Which Hose Reel And Hose?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Tommyq91, Oct 6, 2013.

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  1. Tommyq91

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    Hi Fells, could someone please point me in the direction of a decent hose reel and hose that works well.

    I am slightly confused as have only been using a trolley system and the hose provided with the gardiner slx 25. (yellow pole hose pvc/rubber 8mm OD). This has worked fine but would now like to be able to keep the trolley in the van whilst working on some jobs and also give myself the option of leaving the trolley in once place to do a whole house so would need a hose reel and hose.

    I had planned to buy the same hose and use this as an extension but have now realised this is wrong and wondered which hose would be the correct one to purchase? I am mainly confused by what type of hose to buy (i am cold water so no need for hot water hose). Also are plastic reels any good or should I opt straight for a metal one?

    Thanks, Tom
     
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  2. Smurf

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    You can spend loads of dosh on a proper 100m 8 id minibore hose and metal reel of just buy a chepo 50 m hozelock reel with 1/2 inch hose instead to get you started like I did. Then can upgrade if you want to when the money starts flowing in. Simples....
     
  3. Tommyq91

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    Thanks for that Smurf. I've been looking at the gardiners hose. Could you tell me the difference between the microbore and minibore hoses? I know it states they have difference Outer Diameters but I'm just confused as to how that would effect me using it? (Sorry if these questions sound so stupid!)
     
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    microbore is 6mm id so has a smaller id than minibore of 8 mm id. Using microbore is smaller and lighter than minibore but I have been told using minibore puts less strain on the pump so it should last longer than using microbore.
     
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    Thank you very much mate very helpful!
     
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    no probs :Image9:
     
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    Smurf is completely correct regarding hose but when you do invest in a hose reel don't buy a purefreedom Hose reel they are toilet
     
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    Thanks for your help fellas, I'm seriously confused now as to what connector I need to buy!

    The pole hose I have is 5mm ID and has the barb connector that would go straight into the pure freedom trolley. I think I have selected the correct connector on the minibore I am going to buy to connect the pole hose to the minibore. But am now confused as to what connector etc would go on the other end of the hose & reel to connect to the trolley?

    Any help would be very much appreciated!

    Tom
     
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    My pf trolley came with a standard 1/2 inch female hozelock fitting on the outlet pipe. The poles I also bought from pf also came fitted with 1/2 inch male hozelock type fittings.

    Is your trolley & pole/s the same setup as mine?
     
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