Manual to Electric hose reel conversion

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By Justin Stockwell on Apr 11, 2016 at 5:21 PM
  1. Justin Stockwell
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    I'm sure it has been done before. But I thought I would post a bit about the process.
    I had a couple manual vacuum hose reels that came with a truck I bought.
    The conversion was relatively easy. That being said, if you have zero welding or fab experience this might be very hard for you.

    We bought 2 DC motors $180 each, enough for two reels
    1" channel-20' section
    2" angle iron
    6" x 1/4 plate about a foot
    Misc bolts for attaching motor to bracket
    Roughly 12' of link belt, about $60.00 per reel
    1.5" 5/8 pulley $10.00

    Instead of a big push button momentary switch, we went with a standard Ford starter solenoid. I love the Butler electric hose reel push button, so we bought some gooseneck flexible tube, and put a small push button on the end. I soldered the wires to the switch, but you can buy momentary switches with both wires already attached on Ebay

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