No Crank Hose Reel - Information

Agawam, MA(Zone 6a)

I'm thinking of purchasing one. Have any information on it. What do you think?

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

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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San Tan Valley, AZ(Zone 9b)

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.

Allen Park, MI(Zone 6a)

My BIL has one and loves it.


Agawam, MA(Zone 6a)

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.

Wichita Falls, TX(Zone 7a)

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!


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San Tan Valley, AZ(Zone 9b)

WOW! That looks like a huge one!

Wichita Falls, TX(Zone 7a)

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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Wichita Falls, TX(Zone 7a)

One last picture!

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St. Louis County, MO(Zone 5a)

I would have had wet pants, I have chills just looking at the pictures!

Bluffton, SC(Zone 9a)

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.

The Woodlands, TX(Zone 9a)

Omigosh! I will watch very closely in the future. How very scary!! I'm so glad you didn't get bit!!

Rock Hill, SC(Zone 7b)

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.

Akron, PA(Zone 6b)

I also have two of those water-pressure activated hose 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!

Agawam, MA(Zone 6a)

Thanks for the imput.

Amsterdam, NY(Zone 5a)

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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