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Old 17-04-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Power washer hose reel + DIY bracket

So I posted about this in the "what products have you bought?" thread but I thought folks might be interested in what came next.

The mounting plate is at an angle to the wall to point the reel out of the garage and make the winding handle more accessible.



Nice thick timber

At the bottom are slots to store the lances

The whole thing

Then i decided it would be good to have a place to hang the trigger gun


Mounting plate attaches with some nice chunky M10 stainless bolts:


The inlet is a 2m section of hose which has a quick connect at the other end for the outlet of the power washer.

15m of proper heavy duty high pressure cable, can take up to 250 bar!!

Unwound and ready to go


All packed up (edit: the coiled up cable behind the lances is the trace heating I use to stop the PW freezing in the winter)


And the final result


I still need to fit a rotating coupler for the gun so it won't tangle but the extra reach over the stock 10m hose, speed of getting out and putting away and integrated storage for accessories makes the whole exercise well worth while

If you made it this far, thanks for reading

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Hi SG.

Lovely.

Serious timbers so not going to collapse or do anything else daft.

Good on you.

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A lick of varnish to the wood may add to the finish. a lovely unit you made well done
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Hi SG.

Lovely.

Serious timbers so not going to collapse or do anything else daft.

Good on you.

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Thanks Andy. They're actually offcuts of the roof joists that they used when we had a dormer loft conversion done a few years back. They were going in the skip until I stopped them and squirrelled them away in my "could be useful for something​" pile

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A lick of varnish to the wood may add to the finish. a lovely unit you made well done
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Honestly, when I made this I was focused on strength first and foremost, since the weight of the reel, hose, water etc is non-trivial. I'm sure it's over-engineered but no harm in that for this sort of job! However the woodwork, such as it is, doesn't really warrant any finishing touches like varnish, it would suggest I thought I'd done a rather better job than I have! (Plus it's inside, so no need to protect it from the weather)
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