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Hello folks, my next step in building up the 12 volt wash rig is attaching a hose to the reel.   This connection point looks like it might be under a lot of stress.  How would you  make this connection?  The reel is a reelcraft sold as a 1/2 inch, 100 foot capacity hand crank.  I don't especially like the looks of the drum damper. 

I loaded up 100 foot of 1/2 inch hose and attached another 50 foot of 3/8 inch hose.  I am getting ready to see if my hybrid hose will achieve a useful quantity of flow to wash mobile homes.   Thanks,  Chuck



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So, an update on my hose to reel connection. I found a 1/2" 45 deg. street elbow made by maxline and ordered one. I think that will get my hose to roll on the reel ok...

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Soft-N-Safe Chuck wrote:

So, an update on my hose to reel connection. I found a 1/2" 45 deg. street elbow made by maxline and ordered one. I think that will get my hose to roll on the reel ok...


 If that fitting is brass, make sure you rinse it well.



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Hi Brett, roger that. I looked at a ss unit, but it was very expensive. I am using nylon thread tape on fittings, but I remember someone advised against it. He mentioned something about using something with the word *blue* in it. Thanks for the wash out tip. I ordered two of the brass els. Would you recommend using a neutralizer in the house rinse? So much to learn....... thanks, Chuck PS I live in Manatee County, Florida.

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There's nothing wrong with teflon tape. I use Tru-Blue on just about all of the fittings. I guess the only way we could add a neutralizer to the house wash would be to down stream it. As mild as the house wash mix is, good rinsing has always worked for us.



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I ended up just screwing a SS hose barb directly to the reel. I checked around for tru-blue tape but ended up using standard white tape with no leaks yet. I'm still confused about selecting tips suitable low pressure systems. Is a check valve necessary, or beneficial
and if so, should it be used on the suction side or the pressure side? I guess it could be useful at the input to my rinse tank coming in from the customer's water system. I have a 50 grit filter on the customer supply reel. I can see why folks choose to purchase a complete well thought out system. I have close to $1K into the rig now which is a very basic 12 volt 1/2" system with a spare pump.

Going out to buy parts is risky. I keep wondering if I will catch the virus before I do my first wash job. The box stores are packed with people in my area just south of Tampa. A few are wearing face masks, but the majority don't bother. I can see why folks choose to purchase a complete well thought out system. I have close to $1K into the rig now which is a very basic 12 volt 1/2" system with a spare pump. Thanks for the great tips so far...

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Despite a couple miss-steps, I did a pressure test today.  I was surprised how much adjustment of the pump pressure switch was required to settle things down for a smooth start and stop.  I mounted a light switch and connected my battery using some heavy marine wiring I salvaged.  There is a 50 amp circuit breaker that I will add when I add the 2nd pump motor.  Just focusing on getting a reliable basic rig ready.  I have a 15 gallon tank for my batch mix, and a 25 gallon rinse tank.  No leaks!  Got to add a 3 way ball valve to switch the pump from batch to rinse next.  Thanks for sharing experience and the encouragement.  



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