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Old 08-31-2019, 11:52 PM   #1
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Anyone rocking a Graco procontractor grade sprayer with the "quick reel" feature?
Have you had it leak, blowout or have to rebuild it? I can't really make out from the pictures what exactly is going on.
It looks to have a preformed tube and hose setup from the filter manifold to the center of the reel pivot/bearing. I assume the sprayer hose then threads into a fitting on the inside of the reel much like a garden hose reel assembly is.

My concern is having this leak or become a thing where it blows out making a real mess. It looks super convenient to deploy and recover but not sure if having that another possible failure point is worth it.

None of the local suppliers stock these for hands on inspection. Typically only have 390/395 size skids on the shelf or Titan 440s.

Any input would be great. I searched and found some references to how well or not they work as a means of deploying and recovery but no references to leaks or failures. Maybe I'm wrong in my understanding of the plumbing.


Edit: looked at a parts diagram. My question still stands and I have additional.

1) anyone experience leaks?
2) is this additional wetted surface stainless or chromed steel? Will it hold up to hot solvents?
3)anyone notice if or how much additonal product is needed/used/lost in having the quick reel?

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Old 09-02-2019, 04:52 AM   #2
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I've had a few machines with hose reels for years now
I have never had a leak or had to rebuild one yet. I had the same concerns with purchasing my first one, but now wouldn't buy a machine with out it. The only problem I have had with it is when someone rolls the hose up the wrong way. Which is more a hassle then a problem.
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Thanks for the input.

Seems like it would use some extra product to fully load the sprayer. On the larger pumps it's probably not noticable with larger passages anyways or you are spraying enough quantity where it isn't an issue.

Also seems like it would be a point hard to flush out.
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It washes out like any other machine. Still take a quart of paint per 50' of hose to fill. You don't have to have lots of hose on the reel. We usually keep 100' on them. That seems to be long enough for what we do.
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Thanks for the input. Doesn't seem like it's a point of failure like I initially thought. Definitely looks useful after a long day or rough start.
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I had the same worries. Plus I imagined lots of broken guns from employees winding it up fast and letting the gun fly. Luckily neither has happen.
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