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Squeaky Clean Dave

Hi all. I know this has been talked about on here before but I have just posted this tutorial video on YouTube on how to upgrade you hose reel for around £40. Hope this helps anyone interested 

 

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paulwills

Looks good that more or less same as the add on I bought for 250 quid [emoji51]

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YNWA1988
On 03/01/2018 at 19:37, Squeaky Clean Dave said:

Hi all. I know this has been talked about on here before but I have just posted this tutorial video on YouTube on how to upgrade you hose reel for around £40. Hope this helps anyone interested 

 

I followed this and made my own about 8 months ago. Everything still going stong and i defo cant go back to reeling in by hand now. The switch broke after 2 months but got a heavy duty one from toolstation for £6 and still going strong 

 Excellent tutorial. Thumbs up. 

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Squeaky Clean Dave
12 hours ago, Gasket said:

Which fuse did you use. I’ve tried a 15 amp and a 20 amp, the motor works fine , but when there is load put through , if the hose snags etc it blows the fuses.


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I use a 20amp fuse in mine and so far no problems.

 Thanks for watching 

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Mark H

This is the one we use on both of our reels. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132552177504

 

We tried 250w ones, have to say way too slow so IMHO don’t bother.

WE have 2 DIY reels with 6mm hose, they wind in very fast using a 12v 115ah battery.

Never missed a beat.

 

 

 

 

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scottish cleaning service

Looks like Electric winding is the way to go, how long does the battery last before it needs charging?

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This is the one we use on both of our reels. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132552177504
 
We tried 250w ones, have to say way too slow so IMHO don’t bother.
WE have 2 DIY reels with 6mm hose, they wind in very fast using a 12v 115ah battery.
Never missed a beat.
 
 
 
 
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I too started with a 250w motor but upgraded to a 300w.
Very pleased with the job it does.
I also added a chain tensioner, no one mentions them when building a reel, but I think it's worth it.

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YNWA1988
2 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

Looks like Electric winding is the way to go, how long does the battery last before it needs charging?

I use a leisure battery to power the reel and pump and charge it every 2 days. Starts to get a little slow on day 3 but I do need a new battery so may be able to get 3 days or more...

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Dean Rogers
I too started with a 250w motor but upgraded to a 300w.
Very pleased with the job it does.
I also added a chain tensioner, no one mentions them when building a reel, but I think it's worth it.

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Hello,
How/where does the chain tensioner get fitted? I noticed there are different types to buy online.
On the video the chain looked fairly slack.

Looking to do this for next DIY van fitment although I have the larger Claber reel not the blue one in the video.

Cheers Dean



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Dean Rogers
Their are 2 reels. One has a home made tentioner the other is off ebay (both work well) 20181214_093326.thumb.jpeg.7b36f94729987b21aea4479aa70a1067.jpeg20181214_093311.thumb.jpeg.577bb8126d7eea30e896a6ce30770d9b.jpeg20181214_093243.thumb.jpeg.189ee5e3220a9b66d1f84ec4d6632d5e.jpeg20181214_093233.thumb.jpeg.15ba44eb27152b7444eb0ac47f0ab686.jpeg

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Thanks for sending that best.

I use a separate leisure battery to power the pump rather than the van battery.
Do you run the reel motors off the same battery?
Also if you do can it power the motor and pump fairly well or does it struggle as the day goes on?

Thanks Dean


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Gasket

I run my pump and motor off leisure battery and it’s fine all day. Charge the battery most nights


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Dean Rogers
I run my pump and motor off leisure battery and it’s fine all day. Charge the battery most nights


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Thanks.
Just didn’t want to set it up and then find that it runs the battery too low to power the pump properly.


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