Live Reel Swivels

Tony Moore

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I have a TCS Chief which I love but I can not keep a swivel on the live real. I went through 2 super swivels and another brand all stainless steel. We use propane heat at a max of 1000 psi for tile. It gets HOT so I think that may be my problem. Any suggestions on a better swivel? was also using a super swivel on the tile tool and it started leaking too. The new swivel I put on today has already locked up.
 

Tony Moore

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Just ordered two 90 Degree Swivel for the Turbo Force TH-40 Tile Tool. I will let you guys know how those work. I assume they can handle the heat and pressure.
 

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interested to hear, thanks. We run cox reels live and recently replaced the swivels with a high temp upgraded seal but they also failed to handle propane water temps.
 

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Mossmatic swivels have NEVER let me down. I use them on both live solution reel for an El Diablo and a larger one for the fresh water live reel
 

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Thank you Paul. I may pick up a couple of those as well. I will let you guys know how the Turbo swivels work out soon.
 

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Ok guys. So far so good on the Turbo swivel. I put it on yesterday and a note to self if you want to go this way. You will need a reducer to fit the big end reduce it down to fit your solution line. I happened to have a few extra inline solution strainers and the female part of the strainer worked perfect. I did have to use a thick layer of teflon tape and tighten it really good to eliminate a slight drip. I will try to get some pics later.
 

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Will the hoses cook if you don’t unreal what you don’t use on job? If they stay coiled up on reel while working I mean
 

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The ones I use are fully rebuildable.
 

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mosmatic ones look nice, Im going to try and ill let you guys know how it goes on live reel.

Ive rebuilt the Cox ones but they still fail from high temps, even the high temp rebuild kit fails
 

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If you flip flop the bottom of the reel to the top after 1 year you can get 2 years easy. Only filling a reel with what you really use helps too, overloading the reel because you can is not the best plan.
 

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Update on the Turbo Force TH-40 Tile Tool swivel as a live real swivel. It is still going strong 5 months later with no issues at all. In the first picture above you see where a set screw goes. I decided to leave that out and just use a hose clamp to keep the reel from sliding off the axle. Because the swivel gets so hot I think the set screw could be a problem with expansion by putting too much pressure on the bearings. Also less rigid on bearings.

Been a while sense I have been here and missed a lot of your questions. Sorry about that. Answer to questions: Hoses get changed every year and yes they do get hot. I have 200 feet on the reel and 100 feet in 50 foot sections on the van at all times. The new hose on the reel now is a 200 foot single hose that quick connects to the reel. when we need more we disconnect and hook up another hose to the reel to keep valve at the wand end.

Rob yes this is the swivel that fits the Turbo Force TH-40 Tile Tool at the handle but also fits most other tile spinners at the handle. I have the original turbo and it fits it too.
 

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