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Master Jedi Alejandro

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Surely laying the hose flat and without any kinks solves this issue? As the wheels will run straight over. I’ve had HGVs on new builds go over my hose with no issue. I have a couple of areas where I need to run it across a busy road. I make sure it’s taught so cars just run straight over it. I always thought this was best practice? 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

ched999uk

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Lancashire
Surely laying the hose flat and without any kinks solves this issue? As the wheels will run straight over. I’ve had HGVs on new builds go over my hose with no issue. I have a couple of areas where I need to run it across a busy road. I make sure it’s taught so cars just run straight over it. I always thought this was best practice? 🤷🏻‍♂️
While the hose may take it I wouldn't say it's best practice. If say a car braked as they suddenly saw you hose and someone ran into the back of them you could be partly to blame! Say they braked across the hose and it got tangled in the wheel that could cause some damage to the car and you if you were holding your pole!

Personally I would try and avoid having your hose across the road if at all possible.
 

Master Jedi Alejandro

Premium Member
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Location
Scotland
While the hose may take it I wouldn't say it's best practice. If say a car braked as they suddenly saw you hose and someone ran into the back of them you could be partly to blame! Say they braked across the hose and it got tangled in the wheel that could cause some damage to the car and you if you were holding your pole!

Personally I would try and avoid having your hose across the road if at all possible.
If a person stops and another car goes into the back of them it’s the person at the rear’s fault. They didn’t leave enough space to stop suddenly. This is my understanding anyway.

My pole is setup as hoseless so I would hope it would just release the fitting, though I couldn’t be guaranteed of this. Don’t get me wrong I don’t go out my way to take it across the road, and I’ll avoid it where I can, but I’ve never personally had a issue.
 

Part Timer

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Sunderland Tyne and Wear
Surely laying the hose flat and without any kinks solves this issue? As the wheels will run straight over. I’ve had HGVs on new builds go over my hose with no issue. I have a couple of areas where I need to run it across a busy road. I make sure it’s taught so cars just run straight over it. I always thought this was best practice? 🤷🏻‍♂️
I've ran hoses across main roads, where buses and wagons use, side roads, car parks etc with no issues. Wouldn't run a hose on a junction where wheels aren't straight and braking and acceleration is involved.
 

Iron Giant

Staff member
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Location
Durham
I get your point but I doubt a lawyer would. You lay a hose across a road when the safe thing to do is clean one side and move van to other side and clean that side. One lays across road to save time and make more money thus creating a hazard a lawyer would say in the writ.
I'm lucky to get parked on one side of the road never mind moving the van to the other side by the time I reeled my 50+ metres of hose in someone would have nicked the other spot so it's completely pointless a jumped-up lawyer may get all giddy about it in the event of an accident but it would most likely be thrown out of court if it ever got that far.

The bigger issue on the estates I clean is people who park almost entirely on the pavement and people have to walk out onto the road to get past the residents got the police involved 2-3 years ago just asking people to be considerate so parents could get past with pushchairs yet it's usually people with kids that are the worst offenders and illegally blocking dropped kerbs which have been put in place for them and wheelchair users
 

steve garwood

ginger lion
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Bromley
This is why I keep a trolley in the back.
I mainly focus on very big properties where I’m parked on their drive.
However, when I do a road of semi’s, I park on the side of the road where I have most of the work and do it with the van mount.
My son (when he decides he fancies working for me occasionally 🙄) gets out the trolley and a few barrels and takes care of the other side. Simples 🙂
 
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