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callum99

  • Posts: 68
Locking Van up
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:53:18 pm »
Think I had better start locking my Van up when I'm not working closely, could anyone show me how they have managed to get the water supply outside the van, I know there are brackets and stuff, but I'm not very good at working things like that out,, many pictures would be as appreciated, thank you,,Kevin

The Jester of Wibbly

  • Posts: 1266
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 06:58:49 pm »
I use 6mm hose and its fine closing and locking van doors with hose running from bottom of door.  But you can't pull more hose whilst closed though.
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Shrek

  • Posts: 1967
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 07:18:40 pm »
I have 8mm going under the doors and thatís fine too

Matt.

  • Posts: 1707
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 08:15:42 pm »
Same as shrek, 8 mm hose pull out wot u need first then close the door and lock.

Simon Trapani

  • Posts: 451
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 08:24:25 pm »
Same as above for me. 8mm hose. I walk to the furthest window coiling some extra hose as I go, then I go back to the van to grab my pole.

Just shut the van doors on the hose and lock it, else your tools cover and/or van insurance will be void I'm sure.

RPWC

  • Posts: 392
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 08:35:10 pm »
You could drill a hole in the van floor, near the back doors, fit a hose roller on the floor straddling the hole, and another underneath the same, then your hose will come from under the van with the doors locked. No brackets to fit, just the rollers, this will stop the hose from snagging and ensure it comes out straight.
http://www.redashe.com/?q=content/hose-reel-roller-guides  something like the small square ones in the front on this picture.  A mate of mine has this on his van, I will ask where he got them from and report back.
Cheers Rich

callum99

  • Posts: 68
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 05:32:20 pm »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans, I have a much longer tubing coming from the tank that allows me to park my Van anywhere and just take out the hose reel and point it in the direction I want to go, these people banging on about electric fixed reels, can't see how you do property if you're parked on the road, about six doors before the house you have to do,, I'm right ranting today aren't I,,, now there's another open debate,, electric reels,, come on people, the job's easy enough as it is, bit of exercise won't hurt.

The Jester of Wibbly

  • Posts: 1266
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2018, 05:53:49 pm »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans,

Yep. You're Probably right  ;D
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james peters

  • Posts: 261
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 07:03:19 pm »
move to south wales by the beacons .... nothing gets robbed lol lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

robbo333

  • Posts: 1651
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 07:57:52 pm »
I use pole hose on my main reel. Just shut the tailgate and lock it.
How much do I charge? As much as I can!

JandS

  • Posts: 3734
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2018, 08:19:10 pm »
Lock the front just leave back door ajar.....not much worth nicking most days unless it's a full upvc clean and gutter clear.

JandS

  • Posts: 3734
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 08:20:41 pm »
I won't work anywhere round here that I class as rough and I know them all.

AuRavelling79

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Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2018, 10:25:14 pm »
move to south wales by the beacons .... nothing gets robbed lol lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Not even in Merthyr?  :o
"Get some (perspective). Go and visit someone in hospital or a home." - G. Griffin

AuRavelling79

  • Posts: 14375
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2018, 10:27:01 pm »
I have my reel sort of sat in a wooden tray which 90% of the time is fine and I shut the doors on the reel hose if I feel the need.

But if parking is awkward then I lift the reel out and point it in the right direction and shut the rear doors on the first latch if I need to on the 12mm feed hose to the reel.
"Get some (perspective). Go and visit someone in hospital or a home." - G. Griffin

GB Window Cleaning

  • Posts: 3260
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2018, 06:05:13 am »
I have under van ports. It's just a hole through the van floor and an l shaped piece of metal welded underneath at the back

Rigsby

  • Posts: 1045
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 06:50:10 am »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans, I have a much longer tubing coming from the tank that allows me to park my Van anywhere and just take out the hose reel and point it in the direction I want to go, these people banging on about electric fixed reels, can't see how you do property if you're parked on the road, about six doors before the house you have to do,, I'm right ranting today aren't I,,, now there's another open debate,, electric reels,, come on people, the job's easy enough as it is, bit of exercise won't hurt.

