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Uncoiled for pex and electric

josephny
josephny Member Posts: 105

Anyone have any experience or thoughts on getting a pex uncoiler/reel for use with pex as well as with electric wire?

would be nice to put it to multi-use. 

Thanks!

Comments

  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,552
    I had a 4' diameter aluminum disc I could slip over my uncoiler, so it could take a small roll of 3/8 up to a 600' 1". The inner part was about an 8" diameter, so anything with that size inner diameter would work.
    good to have a friction adjustment also to keep it from flywheeling. Mine was one of the early Rehau versions, on wheels.

    Pretty easy to make custom uncoilers, a lazy susan hardware kit makes for a good start for a small size uncoiler.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 1,817
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey Shore.
    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
    Youngplumber
  • josephny
    josephny Member Posts: 105
    Thanks for the suggestions guys.  

    I can do the diy — it’ll go on my to-do list.  
  • Youngplumber
    Youngplumber Member Posts: 500
    I like the idea. I think he over engineered it, but it's something I haven't thought of.

    Another great suggestion from @EdTheHeaterMan
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 2,666
    Probably could find an old spool and not have to do half that
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