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CMcB

Hi guys, looking at getting a van mount in the near future. Currently using a backpack and barrels. Is there any working difference between 6mm and 8mm reel hose, if there is which do you recommend? I've never used either

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Dave Shaw

No, not at the pressures we use. I use 100m of 8mm id connected to 30m of 6mm id and my pole hose is 5mm id and never had any issues. Just make sure you use a good pump.


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steve garwood
2 hours ago, CMcB said:

 

Hi guys, looking at getting a van mount in the near future. Currently using a backpack and barrels. Is there any working difference between 6mm and 8mm reel hose, if there is which do you recommend? I've never used either

If this has been covered can you send a link to the thread. Thanks in advance

 

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I used to use 8mm many moons ago. Switched to microbore (6mm) and will never go back.

The simple reason for me I the 6mm is much easier to handle imo, so makes reeling in and out a doddle 👍

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solarpanelcleaningltd

6mm is easier on the body.

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steve garwood
11 hours ago, Redditch windy said:

it just kinks easier in the heat!

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When I use hot water or the weather is hot, my microbore never kinks.

The poxy pole hose does occasionally though.

Still waiting for a company to make a breakthrough with a non kinking, lightweight pole hose.

Tried them all!

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RWCleaning

Yeh I much prefer 6mm

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Pjj

6mm is lighter and easier to pull around properties and easier to reel in we wouldn’t use anything else now 

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tench0771
15 hours ago, steve garwood said:

When I use hot water or the weather is hot, my microbore never kinks.

The poxy pole hose does occasionally though.

Still waiting for a company to make a breakthrough with a non kinking, lightweight pole hose.

Tried them all!

exceed is the best ive used

6mm saves a lot more water to imo

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