Micro bore as pole hose?

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  1. SPCleaning

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    Anyone ever tried it? I really hate the tubing that cames with my SLX's. I really hate it. My replacement hose choice would be Streamline Lite-5. It is available and not expensive, but I have just bought a new 100 metre roll of microbore and a new reel, so I have 100 metres of old microbore hose sitting in my shed.

    So thought I might cut a length and attach it as pole hose and see if it works.
     
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  2. SPCleaning

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    It appears that Jimmyboots does this, or similar. Just seen another thread.
     
  3. johnny bravo

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    would it not make the pole heavier
     
  4. SPCleaning

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    I guess it would do Johnny, but maybe not enough to notice. Lite 5 is 5mm core, microbore is 6mm.
     
  5. heyoh

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    Brodex poles used to have 6mm pole tubing, it gets tangled less that's for sure
     
  6. SPCleaning

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    Cheers, thats encouraging.
     
  7. Bingo

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    I use 6mm reel hose up-through the pole instead of pole hose :thumbsup:.....

    ....and it's great, don't notice any weight difference :thumbsup::thumbsup:.
     
  8. SPCleaning

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    Cheers Bingo. I will give it a try tomorrow. (when its not blowing a gale and throwing hail at me)
     
  9. Tuffers

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    Is that Streamline Lite-5 hose usable with JG connectors? I had the green Unger hose on an Unger pole that looks similar on the outside. When the hose was on it was on for life as it was connected to a Vikan via a barbed 'Y' piece.
     
  10. SPCleaning

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    In the past I only fitted it with a barbed 'Y' so have not tried it with JG fittings.
     
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