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Crystalalan

Merry christmas everone

 

All going well with water fed pole system. Really glad i`ve made the jump from trad but I have already managed to put a hole in my hose duh! Not the main hose but the actual WFP hose. Trouble is it`s the bit before the univalve. I have purchased some of those equal length nylon repair thingies they do the trick when the pole is not extended but when extended and I have to tug the hose to stop or start the water flow sometimes the hose pops off from where it has been repaired. Has any of you guys had the same problem? Is there a good way of reinforcing this repair?

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wezza13

Hi Alan,

 

What you need is one of these - it’ll stop the hose from falling out when you pull it to trigger the univalve https://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/all-products/pump-hose/hose-fittings-adapters/john-guest-fittings/metric-fittings/push-fit-8mm-stem-to-5mm-barb.html

 

Secure it with an o-clip and then plug it into your John Guest connector (that you repaired the hose with). If it wasn’t a John guest fitting, then you can buy that from the same place when you order those barbs. Link here https://gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/all-products/pump-hose/hose-fittings-adapters/john-guest-fittings/metric-fittings/push-fit-8mm-to-8mm-straight-connector-in-black.html

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Marko067

If you are using the standard yellow ‘all season’ pole hose I’d recommend changing it for a PU equivalent like Gardiner’s green or similar. Though more flexible, the yellow PVC hose is prone to splitting at the base of the pole and also punctures fairly easily if you get it caught in thorny bushes or other sharp objects. The PU hoses do have to be broken in due to their less flexible nature, but once broken in they are extremely tough.

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solarpanelcleaningltd

Buy a100m of pole hose and keep it spare in your shed.

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scottish cleaning service
58 minutes ago, solarpanelcleaningltd said:

Buy a100m of pole hose and keep it spare in your shed.

 

I have heavy red hose on my reel at the moment. Would it be advisable to swap over to 100m of PU hose when running a hot water system?

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Pjj
4 minutes ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

I have heavy red hose on my reel at the moment. Would it be advisable to swap over to 100m of PU hose when running a hot water system?

 

 

 

Pu pole hose isn’t really suitable to use 100 m of it on the reel although some do do that , you will loose loads of heat and it’s not easy to drag it around without it getting caught on the slightest thing , you want add 20 meters of it to your existing microbore to run the hose less system bit like this 

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scottish cleaning service

Aye, that's why my red hose is double insulated to retain heat, makes sense. cheers

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solarpanelcleaningltd
2 hours ago, scottish cleaning service said:

 

I have heavy red hose on my reel at the moment. Would it be advisable to swap over to 100m of PU hose when running a hot water system?

 

No, just keep pole hose as spare, you get loads of holes in the winter.

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dmw
13 hours ago, solarpanelcleaningltd said:

No, just keep pole hose as spare, you get loads of holes in the winter.

If I get an hole in my pole hose I just use a cable tie to stop the worst of it until I can replace the hose.

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Crystalalan

nice one fellas and a happy new year to you all

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