Recently bought a Hozelock 25m Compact Reel Hose to clean muck of the MTB after rides (and wash my car). Have a tap at the front of my house, but only a water butt in my rear garden. Would prefer to clean my bike at the back of the house (less spectators....) and possibly the added option to use less drinking water by using collected rain water instead...if I manage to solve this problem:
Managed to fit a hoselock on the tap of the water butt, but that water pressure from the water butt is far too low to get water to the end of the hose (even worse when you lift the hose), as it's just gravity that's there to drive it really. Anyone's got a smart suggestion for this at all ? Have no mains electricity in my rear garden if you were going to suggest a pump by the way. Maybe something battery operated ?