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We have just recommended this auto reel hose-pipe to our 85 year old neighbour, who was spending hours using watering cans, and she loves it as much as we do.
We are now on our second one as the first one developed an annoying leak however this was after 7 years use and we did not always store it in the shed over the winter months as you are advised to do. We did find out that there was a part you could buy for £10 if the leak was from a certain area but as we were not sure we decided to buy a new one. This just proves how good the product is and how useful it is to us.
We bought ours from Amazon for £51 with free shipping. It comes complete with a wall bracket and fixing set. You just have to fix the bracket to the wall by the side of an outside tap. You do need a drill and rawl plugs and my husband used larger and longer screws than those supplied. You then simply lift the hose drum onto the bracket and a separate pipe fits quite easily onto the wall tap. The hose drum itself will then lift off easily so that you can store it in a shed or garage for the Winter as frost does affect all plastics. If you are fixing this auto reel hose in a shared area or at the front of the house DO fix the hose part to the bracket with a padlock as it is so easily removable.
The Auto Reel Hose is 20m long (about 65') this is fine for our garden which is only a little longer. However the hose is a nice normal diameter and has such a strong flow you can make a good arc of water to reach further beds. You can purchase 40m Auto Reels for very large gardens and and a mini 10m for smaller ones.
The wall bracket rotates 180 degrees to allow you to walk the hose in different directions from the wall.
When using the auto reel an internal spring and ratchet system does all the work for you so there is no heavy pulling or winding to be done. When you have it extended to the length required you have to listen for 2 or 3 clicks and then give it a little tug - the hose will then lock and not recoil back onto its base until you need it to. Give a little tug on the hose again and it will automatically rewind itself neatly onto its drum with no twisting or snagging. I would recommend holding onto the hose as it rewinds as it can go at quite a pace. (A friend of mine complained that it was difficult to use as it kept rewinding but she hadn't read her instruction book about listening for the little clicks. I should imagine this may prove a difficulty for a hard of hearing person but they may be able to feel the ratchet clicks??) A spray nozzle which you can twist to turn the water off is also part of the package.
One little note: my neighbours Auto Reel was shown on Amazon as green but a yellow one was delivered. If you are particular about the colour you might want to query this with the seller before ordering.
This is a beautifully designed product which I could not be without.
Hozelock 20m Auto Hose Reel + 20m Hose + Connectors
Last week we went to Rockfield and bought a watering hose for the garden this cost us £69 which was on offer as they usually retail at around £ 89.
You may think this is a lot to pay for a hose pipe, but I have a huge garden and getting water to the bottom of it is a pain, carrying watering cans about is too much hassle, as you have to keep coming back to the tap to refill and this very time consuming.
What you get for your money is a Hose rell which can be attached to the oputside wall, mine is now secured just at the side of the house and connected to the oputside tap. It can now stay here without me having the hastle of taking it in and out of the garden shed, which is convenient for my watering of the garden.
Its easy to fit onto the wall as you get the attachments with the kit , the reel is automatic and you don't have to re-wing the hose after using it, which is great for me as I hate that everytime i get hold of a watering hose it's guaranteed to twist and get tangled as I rewind it onto the reel, but with this one it does it by itself.
The reel once placed onto the wall also swivels around so that you can pull the hose to any place you need to get when watering, i like this as my garden isn't a straight forward squared area it narrows at the bottom and I also have to get around the garden shed to water my raspberries, blackcurrants, rhubarb and gooseberries.
The reel and pipe is a garden green colour so it blends in well, it is plastic and the rell is PVC so this can be left outside and won't rust, crumble or get damaged in the winter weather, once it's attached to the wall you can more or less leave it there. There are the connectors which go with it, one connects to the tap outside and you also get a nozzle which can be twisted at the end, so that you can have a fine jet of water or a powerful blast of water out of the end I also use this hose for washing the car as it is easy to use.
For the price you pay its well worth the money, an easy to use hose pipe for the garden with 20m of hose that can reach the bottom of the garden, unless you have acres of land.
its easy to clean as its plastic and practically maintenence free, as it is auto rewind there is not a lot of risk of you tripping over the hose, unless you forget to rewind it. So, value for mony wise its good. A one time payment for ease of use and convenient watering has to be a winner.
You get 1 x wall mounted Auto reel with 20m of premium hose, 2 x hose end connectors, 1 x adjustable nozzle and 1 x threaded tap connector. So, if your looking for a good garden hose then this is one to consider, I have bought cheaper versions of this hose but the connectors aren't as good and come off the tap or break easily. I am now very happy with my watering device, so am having gardening fun.