Hose-A-Matic Wall-Mount Hose Reel - Holds 66ft. x 5/8in. Hose, Model# 88002
Does not retract all the way
I purchased 2 of these reels to use at my home. They look nice, and the flowrate is good, but neither of them retract all of the way. I am usually stuck with 10ft of hose that I have to carefully feed or push into the reel at the end of use. I would not buy these again. I have used others in the past that worked and pulled the hose all the way in.
July 17, 2014
Hose-Amatic Hose Reel
I bought this hose reel for my in-laws who are approaching 80 years old. They have a great backyard with the in-ground pool and beautiful landscaping. They water the flowers 2 times per day when the weather is hot and they are always struggling to pull the old hose out into the backyard. They then would leave the old hose laying on the concrete around the pool and they have tripped on it a few times and that could be a huge health risk for them. I actually bought it for Father's Day but my Mother-in-law loves it as much big Al does, they fight over who is going to water. Now, they can pull the hose out do the watering and then let it reel back in with no problem. So far the hose reel has performed as advertised and they love it!
June 26, 2014
Hooked it up and the hose end blew off after using it one day. Not worth the price. Would not buy ever again
June 9, 2014
Well made and heavy duty! Nice! Yes I would defnantly recommend this product to a friend. I would also purchase it again if need be.
June 3, 2014
I was looking to replace my old hose reel cart and this retractable hose reel was the answer. I like having the reel off of the ground, and the retractable feature is very nice. It was fairly easy to install, I first attached a piece of plywood to my vinyl siding to give me a nice flat surface in which to mount the hose reel. Its pretty heavy, but with the four lag screws, its very solid on the house.
May 29, 2014
Not what I expected
Need to redo the hole retractor system! The belt hits the hose reel! The automatic hose rewinder needs to be in sink with where the hose lays so it rewinds evenly!
May 26, 2014
Simple & self contained
Better than traditional roll ups, easy mounting & hose included. Would have preferred with Tan hose other than green, the connections are standard so swapping should be easy.
May 12, 2014
From the outside and at first glance, the hose reel looks pretty good. It mounts easily and swivels fine. The problem lies in the interior and the mechanism that keeps the hose tracking on the reel. The internal "belt" which turns the tracking mechanism and is attached to the hose reel rubs on the reel as the hose is reeled in or out. I suspect it won't be long until the belt breaks and then there will be nothing to operate the tracking mechanism. I purchased 2 reels and they both have the same issue. I have not dismantled the unit to see if there is a way to move the hose reel away from the belt, but at first glance, I don't think it is possible. Additionally, the hose is of mediocre quality and kinks, etc. At the price I paid, I expected better.
May 8, 2014
Haven't used to much yet but seems like a good product. Has a small leak internally. Have not had chance to see the cause of it yet
May 8, 2014
Works well and installation was easy
I haven't had this unit very long but so far it meets my expectations. I like the idea of being able to completely remove the hose and case by pulling one pin. No leaks after installation. The entire unit rotates side to side to aid hose removal and return. If it endures, it's worth a look for the cost.
April 15, 2014