Saturday, 30 March 2013

Dismantling a Hozelock hose reel

Three days ago I set to work on the hose reel from which I had cut off most of the hose the last time we were on Shadow. The problem was that no water would flow through the hose as the inner end was badly crushed and kinked.

I had already tried to unscrew the screws holding it together: nearly all of their heads had rusted so badly that a screwdriver was ineffective. The only solution, as I saw it, was to drill the heads off.

After a long time, and much pulling and bashing, I managed to separate the two halves of the case. But I am no nearer repairing it, as I can't remove the bit with the twizzly knob from the inner drum, meaning that I can't get to where the inner end of the hose attaches.

I think I'll give up. If a new hose reel hasn't miraculously appeared on board, I'll check out the chandlers I pass ...


Alf said...

Try "Hozelock" on the Screwfix search, 25m hose on a steel framed reel £14.99 !! Not worth faffing around with the old one ?!

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

I am glad you posted that, I was about to go down the same route with the same reel, the hose has kinked a couple of times so I said to Diana just today that I will have to fit a new hose.
Best start googleing for a new one.

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

£20 from Amazon or Tesco Direct

Halfie said...

Thanks Alf. I tried a couple of narowboat chandlers with no success - didn't think of Screwfix.

Brian - see above!

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

I saw the first Screwfix posting but like the plastic box that we use at the moment, much easier to store for us.

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