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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2007
8:16 PM

Post #3720044

I'm thinking of purchasing one. Have any information on it. What do you think?
Thanks
Rocco
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 8, 2007
6:40 PM

Post #4172020

I have decided to give you at least one response by asking,what is a no crank hose reel. Who manufactures them? Perhaps you will get a few more responses by offering additional information. The photo shows a no crank hose reel that I have but I don't think you would want one of these.

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Dann_L
San Tan Valley, AZ
(Zone 9b)

November 18, 2007
9:46 PM

Post #4207510

I own 2 of them and I think they are great. When you're done watering all you do is flip a lever on the side of the hose reel housing and the water pressure activates the reel and rolls the hose up. I got them for $50 ea at Home Depot about 2 years ago.

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 19, 2007
9:28 PM

Post #4211022

My BIL has one and loves it.

Paul
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 25, 2007
8:00 PM

Post #4228390

Please look at Dan_L response. It is a hose that - When you're done watering all you do is flip a lever on the side of the hose reel housing and the water pressure activates the reel and rolls the hose up.
earthtiller
Wichita Falls, TX
(Zone 7a)

December 5, 2007
5:13 PM

Post #4264268

This is my first ever post to DG! You guys have pulled me out of lurkdome. I absolutely love my automatic hose reel. Just last month, ours doubled as a rattlesnake trap!

Necia

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Dann_L
San Tan Valley, AZ
(Zone 9b)

December 6, 2007
3:51 AM

Post #4266534

WOW! That looks like a huge one!
earthtiller
Wichita Falls, TX
(Zone 7a)

December 6, 2007
2:11 PM

Post #4267498

Yes, it was! It was about 3 1/2 feet long and had 8 rattles on it's tail. I couldn't figure out why the hose had stopped rolling up. Come to find out, the snake had gotten caught in the hose. I guess the snake thought that it had found a nice cozy place to rest! It did scare the you-know-what out of me! I called DH at work and he told me to stay in the house until he got home. I had to go out once, though, to turn off the water. The whole hose reel unit started shaking violently with built-up water pressure. Sticking my hand down there to turn off the water had to be the most brave thing that I have ever done! I think that the scariest part is that I had been reaching down to turn the water off and on all morning without even noticing the rattle snake! Here is a picture of it's head (DH was pushing on the neck with a shovel!)

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earthtiller
Wichita Falls, TX
(Zone 7a)

December 6, 2007
2:18 PM

Post #4267523

One last picture!

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cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

December 7, 2007
4:10 AM

Post #4270149

I would have had wet pants, I have chills just looking at the pictures!
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 17, 2008
5:33 AM

Post #4413739

Not exactly an ad for a hose reeler. LOL. I'm thinking of getting one of these because I'm tried of doing it by hand.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 21, 2008
4:01 AM

Post #4431450

Omigosh! I will watch very closely in the future. How very scary!! I'm so glad you didn't get bit!!
pinkpoodlegirl
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 27, 2008
5:27 AM

Post #4459350

I am certainly not a fan of snakes and seeing your pics it looks huge!! It would make people think twice about getting a hose reeler.

I had to LOL when I saw the post about not exactly and ad for the hose reeler!

Hope the rest of the rattlers family are not out looking for him.
RatherBDigging
Akron, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2008
12:02 AM

Post #4557263

I also have two of those water-pressure activated hose reels...love them very much. The only thing is that I think at times, it is hard to pull out the hose. But I would never trade them in!

It has a piece of hose that the water runs out while the hose is reeling itself up...I always make sure that it is aimed for the flower bed to use every drop!
RatherB
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2008
6:02 PM

Post #4560321

Thanks for the imput.
dbsmith2
Amsterdam, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2008
4:45 PM

Post #4581894

The automatic hose reeler is incredible. I highly recommend getting one. I'm adding 3 more to our yard next year.

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