New hose reels

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Eviestevie, Jan 22, 2016.

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  1. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    Just purchased 2 of these
    High quality,auto rewind very heavy
    Much better than the pure freedom ones very impressed
    No off to powder coaters to be done in pearlescent orange to match new colour scheme!

    What reels do you all use?
     
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  3. spruce

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    #3 spruce, Jan 22, 2016
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    My observations/concerns Eviestevie.

    15 meter? How much hose can you put on it?
    Auto rewind indicates to me that the recoil spring inside will only accommodate 15 meters of hose which would be OK for an airline hose in a car workshop.

    Another thing I would consider. Why do they only fit the hose guide with rollers top and bottom? Why don't they fit vertical rollers on the side as well so you can also pull the hose out to the side.

    Winch Roller Fairlead STAINLESS STEEL Cable Guide Rollers 254mm Hole Centres

    (Pure Freedom only fit 2 horizontal rollers as well.)
     
  4. spruce

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    I like the look of the Prolock heavy duty hose reel on sale with the Window Cleaning Warehouse. But it will only accommodate 100 meters of microbore hose. I prefer to continue to use minibore but 100 meters wouldn't fit on it comfortably.

    We have had very good service out of the clover leaf sides hose reels with wheels. The one I've got is 9 years old and still going. All I've done is welded another strip of metal under the foot as that has worn away.
     
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    ;)2nd hand ones
     
  6. Eviestevie

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    The version I got holds 50 m but that is high pressure hose which inch thick so will hold roughly 200 m of micro
    They are very solid reels much better than anything I've had
    I paid 290 for 2 which is half price retail

    There
     
  7. CHWS

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    Bit off subject here but is there any specific way yous put the reels in the van so that they don't fall over ?
     
  8. Eviestevie

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    These will bolt in
    But a lot people use pipe clips
     
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    You see iv thought about this but I lift my reel out and place it whatever way I'm going to pull the hose out as I park the easiest way if you get me
     
  10. Eviestevie

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    Not sure then my reels are fastened in one is mounted near side loading door and the other near back door
     
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