How To Install An Retractable Garden Hose Reel

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Emma Hayes

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The use of automatic retractable garden hose reel systems has grown in popularity in recent years. It is simple to use, guards the hose pipe against adverse weather conditions, and saves space in one’s garden. The best automatic retractable system is one that is mounted to the wall. The process of installing an automatic retractable garden hose reel is quite easy, and anybody can do it. This article will look at simple steps to installing an automatic retractable garden hose reel system.

Simple steps to installing an automatic retractable garden hose reel system

1. Establish the place on your wall where you want your automatic retractable garden hose reel to be

Selecting a suitable place on your wall for mounting is the first and most important step. The place should be easily accessible. Also, the wall should be very sturdy. How high you need to install your garden hose reel does not matter. However, it would be best to place it in a position where you can easily reach it.

2. Using a pencil, outline four drill holes

After establishing the position you want your automatic retractable garden hose reel, the next step is to outline four drill holes with a pencil. The outline will help you in getting the exact position where you will drill your holes.

3. Drilling the holes

After you complete outlining the four drill holes, the next step is to start drilling. For the drilling process, you are required to use the correct drill bit size. For example, if you are using a 30metre hose reel, use a 20mm drill bit.

4. Insert wall plugs.

Once you finish drilling the four holes, the next step is to insert wall plugs into the drilled holes and hit them with a hammer until firm and steady. 

5. Bolting

Once the wall plugs are in place, the next step is bolting. Bolt the four screws included in your package. Using a spanner, tighten the screws.

6. Placing the hose in place

After bolting, you need to put the hose in the bracket and then place the pin to have it stay in place. At this step, make sure that the hose is firmly locked in place.

7. Watering

If you decide you want to start watering, get the hose out in any direction you want and gently pull it to secure it in place. 

8. Retracting

Once you finish watering, you can now retract the hose by tugging it and let it automatically return to the reel housing.

Importance of an automatic retractable garden hose reel to your garden

  • No more tripping over the hose lying around in one’s backyard
  • Saves space
  • With the automatic retractable system, there is no more turning and twisting of the hose
  • One can use the exact hose length they require
  • Guards the hose against adverse weather conditions such as on extremely sunny days
  • The lid comes in handy if you want to check the hose and hose reel
  • An automatic retractable garden hose reel has all the parts needed; mounting fittings, a quality hose, and a spray gun.

Conclusion

Note that there are different sizes of an automatic retractable garden hose reel. Therefore, when you are looking forward to purchasing, consider the size you need for your garden. 

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Emma Hayes

There I was in a hot yoga studio with plenty of bright natural light and bending myself into pretzel like positions for the very first time.

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