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Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5253890

I've just purchased a No-Crank Hose Reel at Sears & it WORKS. In fact I purchased two. I also purchased two 100 ft. hoses with a life time warranty-not sure yet if they don't kink. The hose reels were very easy to put together. I thought I would let people know that they work, especially if you are considering purchasing one.
Disputanta, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2008
4:02 PM

Post #5327374

Thanks, I've been wanting to try one too, hoping they'd work. 100' of hose is a lot of work especially when you've been working in the yard all day.
Canyon Lake, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 26, 2008
5:10 PM

Post #5929519

This message was edited Mar 21, 2010 9:02 AM
Holland, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 26, 2008
5:43 PM

Post #5929616

This it?


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #5929808

If it is a no-battery/no electicity type, then I'm curious to see if it is a different design than the one I bought a few years ago, which could barely rewind 100 feet of heavy-duty rubber hose when it was new:

I put the heavy hoses hose back on a rolling manual cart, and just used the rewinding one to reel in 50 feet of lighter-weight hose to connect from the spigot to the cart (we have a large backyard, and there's a shade garden and pond between the spigot and the yard.

As of last summer, it pretty much conked out and wouldn't rewind that 50' of light-weight hose, so I'm not impressed with mine...I hope this one works better!
Columbia, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 7, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6516422
They have many different ones at as good a price as I have seen
San Tan Valley, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 14, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6546205

I have two similar to the one shown in the sears site above. But mine has spikes to drive into the ground thru holes around the bottom edge. I have a 5/8" 75' hose on both of them and they still work perfectly after 3 years.


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2009
2:20 PM

Post #6635679

We got the water=powered one at Lowe's last year. It reeled, but slowly;however we are on well and maybe water pressur affected that. But--the hose would kink inside where it connected to the reel and then you'd hav e low flow unless you unwound the whole thing and relaxed the kink. And you'd have overflow water while it was winding. We are going back to hand winding.
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2009
2:25 PM

Post #6635702

All the ones that wind using water pressure will have the overflow water--that's how they work. I run the discharge hose on mine over to my little pond so the water doesn't get wasted but you could collect it in a bucket or something if you don't have a pond. Nothing you can do about the water pressure though, if you have low pressure it's never going to rewind as well. I've been pretty happy with mine--I don't know what brand it is but it came from either Lowes or Home Depot and was one of the cheaper ones that they had.
Lake in the Hills, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #6731436

Previously I was using the old fashioned hanger. Simple is good but it's dirty work reeling in the hose. I had already given up on the manual rewinders - always spent more time tugging my hose out or coaxing it back in.

Because of the overall good reports of the auto-rewinders (water powered, not battery) in various DG forums, I ran out and purchased one from Lowe's. I've only had it for a week but it's been working well here. I let the overflow run into a tub. Tub water is recycled to fill watering cans and on a nearby patch of plants.

Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #6818400

Both hose reels are still working. Once in awhile it gets stuck and you have to fool with it. I purchased the most heavy duty hoses that the reel could handle-Hoses waranteed for life (the hoses could be the problem). I still like & enjoy that I don't manually have to reel my hoses in. I would still recommend it.
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #6818627

That's great to know. There's little worse than wrestling with a heavy, long hose in the heat and humidity of an Ohio summer! Maybe we'll try one of these reels sometime if we can get one on a good sale.
(karen) Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 20, 2010
10:15 PM

Post #7644546

I've had one of these my hubby got me for Mother's Day and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Nothing worse than cranking a darn hose reel. Mine also has the stakes which help keep it from turning over. I'm hoping for a second one:)
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2010
6:28 AM

Post #7644924

kjuddy, I love mine too.
Lake in the Hills, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7648798

Mine lasted through the summer and two young nephews (3 and 4). Had to keep two watering cans on hand so they could fill 'em up and sprinkle nearby plants with the discharge water.

I literally sat down and cried over the old regular crank hose reel. Embarrassing but true. It ate my hose and wouldn't let go. Had to slide it out inch by inch to reclaim that hose. The reel went in the garbage as soon as I was finished :(

I'm looking forward to hooking it up this year. No garage so hopefully it wintered okay under it's cover. It's been so much nicer to work with!


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