Extremely cheap electric hose reel

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Geo82

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So i went to the local swapmeet and a guy was selling 2 wheels and motors for electric wheelchairs for $20. Ive wanted an electric reel but cant afford it right now so im going to use the wheel and motor and make a temporary solution. Going to set it up something like this
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just add a switch or a button and i can enjoy the benefits that so many of you brag about :) ...
hopefully..
 

JAY

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if that motor is 1750 rpm it might be to much. you may need a gear box or a different size wheel
 

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if that motor is 1750 rpm it might be to much. you may need a gear box or a different size wheel
That motor is variable speed as long as you use the right switches you should be fine

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Very cool and #1 on my wish list. Maybe a guard over the drive wheel of some sort ?
 

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I cant imagine not having an electric reel.

If it grips, youll love it.
 
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So i went to the local swapmeet and a guy was selling 2 wheels and motors for electric wheelchairs for $20. Ive wanted an electric reel but cant afford it right now so im going to use the wheel and motor and make a temporary solution. Going to set it up something like this
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just add a switch or a button and i can enjoy the benefits that so many of you brag about :) ...
hopefully..

ilike the idea I might try something similar
 
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I used my kids old electric razor scooter. Bolted the little motor down made a sprocket to hold the back wheel so that it was tight with the belt and snug to the reel added a 3 way switch and ran cables back to the battery that operates my machine.
 
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I used my kids old electric razor scooter. Bolted the little motor down made a sprocket to hold the back wheel so that it was tight with the belt and snug to the reel added a 3 way switch and ran cables back to the battery that operates my machine.
That's thinking outside the box.... wish this was posted several months ago as I threw my kids razor go cart in the dump, probably could have rigged up something to make my reel go varrrroom vrrrrooom!!
 

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So i went to the local swapmeet and a guy was selling 2 wheels and motors for electric wheelchairs for $20. Ive wanted an electric reel but cant afford it right now so im going to use the wheel and motor and make a temporary solution. Going to set it up something like this
View attachment 13001

just add a switch or a button and i can enjoy the benefits that so many of you brag about :) ...
hopefully..
Rob's rewinder just got upgraded?
 

Luky

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So i went to the local swapmeet and a guy was selling 2 wheels and motors for electric wheelchairs for $20. Ive wanted an electric reel but cant afford it right now so im going to use the wheel and motor and make a temporary solution. Going to set it up something like this
View attachment 13001

just add a switch or a button and i can enjoy the benefits that so many of you brag about :) ...
hopefully..
How is it attached to the frame? Don't see any brackets. Can you use a smaller wheel with a existing motor or not?