After watering your plants or washing your car, putting your garden hose manually can be quite tasking and it often requires a lot of energy. When the hose is too long, it can be difficult to coil it on a hose hanger. To prevent this, the best thing to do is to get a hose reel. A garden hose reel helps you keep your hose safe and in great condition. This prevents a situation where you have to keep replacing your hose as garden hoses are very expensive.
This article can serve as your hose reel guide to help you learn how to put your garden hose on a hose reel. This will make your yard look tidy, neat, and help make your hose last longer.
How Hose Reels Work
Hose reels are designed to coil your garden hoses neatly onto a spindle. There are different types of hose reels. While some require you to manually coil the hose over the hose reel, others are retractable and can coil the hose on their own without much effort by the user.
Connecting A Hose to A Hose Reel
1· Prepare the hose reel
To prepare your hose reel, extend your old hose until you can see the connection fitting at the center of the reel. Next, remove the old hose from the reel using a plier or by twisting it. Then discard it. If you have a new hose reel, use the instructions of the particular model to fix any parts for use.
2· Prepare a new hose
After preparing the hose reel, you can unpack your new hose. Try stretching out the hoe so that it can be easily connected to your reel. Stretching the hose will also ensure that the line isn’t bending. You can then place the female end of the hose next to the hose reel
3· Connect the hose to the hose reel
Take the female end of the hose and connect it through an opening on the reel to the drum. You can then use a plier to tighten the fittings to prevent leakage. However, remember not to screw it too tight so you don’t break other components.
4· Wind the hose
When you have connected the hose to the hose reel, you can then begin to wind the hose to the hose reel. Carefully, coil the hose evenly across the drum of the reel. If possible, get someone to gently hold the hose as you carefully coil it onto the drum. If the hose reel is powered, allow the hose to retract and watch the motor coil the hose across the drum.
5· Connect the feeder hose
Connect the feeder hose to the water source or faucet spigot. Some reels have a drainage hose that helps them drain water safely.
If you are looking to improve the safety of your garden hose, and to save time and money, getting a hose reel is something you should consider. Once you start using a hose reel, you will love how easy it is to preserve your garden hose and you will save a lot of money.