I tried the reel outside the van when I first started cleaning. After one week I thought it was extra effort for not much gain! I fixed the reel in the van and it's a much better system. (Saying that, we're all different and have other preferences),. Less lugging about. You can pull the reel as hard as you like and it won't shift around.
Electric : its not a necessity, but makes life easier imo. Especially as you get older,work wiser!  ;D

dazmond

  • Posts: 15857
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 08:45:51 am »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans, I have a much longer tubing coming from the tank that allows me to park my Van anywhere and just take out the hose reel and point it in the direction I want to go, these people banging on about electric fixed reels, can't see how you do property if you're parked on the road, about six doors before the house you have to do,, I'm right ranting today aren't I,,, now there's another open debate,, electric reels,, come on people, the job's easy enough as it is, bit of exercise won't hurt.

its far easier to have a fixed reel in the van and if you buy a decent reel(like a cox reel)its virtually effortless to reel in negating the need for an electric reel..... :)
price higher/work harder!

Shrek

  • Posts: 1967
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 10:28:29 am »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans, I have a much longer tubing coming from the tank that allows me to park my Van anywhere and just take out the hose reel and point it in the direction I want to go, these people banging on about electric fixed reels, can't see how you do property if you're parked on the road, about six doors before the house you have to do,, I'm right ranting today aren't I,,, now there's another open debate,, electric reels,, come on people, the job's easy enough as it is, bit of exercise won't hurt.

its far easier to have a fixed reel in the van and if you buy a decent reel(like a cox reel)its virtually effortless to reel in negating the need for an electric reel..... :)

It might be effortless but long term , itís no good for your joints. Just like cyclists who cycle every day , eventually end up with bad knees. Thatís why Iv just bought an electric mountain bike , so I can cycle at speeds of 15mph  with my friends and not worry about fatigue or aching joints  :)

dazmond

  • Posts: 15857
Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 06:07:56 pm »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans, I have a much longer tubing coming from the tank that allows me to park my Van anywhere and just take out the hose reel and point it in the direction I want to go, these people banging on about electric fixed reels, can't see how you do property if you're parked on the road, about six doors before the house you have to do,, I'm right ranting today aren't I,,, now there's another open debate,, electric reels,, come on people, the job's easy enough as it is, bit of exercise won't hurt.

its far easier to have a fixed reel in the van and if you buy a decent reel(like a cox reel)its virtually effortless to reel in negating the need for an electric reel..... :)

It might be effortless but long term , itís no good for your joints. Just like cyclists who cycle every day , eventually end up with bad knees. Thatís why Iv just bought an electric mountain bike , so I can cycle at speeds of 15mph  with my friends and not worry about fatigue or aching joints  :)

sorry mate i think your talking rubbish.... :)

reeling in a bit of hose is not bad for the joints at all and neither is weight training 3 times a week.if anything its good for the joints.... 8)
price higher/work harder!

Reflections south west

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Re: Locking Van up
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 11:40:40 pm »
I must be the only person who takes my reel out of the van on most cleans, I have a much longer tubing coming from the tank that allows me to park my Van anywhere and just take out the hose reel and point it in the direction I want to go, these people banging on about electric fixed reels, can't see how you do property if you're parked on the road, about six doors before the house you have to do,, I'm right ranting today aren't I,,, now there's another open debate,, electric reels,, come on people, the job's easy enough as it is, bit of exercise won't hurt.

its far easier to have a fixed reel in the van and if you buy a decent reel(like a cox reel)its virtually effortless to reel in negating the need for an electric reel..... :)

It might be effortless but long term , itís no good for your joints. Just like cyclists who cycle every day , eventually end up with bad knees. Thatís why Iv just bought an electric mountain bike , so I can cycle at speeds of 15mph  with my friends and not worry about fatigue or aching joints  :)

sorry mate i think your talking rubbish.... :)

reeling in a bit of hose is not bad for the joints at all and neither is weight training 3 times a week.if anything its good for the joints.... 8)



He is right have you not hurd of rsi ?????