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Old 04-07-2007, 04:54 PM
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Poly Reel-Holder

OK,Long thread awhile back and a bit funny,however,no answers. I'm looking for a holder/reel for one inch poly,preferably with wheels. I know they are out there,I've used them before helping out another firm,but for the life of me can't find the source..Any help would be appreciated..
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:36 PM
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There is a company in Blaine, MN. Kaercher Inc. They make pipe pullers and accessories.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:52 PM
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turn the poly sidways and it will unroll itself.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:29 PM
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There might have been something like a poly pipe reel in the old King Products line, but it may be long gone by now, especially since over-taping of some poly pipe rolls made it impossible to not have a man holding the roll, ready to pull or cut tape.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:48 PM
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especially since over-taping of some poly pipe rolls made it impossible to not have a man holding the roll, ready to pull or cut tape.
Charter Plastics??
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:46 AM
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I've been looking for one for years. I think I'm gonna build one, seams pretty simple. Some 1 bye square stock , 2 wheel's and something to rotate the cage. probably cost ya around $60 to build.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:42 AM
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Sounds like a larger plumber's "sewer snake" cage.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:00 AM
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I found a used one a few years back. They work good. The pivot is a boat seat swivel. It would be easy to make one. Your onthe right track with 1" square tube.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:04 AM
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At the risk of stepping beyond the discussion, I have never understood the need for a poly roll rack like we are talking about. The ones I have seen are very pricey. Reams Sprinkler Supply used to carry one in the KC metro area. Not sure how far their coverage area goes.
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BUT, I always prefered to "shake out" the pipe myself before a pull. As has been mentioned, over-taping has been a problem of late and "seeing" the pipe is never a bad thing. I connect the roll to the finger, and then take a few steps back to stretch things out. Then kick of 4-6 "loops" of pipe. Flip the roll to reverse the "twist" and kick off 4-6 "loops" again. flip and repeat until you have enough pipe out to make your pull. A second pair of eyes at the point of entry is a good idea, but not always practical (I'm not the only guy pulling solo out there). In this case, I take the roll and "loops" down toward the direction I am pulling, or in a spot so I can watch the pipe and make sure things keep moving.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:54 AM
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OK,Long thread awhile back and a bit funny,however,no answers. I'm looking for a holder/reel for one inch poly,preferably with wheels. I know they are out there,I've used them before helping out another firm,but for the life of me can't find the source..Any help would be appreciated..
They have them here. http://www.utimachines.com
I have one and it works great....ask for Mike he is the owner.
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