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Hose reel

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by JB1, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Been having problems with my hose reel, push the button on the rewind and would go a little the stop. Ran a new heavier ground, same problem, switched push button with another sprayer, same problem, changed out solenoid, same problem. Ran another hot wire back and still same problem, so thought what the hell lets change the circuit breaker, that did the trick, IT WORKS. I thought circuit breakers either worked or didn't work, apparently this one heated up and just quit till it cooled down. Thing about drove me crazy figuring it out. Anybody else have any problems like that. Oh yeah did I mention I hate electrical problems.
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Solenoids go bad often for us. (Ford) Then there's the switch. Then there's corrosion on the wiring. Teminals need to be clean.

    It's a maintenance deal. Not serious.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,707

    Maybe you hate electrical problems--but you are very determined. You found it and fixed it. And improved the whole system along the way. Attaboy!

    Yes I have had similar problems when underhood temps were high. Switched to bigger curcuit breaker--maybe a 40 amp.
  4. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 341

    are yo utalking about the lesco space saveer?
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    it was a 40 amp breaker, and was the last thing I checked. I keep all the extra parts, I guess it was a process of elimination. No not the spacesaver, the long lesco 200 gallon. It could of been any sprayer with a hosereel.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Sh$t --- We don't need no breakers here. We don't use fuses of any kind.

    They are not needed. They only cause problems.
  7. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I had a breaker on 1 truck but have ran several without and never had a problem.
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Well I never would have thought about the "fuse" either. Like you, I assumed they either allowed power to flow or NOT. I guess those types are set up like you say and can cut off if they get hot...

    As for not having a fuse or breaker... you are NUTS. Iv'e watched a car almost go up in flames because of not having a fuse on a 6 or 8 gage cable going from the battery to the trunk. Insulation was rubbing on metal and when it arched it was an instant welding wire. The entire length of the wire was quickly red hot, melted all the insulation off, burned up the carpet, ect.
    Same exact thing would happen to your reel power wire if it wasn't fused and found ground on the frame. Car batteries may be 12V, but there is a LOT of power there!!!

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