New to wfp

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Alastair, Aug 17, 2015.

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  1. Alastair

    Alastair Newcomer
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    Hi

    I've been doing traditional for a long time. I just got a mate to put together a wfp system for me. I have no previous experience of working with one so it's all completely new to me !
    I'm edging into it slowly, and I'm pretty comfortable with that , just bringing it out on selected jobs at the moment. I'm slowly learning how to use it and maybe modify it a bit too. For example :
    I want to attatch a hose reel to tidy up the hose in my van.
    To save money could I use a garden hose reel, remove the garden hose and use adapters to connect the outlet of the pump via a short piece of hose (5mmID) , to the inlet of the reel, and then 50m of 5mm ID hose to the reel itself. ?
    I imagine for that I would need at least 2 adapters ?
    Is this just a fantasy or is it possible ? !
    Thanks in advance for any help ☺
     
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  2. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    It would drive you mad, and wouldn't hold enough hose mate, just buy a hose reel from pure freedom and it will last years and years..
     
  3. Alastair

    Alastair Newcomer
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    Thanks for taking the time to reply Jake.
    I'll look into it.
     
  4. johnny bravo

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    check ebay for 8mm waterfed hose, you can get 30,50,100metres.
    a reel around £25 metal,
    reel/ hose fittings from wintecs, no delivery charges.
    make sure you order right ones for size of hose, 8mm 0r 6 mm
    then just practise and practise on your own windows and frames.
    you will then know when you need to clean around frames, or just windows
     
  5. johnny bravo

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    you havent mentioned if your using pure water
     
  6. Jon Grainger

    Jon Grainger Member
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    If you're on a budget, the Claber reel, sold on Gardiners website, are the best for the money. A mate has had his five years, and no trouble at all. He's doing full time, 9 hour days, all WFP.
     
  7. Alastair

    Alastair Newcomer
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    Hi Guys
    Thanks for the info. I'll look into the suggestions. Johnny , in answer to your question, yes I am using pure water , I have a Di vessel.
     
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