Trolley To Reel....

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by OoO, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. OoO

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    Looking at setting up running of a hose reel instead of a trolley for some houses.

    I haven't got the room in this van for both, and I still want to run with a trolley in the back.

    So I have plummed in a port on the van, this is a hoselock connecting (under van ports)

    So I am looking at a small piece of hose to join from port to a hose reel....

    I would like some help on the following.

    What hose?
    What size 6mm or 8mm. What is the difference. I know size lol.
    And what sort of hose reel please?

    Thanks guys.

    Budget is £100 for hose £100 reel.

    Thanks. :D
     
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  2. chip

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    Depends how long you want it. If you can get by on 60 meters, 100 quid would get both from gardiners 6mm hose anyway. Did for me. But if 100 meters 8 mm you'll have 20 quid change from your tonne
     
  3. OoO

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    Is 6mm pole hole? I use aqua dapter hose and I think that is 6mm.

    Will any metal hose reel do then. No ultimate one everyone uses?
     
  4. chip

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    6mm is the inner diameter, not pole hose. You'll probably find your pole hose is 8 mm od and 4 or 5 id. I've recently got this reel

    http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/premium-lightweight-metal-freestanding-microbore-hose-reel-cart.html

    At the mo, I'm not even using it, still using a cheap plaggy one off market, it needed a spindle and I just took this one, but it is struggling I must admit, but think I could make it last a while with a bit of jiggery pokery. Don't know if that one i linked would hold 100 metres though, but 60 is comfy.
     
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    Excellent thanks for clearing that up. Never even twigged OD/ID.
     
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  8. OoO

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    Why 6mm and 8mm. Is it just down to flow? Ie you can pump more water.
     
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    Flow and weight, 6mm is easy to work with.
     
  10. OoO

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    Well 6mm sounds better then.

    Thanks for all the help guys.

    At least it makes sense now haha.

    Making up an order soon. So will choose reel and hose.
     
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