Worn Hose

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by windyman, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Bought 100m of 6mm micrbore few weeks ago to use with my new van system.

    Used it on a house on Friday & when reeling it in, there were quite a few bits of the hose where it had worn down through the yellow outer case & down to the braided bit!!

    This is only the 3rd time I've used the hose!!! Surely this can't be right??

    It must have rubbed on a corner of the house or a car tyre or something...do you all get this happening?

    At this rate, I'll need a new hose by next week!

    Should I contact cleaning spot & see about a replacement?
     
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  2. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    yep

    mines 2 months old now and is fine its 100m 6mm to so your must be faulty
     
  3. badbusdriver

    badbusdriver Guest

    Sounds well dodgy to me mate. I have had my current microbore for over a year, and believe me when i say i am rough with it!. Just the other week i cut about 5 meters off the end due to excessive wear, but other than that, its still fine!. So i would get in touch with cleaning spot if i were you, cos that aint right!. By the way, i think i got mine from cleaning spot too, so shouldnt be any difference. You sure it wasnt attacked by a dog or something?, just a thought.
     
  4. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for replies. Nope no animals around at all. I did have to pull it round a few corners, but that's gonna happen with every single house!

    Have emailed them, they might be closed today so will wait to see what they say. Not very impressed, hope they offer me a new one.
     
  5. mark m

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    Must of had mine for a couple of years now never had any problems i am sure they will give you a new one
     
  6. Gav

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    Had Mine a couple of years now and when I got it it was a used one not new. Still going strong. Send it back!

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
     
  7. best

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    I have 100m 6mm about 5 years old - now showing signs of wear but expect a few more years out of it

    :idea: recently purchased "slip n slide" to protect the hose - works well on car tyres and wall corners:idea:
     
  8. Richard

    Richard Forum Addict
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    If the hose is faulty it would more than likely mean the whole batch is faulty; the other alternative is the hose is ok, but it’s a cheaper/ lower quality hose there is plenty of this cheap hose about.

    I sell a lot of hose; all my hose is Uk made to ISO standards, the reason being poor quality hoses uses lower grades of material and the mix and method when making can be wrong, this would make the hose either to hard or soft, likely to split or hole and if the hose is made up of layers the layers wont bond together well.

    The outer coating on these types of hose is usually a 'high grade of PVC' (un-reinforced) it should have good abrasive resistance for hard surface use and a resistance to ultra-violet and ozone etc

    The outer surface can even be the same or very similar or better quality to pole hose; a quality 8mmOD, 5mm ID pole hose will have a wall thickness of 1.5mm, it is often dragged and walked upon on the pavement/road etc, and can easily deal with this kind of abuse when working and should last many months or even years depending on use, if it cant do this, its a cheaply made hose and shouldn’t really be compared to quality made hose in the first place.

    Richard
     
  9. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Have sent pics to cleaning spot, they're forwarding to manufacturer, and then they'll let me know from there. I better get sent a new one...I order loads of stuff from them.
     
  10. rabia

    rabia Guest

    nice information[hr]
    will be useful
     
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