Putting a tap on my pole, bit of help?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    tap photo.jpg tap.jpg tap 2.jpg tap 2.jpg (The pole is fully extended.) Want to connect this up! Do I put orange hose coming out of bottom of pole about 20 cm from bottom and push that into connector on pole then clear hose goes into my barrel or to microbore hose and off to tank?

    Also, what do I use the three round metal things for?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    I would cut the orange hose just a couple of inches longer than you need to connect to the tap
    Put the remaining orange hose in place of that clear stuff which isn't very good hose
    Then that connects to your reel like normal
    Those clips go round the hose where the connector goes in and then using mole grips or big plumbers adjustables squash the ends to make it tight
    Not a quality pic but this is what i mean
    Only use 1 on each connection though this came with 2 on
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  3. spruce

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    Extent your pole fully with the hose inside before you start cutting the pole hose.
     
  4. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Thx.
    How far from the bottom of the pole should I put the tap?

    I changed the nuts for jubilee clips, so I can take them off when needed.

    Anyone got a picture?
     
  5. daveyboy

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    If you use jubilee clips on the pipes you may need to wrap a little ptfe tape around the tails before you stick the hoses on them to seal it as i find jubilee clips don't grip it the same all the way round like o rings do and usually get a little leak in 1 spot each time where the 2 bits of the clip meet
     
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    That looks like one heck of a nuisance, what happens when the pole is collapsed? Is the Tap then miles away from you?

    Or is it stuck to the pole?

    Surely an aquadaptor or similar would be much better?
     
  8. daveyboy

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    It works..i tried it but don't use it anymore due to the big loop of pole hose to catch on everything
     
  9. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    From the first picture, should I just connect the orange hose to the barb which doesn't have the clear hose on it ?

    Should I use this device or just connect a tap to pole hose and have it hanging loose not attached to the pole?
     
  10. Duncs

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    i put the gardiner tap at top off pole next to brush
    tap dos,int get battered to bits dragging along the ground
    another tip if you struggle getting the o clipstight I use cable ties works well and so easy to use
     
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