     
  4. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    well we claber wont be reeling out 100m of hose as it to bulky and will fall over there isn rnough space under the reel if u get me that why i changed
     
  5. Bingo

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    The Clabber Reel works fine with 100m of 6mm hose :thumbsup:.

    Any reel can 'fall-over' when un-winding if the reel is not facing the direction that you are pulling the hose too.

    If any make of reel is unstable when used 'free-standing' outside the van, cut 2 lengths of wood wider than the frame and attach to the underside of the reel-frame...this will give the reel a wider footprint and stop the reel from toppling over.

    Luc........make a shelf at waist height for the reel....you can then choose to have the reel 'fixed' or 'semi-fixed' in the van by using pipe-clips to secure the frame...... this makes reeling-in the hose soooooo much easier :thumbsup:.
     
  6. luc

    luc Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Bingo good advice, I work out of a pickup and have been thinking about fixing the reels in the back on some sort of swivel so she can pull the hose in any direction.
     
  7. Smurf

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    I like this idea and if they were motor reels would be even better

     
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