We are moving to a tank system. The plan is a 70 gallon tank to pump to reel to pole. We use xero poles and often go up 3 stories.
I have been researching but have just gotten more confused as to which hose should go on the reel. We will be outfitting with motorized cox reels. We will use a flow controller if that matters.
Which size hose do you recommend on the reel and why?
Thanks so much!
3/8 " i.d. hose on the reel to pole hose. This gives great flow…you want flow…
The spice… er um, water… The water must flow…
3/8” ID hose is good, especially when you have a great hose that won’t kink or squish under pressure.
“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”
What ever size you want. I have 3/8 On one truck an I have 5/16 On another IMO it doesn’t matter. Both work !!!
I do like the Tucker 5/16 hose. Good hose !!
Yes maybe you do get better flow with the 3/8 , but it’s not a game changer. The 5/16 flows enough where it’s something I’m not thinking about changing out.
It I do have to keep the flow controller at 90 to get the stream I want. With the 5/16 hose
A huge praise for the Tucker hose is needed! We use them and the rigidity of the hose is great when using an in-line valve, but it’s not overly stiff like a bad garden hose stiffness. They are great in warm weather, and I warm I made above 40°.
To bad they don’t sell flexzillla pressure hose. That would be sweet if they did.
I was going to buy the 3/8 flexzilla for my new truck, But it was delivered with the 5/16 Tucker hose on it unbeknowns to me . I’m liking it so far so why spend if you don’t have to.
This is gonna be my man cave, whenever it gets built…
“It’s a thing of beauty”
We have been running a tank set up and 5/16 hose for years. No need for cox reals For pole hose unless you just want it to look cool. We started using the orange electrical cord reals many years ago for this at 100-125 per section of hose in length with John guest quick connects. No need to overspend on a tank set up and reels for WC IMO. SoftWash set ups are different and so is the hose diameter and money you make to justify cox reels or better Titan electric. The efficiency of 5/16 I have commented on in many threads through the years, we can use our 67’ ft pole no problem with our set up with plenty of flow.