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Looking for a really sturdy, well designed and long hose reel

(8 Posts)
yoink Tue 27-Sep-16 08:53:24

Can anyone recommend please?

shovetheholly Tue 27-Sep-16 09:06:04

Shameless place marking. If anyone can recommend fittings that don't ping off at the slightest hint of water pressure, this would also be useful.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 27-Sep-16 09:23:54

I find our hozelock reel pretty good. The fittings are fine but don't last forever - connectors need replacing after maybe 3 years ime.

brodchengretchen Tue 27-Sep-16 09:25:10

The hose is just the hose, but IME its the plastic, Gardena-type fittings on the ends that don't always last very long. To tackle this we fit a jubilee clip over the tap and hose connection, and although it's permanent - which may not be what you want - it's going nowhere.

yoink Tue 27-Sep-16 09:25:53

Ok cool, I'll look st hoselock. I want one that winds up really nicely!

DoreenLethal Tue 27-Sep-16 09:35:26

I bought one of those extendable ones.

they have been known to break but I think that is if you leave them on the ground when yuo turn them off. I hold the hose in my hand and carry on spraying as it scrunches back up again, then wind it around the tap by my greenhouse. They really are so easy to wind up.

bookbook Wed 28-Sep-16 10:00:24

Agree with all the pp
I have a hozelock -it's about 10 years old if IIRC , and long. Still going strong, still reels in well. We do take it off the wall in late autumn before the frosts, and store in the garage , so maybe thats why it has never been a problem. The big reel cover is faded to a very soft green now, not that it matters to me!

Oldraver Fri 07-Oct-16 23:15:40

I've just bought in the summer a new old one was 20 odd years and I had replaced the fittings over the years but the actual hose was still ok...

I really only needed just the wind up reel as the old one had rusted right though but I its generally cheaper to get a set.

The one thing I have noticed is that the old hose has stretched in diameter a bit and gone a bit hard, I think possible as I let water freeze in it/...I will endeavor to make sure I let all empty in in the bad weather but really it hasn't made much difference

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