The coil is a functional device that makes it much easier to work with a hose. Users may not not evaluate the convenience and advantage of this device while cleaning the dirty floor hoses in the production workshop or from beds in the garden in the country.
The diameter of coils can vary noticeably, They may fit the hoses of the next length (M):
Coils can also be mobile and stationary with inertial automatic nodes, on carts with rollers. During operation, there are many reasons to wind the hose onto the coil without leaving the workplace. This ensures the safety and ease of use of equipment, such devices effectively allow to extend the service life of the technique. Hoses are used in various fields:
- We wash transport;
- watered a household plot;
- clean equipment at production.
The environment actively acts on the hose material, it is often aggressive, contributing to its rapid wear. Metal drum for a stainless steel hose is a device that effectively allows you to extend the service life. This is especially true for chemical, furniture, engineering and food production. In private home ownership, the hose coil on wheels is also often essential in the warm season. Typical coils with hose that are used in everyday life have the following length (m):
If the hose is required longer, then this automatically leads to the rise in the cost of the drum-bobbin. The most common hose diameter is 19 mm. Most often such “caliber” is enough to solve even comprehensive tasks. The coil itself inevitably slightly reduces the dynamics of fluid movement passing through the hose.
It should also be borne in mind that water flow rate reduces the nozzle (fasteners that connects the pump with the hose).
As an illustration, this example can be given: the pump generates a water volume of 92 liters per minute. If you connect the hose on a one-piece coil, it will lead to a loss of percent fluid flow by 15%. There are many varieties of various coils, the most popular of them is a self-symospheric bobbin, such devices are usually functioning from an electrical drive. The machine gun that feeds from the 220 volts network is the equipment with which it is easy to operate, its disadvantage:
- It is quite expensive;
- When installing requires a thorough fit;
- needs stable nutrition from the network.
Electric drive drums also work from a diesel generator. Management occurs with the remote control. Floor stationary drums are also very popular, which are equipped with special footrests, which reliably fix the device, not allowing it to move it through the territory of the workshop.
Wall-mounted devices that can be attached using a reliable retainer at any point of the vertical plane are also in demand. Spring “Wearing” also got a lot of distribution all over the world, they have a refund mechanism, while there is a special locking spring, which makes it possible to return a bottle in the original position.
Benefit from the acquisition of the drum:
- The friction of the hose on the floor is reduced to zero, which increases the service life;
- reduced risk of falling and injury;
- The workplace becomes more functional;
- Increases productivity.
When operating the coil, the following points should be taken into account.
- The coil can quickly deteriorate if she “deals” with an ambulatory hose.
- If the hose is too long, then there are more probabilities of his gap. The speed of water in the hose is rather big, the more like it, the greater the chances that the gap can happen in some place.
- The long hose is always recommended to leave on the coil, it should be placed evenly.
- Before purchasing the device, it is recommended to consult a specialist who has practical experience.
- Buy the drum should be on the trading platforms that have a good renome.
- BUY follows the goods manufacturers providing warranty period.
Manufacturers and models
There are several brands that have proven themselves from the best side. Product prices are quite high, but the coils have a long service life, they are reliable and work reliable. These include trademarks GARDENA and HOZELOCK.
Coils Gardena Have automatic winding, the hose does not twist, not “breaking”. The support of the coil is reliable, the construction is stable. The system has compact parameters, has an ergonomic hose handle. The product can be taken, for example, to a tourist hike, use in summer work, apply in the production workshop of a small enterprise.
In the sets to the Gardena coils there is always a adapter.
Drum Hozelock Designed for hoses that are able to withstand increased pressure. The coil is made of modern innovative materials that can work in aggressive environments. Models can have both inertia, and automatic. Drums can move on platform trolleys, there are also stationary structures. Before buying, it is recommended to carefully get acquainted with TTX, see how the device works in various environments. For example, in the chemical food industry, the material is used:
- Durable PVC;
- stainless steel.
Hozelock drums by criterion price / quality, such devices are very acceptable.
Models of the Ramex AV (from 1000 to 5000) were very well established, now they are already the leaders of sales, it is inexpensive and made at a high level.
Tips for choosing
When buying a bottle should be emphasized on which hose will be used in. More rational to use professional hoses for watering work, they have a good margin of strength (service life of up to 12 years). Such products have advantages:
- they are plastic, easy to fold;
- envelop various obstacles under acute angles;
- not “freeze” from ice water.
When choosing a coil for winding, attention should be paid to such parameters of the hose:
- cross section
- What material is the thing.
As an agrarian inventory, the hose and coil must be one brand, such compatibility ensures that there will not be leaks. When choosing, it is recommended to use such criteria:
- Type of fixation of the hose on the wall.
- What wheels are present at the mobile model.
- What is the fixture of stationary versions. They must be durable and withstand heavy loads.
- If the sleeves have a big length, it makes sense to use the base in which there are large diameters and width.
- What material is the product made.
- What a primer and enamel is painted device.
- What metal coil is made of. Longer serve models made of stainless steel, they withstand heavy loads and are not subject to corrosion.
The support frame of the “trolley” should be wide and made of durable metal, in this case it will be stable, will not turn over from different loads when tensioning the hose. Wheels “Trolleys” must be wide, it will provide a comfortable and smooth movement.
Smooth wings can be done using a handle that must be comfortable.
