Valet-shaq

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wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Monday 3rd August
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Shanks where is that reel from please?

Shanksy87

244 posts

81 months

Monday 3rd August
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https://www.griggsdirect.co.uk/products/general-pu...

Edited by Shanksy87 on Monday 3rd August 16:37

PushedDover

2,443 posts

12 months

Monday 3rd August
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Shanksy87 said:
https://www.griggsdirect.co.uk/products/general-pump-reg-reel-for-100-3-8-inch-hose/211/

jakesmith

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8,491 posts

130 months

Monday 3rd August
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Shanksy87 said:
This is the setup I have. The hose is a commercial grade thing, no chance of kinking.



I can see the benefit of an auto rewind hose, but this takes all of 30s to wind in after use, which I do once a week. Gaining says 20s once a week doesn't feel that important to me personally, plus you have the added risk with the auto-rewind ones where they decide to rewind when you pull for more hose and the hose slaps against your car. Each to their own.
I feel better about it now you said that

What I would say is the whole project is pretty lazy for me- did it to save about 5 mins of faff a week getting the pressure washer out. In that context, 30 seconds is major!

Shanksy87

244 posts

81 months

Tuesday 4th August
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jakesmith said:
I feel better about it now you said that

What I would say is the whole project is pretty lazy for me- did it to save about 5 mins of faff a week getting the pressure washer out. In that context, 30 seconds is major!
We all know its more about the doing of the project than the end result wink

wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Still need to install it but this thing weighs a ton. Seriously large hose compared to my karcher.




jakesmith

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8,491 posts

130 months

Wednesday 9th September
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I really must bother to wash the cars, they are a state, only problem is no matter how much easier I have made it with the valet-hut, I still can't be botherd

Caddyshack

2,598 posts

165 months

Wednesday 9th September
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wjwren said:
Still need to install it but this thing weighs a ton. Seriously large hose compared to my karcher.



That’s the one I use, it’s great. I welded up a bracket so it hangs from roof and wall in my steam cleaner shed and swivels.

wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Wednesday 9th September
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^ where could I get a swivel bracket from please?

wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Thursday 10th September
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Caddy shack - how did you connect the reel to your Karcher - if you have one? The 2 feet of thick hose coming off the reel is as below - I have 2 Karcher to M22 style connectors which I used previosuly to join 2 pieces of karcher hose together, but these wont fit.

Any clues to what connector I need please?



Shanksy87

244 posts

81 months

Friday 11th September
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It looks like you need an M22 > 3/8" bsp fitting. It looks like you have inserted a 3/8" bsp male to male adapter in the hose that wouldn't be required if using the fitting below.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KARCHER-type-M22-Female...

wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Saturday 12th September
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I might just get a new lance. Do these type have some quick connect system like the karcher to swap over to a snow foam or do you require a spanner to change it?

wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Saturday 12th September
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ALso, for some reason the end of the new hose I have bought seems a different size - ever so slightly to the karcher adaptor in the picture - it will not fit.

Shanksy87

244 posts

81 months

Sunday 13th September
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You can find short guns with quick disconnects at both ends, I use a Mosmatic one personally so I can swap between a lance and a foamer.

There are two types of M22 fitting, one with a 14mm centre bore and another with a 15mm centre bore. Sounds like you have the wrong one for your equipment.

wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

Wednesday 30th September
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Still stuck on connecting this up to the lance end.
What do I need to connect these 2 together. a female to female fitting?





There is a host of connections on amazon, but unsure which one will fit.
I purchased the below to fit on the other end to connect to the karcher k7 and that fitted fine.




wjwren

3,441 posts

94 months

swisstoni

9,776 posts

238 months

Wednesday 30th September
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mercedeslimos

626 posts

128 months

Wednesday 30th September
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wjwren said:
Stick up a couple more pics of the ends you have, I did something similar but with my K2 and a universal lance my old man had.

timbo999

863 posts

214 months

Wednesday 30th September
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swisstoni said:
You'll need 2 of those... think of the expense!

Shanksy87

244 posts

81 months

Wednesday 30th September
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wjwren said:
Still stuck on connecting this up to the lance end.
What do I need to connect these 2 together. a female to female fitting?





There is a host of connections on amazon, but unsure which one will fit.
I purchased the below to fit on the other end to connect to the karcher k7 and that fitted fine.



Your hose is 3/8" BSP male and your lance M22 male. A 3/8" female to M22 female adapter is what you need. There are plenty of eBay, just check it's BSP and not NPT before buying.