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Mike Sullivan

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PostSubject: Hose reel swivel   Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:10 pm

Most houses I clean have two water hook ups and I don't have a problem running out of water when I hook them both into my 335 gallon tank on my trailer.

Today, the house I was working on only had one hook up, and the water pressure was not keeping up with the demand of my 8gpm pressure washer.

I just ordered a 3/4" hose reel swivel to try to increase my flow, the one I have on there now is 1/2". 3/4" should help give me more flow, probably not much but every little bit helps.

I like the Super Swivels the best.

http://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/c-146-swivels-super-swivel.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:33 am

Mike, Let me know how that works!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:52 am

Spencer wrote:
Mike, Let me know how that works!!

I will!

In the past if the water pressure was weak I would just take the hose off the hose reel and put it in the top of the tank to max out the flow.

Over the years I have become obsessive about saving time and becoming more efficient.

That little bit of time unhooking the hose from the hose reel adds up over the years.
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:13 am

I changed out my hose reel swivel yesterday.

My old 1/2" swivel looks pathetic! The inside diameter is so small, looks smaller than 3/8". No wonder I was not getting adequate flow.

My new 3/4" swivel is FAT! Nice, big orifice.

I am sure it will most definately help.
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:16 pm

IT DOES HELP! DUH?!?!?!!

I feel like such a numb skull.

All those times I ran out of water and I sat around with my thumb up my a$$ waiting for it to fill back up.

I also realized I need to upgrade my supply hose. I upgraded my roof hose from 5/8" to 3/4" so it would make sense to do the same for my intake....DUH!!!

I don't even have to measure it and I know it makes a difference. I was working on a house right next door to another customer of mine that referred me to his neighbor, and I did not run out of water. I do remember running out when I did the house next door the last time I was there.

ANYONE WITH A HIGH VOLUME MACHINE (8+gpm) must upgrade your hose reel swivel. The miserable 1/2" swivel it comes with is choking your supply!
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:33 pm

dose anyone know where i can get a PVC manifold for my hose reel?
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:36 pm

last years steel manifold lasted a year.....i then ordered a stainless one and it is not working out ether.....it looks like a PVC would not be to tuff to make.....anyone have any info?
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:33 pm

Try pressure washer products in clearwater florida, thay may have one ?

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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:32 pm

Over the years I have become obsessive about saving time and becoming more efficient.

That little bit of time unhooking the hose from the hose reel adds up over the years.
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PostSubject: Re: Hose reel swivel   Tue May 20, 2014 11:42 am

mmason wrote:
dose anyone know where i can get a PVC manifold for my hose reel?
The day someone comes out with a PVC Manifiol for a roof cleaning hose reel, is the day I will celebrate!

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