How to make it yourself?
For the owners of garden sites, the hose for watering is vital, the coil for his ware is also needed. It is not necessary to buy it in the store, you can make this node yourself, it will cost it a bit. To make a homemade hose coil, you should consider which material it is better to use. For the core can be seated pipe cutting, steel strip, fastening 22×5 mm. The sidewalls are somewhat more complicated. The material should be durable, which would not be afraid of moisture and temperature drop.
Some craftsmen mount caps from large pelvis or pan, it doesn’t seem bad idea, metal there is quite strong. Before starting the installation, drawings should be made (they can be found on the Internet), they are recommended to put the exact dimensions of the future device. The old metal containers are cut off the bottom, the indent is made from the edge of a couple of centimeters. This option also seems quite admissible.
Most often for these purposes are used:
- Old Thai;
- Capacities from washing machines;
- Big Pans.
Total for the sidewall coil requires a metal circle with a diameter of 35 cm. A frame of the metal band is created by the frame, the trimming of a thin-walled pipe is welded in the center. Sometimes for greater hardness fragments from PVC pipes are inserted. The center is drawn by a circle with a diameter of 142 mm, 4 holes are drilled. To exclude hose bending when fastening to the axis, the fitting is used, the watering hose is attached to it. It is even better to mount the tee, in this case “freedom of maneuver” appears, you can bend the hose at any sharp corner. Unfurning holes can be pouring foam or silicone.
At the output, you can attach the handle to make the operational winding.
Studs are best cut out of the armature “8”. To attach the frame, you can apply the same studs, as a handle on them, PVC pipe fragments are put on. The connector is stretched on the hose, connects to the axis and wounds. During the winding, you should track so that the hose is not twisted. If you do everything right, then the product will not give way to a signature instance. You can also put the wheels from the washing machine so that the unit can be moved to the workshop. A hose with a diameter of 4 cm is quite suitable for such a coil. What is the benefit of:
- The drum clears the workspace;
- increases mobility if the drum is attached to the wheels;
- reduced time for unwinding and installation;
- There is no chances;
- Conveniently stored in any economic room.
The second option is the budget, the plywood is used, which can be covered with a special primer, then paint oil paint. Such processing will extend the service life of plywood 3-4 times. The side walls of the future drum are cut in the form of circles from plywood (10 mm), diameter 435 mm. The center drills holes (14 mm), they will be used to install the drum in them.
The axis can be made by taking a metal rod or pin with a diameter of 10 mm. It should be considered some stock in length, it should be more than the distance between the sidewalls. It is important to correctly distribute transverse locks. They are made from the rails (size 26×11 mm, only 8 pieces). Locked Rakes evenly throughout the circumference.
Reiki with the use of corners (two pieces per rail). The pusher retainer is done using a special overlay. This is a board (20 mm), in which a hole is drilled 12 mm, then the rectangular area is repaired in half. The resulting halves are attached from the outside side of the sides. The pusher is made of steel plate (thickness 2 mm), size 12×110 mm.
The pusher is fixed with the screw that passes through the axis is set in this way so that the axis leaves the outside by 45 mm. It is easiest to attach a stand, for this we need to trim the boards (14 mm width), the gap between the supports 45 mm. They are fixed with transverse wooden dies. The stand is fixed on the vertical plane using clamps, brackets, corners and t. NS.
Based on the supports, it is necessary to create a “landing” groove so that the node does not swallow, a special lock is made, which is cut from the steel strip (thickness 2 mm, width 20 mm). After making the drum should be tested in the field. Before you start work, it is recommended to carefully check all the joints and nodes, there should be no backlash or bad fastener. If everything is fine, then you can attach the hose. The drum can also be made from PVC pipes, for this purpose only in the farm need a special welding unit for PVC products. Usually apply pipes 30 mm. The advantage of such a product:
- not subject to corrosion;
- has good strength;
- weighs little, easy to transport.
To create a normal coil you need only 3.5 meters of pipe. It will also require 1.2 meters of PVC pipes with fiberglass additives (for axis formation).
Recommendations for storage
To properly store hose and coils in the country, it is recommended to perform several rules. It is not recommended to connect the hose from the tube of entrance to the coil, despite the fact that the coil has a hose. In the hot season, you should not keep the hose and the coil under the right rays of ultraviolet, it will extend their service life. Especially this recommendation is relevant for hoses that are made of PVC and Silicone.
Winding hose on the drum, you should disconnect it from the water pipe, give a stance of water. Between the locks, it should be placed the coil, methodically rotate it, cleaning the hose from the mud with a cotton cloth. The coil and hose can serve as one dozen years, if they are correct to store them. Rubber hoses have service life up to two decades, PVC hoses are cheaper and maintained by the service life of up to 10 years. In the cold season, the hoses are stored in a rolled state on the walls, away from rodents.
During spring-summer, hoses and coils are stored under a canopy. On Earth, the hose can also be left. It should be monitored so that the hoses do not form twisting or folds. In corporate stores, you can find forged “holders” or clamps that are convenient to strengthen on vertical planes. Often they are made in a decorative style that can also carry and aesthetic functions and reliably allow you to store coils and hoses. It is convenient to use for storing coils and hoses old tire, it can protect from dirt and dust.
About how to make a coil for a garden hose with your own hands, look in the video below.