Rusty Reel ?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Fazza123, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. Fazza123

    Fazza123 Member
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    I bought a Broadex hose reel when I set my system up and after using it for the second time I noticed orange spots on the window? Being a novice I presumed I was doing it wrong,I asked friends that use the pole if its possible that the reel could rust but got a funny look ? Well I've stripped it down and the steel elbow that's connects the pipe is full of black grim and rust ?

    Is this an isolated problem ? Just didn't expect problems like this with all new gear !!
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Good old Brodex.... :rolleyes: Contact them and see what they have to say then let us all know
     
  3. Fazza123

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    haha i already can ! Zero !!
    I emailed them on Monday,im still waiting?
    Note to ones self ! In future do more research :(
     
  4. daley

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    did u get it i whel a go cos thayv binbust
     
  5. Martyn

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    Those elbow bits are normally brass. :huh:
     
  6. Fazza123

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    Got it 5 months ago, been sat there cos I just cracked on with the ladders. You'd think so eh martyn, very bad design but I knew very little about wf systems so it did my head in !
     
  7. daley

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    so uv no chance cos thay went bust i think 4 week a go
     
  8. harunh

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    Get on to them mate dont give up, next tym u kno to go purefreedom mate
     
  9. Matty H

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    It sounds like the elbow they have fitted is not suitable for use with pure water. If I remember correctly the only metals that don't contaminate pure water are Brass and non-ferrous metals :rolleyes:
     
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