Doesn’t matter what kind of supply hose you buy, it will kink. Usually on the supply reel its where the hose connects to the reel. I remembered a trick that Bob posted one time about using a strap to help keep the the hose from kinking.
I added a 3/4" street 45 to the reel to help a little more.
Of course you can just reel out all your hose to get the kink out…but this little fix is so you don’t have to.
I’ve got two Titan reels and love them but I have the same problem with the supply hose kinking where connected to the reel. I have the 6" hose with wire coil (spring) around it but the hose still kinks so I’ve been reeling out entire hose to avoid kinking. A couple of weeks ago it was taking forever to fill my 225 gallon tank so I reeled off all of the hose and realized the (6" wire wrapped) hose was kinked where connected to the reel. In short, the 6 inch wire coil wrapped hose does not work for me. I’m going to look for a good 45 degree fitting to replace the wire coil hose. I hate having to unwrap all 150 feet of supply hose when only a portion of it is needed.
That’s kinda why I posted the tip. I was having kinking problems with just using the 45 degree fitting when I remembered the strap tip Bob posted a while back. I guess there are variables such as hose or reels…just thought this would help guys having the same problems.
Same here, it sucks having to unroll 150’ of hose when 75’ or 100’ will do.
Either way great advice. Think about being a fellow PWRA member one day. You get tons of benny’s and with your willingness to help others it’s a win win across the board when you think about it;):D:cool: