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Model Overview Video
Watch this short 85 second video, which will give you a brief overview of our wall-mount hose reels. Discover the unique features, versatility and applications for which these work-horse models are best suited.
Extreme-Duty, No-Break Construction
Rugged, rustproof metal construction, along with high-grade stainless steel hardware, delivers years of commercial-duty durability and reliable performance. An easy-mount wall plate, comes with all necessary stainless-steel mounting hardware. Coated with a high-grade, Spartan-bronze powder coat finish, Eley garden hose reels are backed by our industry-leading 10-Year No-Break and No-Rust warranty!
Drinking-Safe, No-Leak Plumbing
Forget about leaks. The entire plumbing on all Eley garden hose reels consists of just two ultra-durable and drinking-water-safe components; our brass & copper swivel (or rotary union) and our 6-1/2 foot polyurethane inlet hose, (also referred to as a jumper hose). Eley garden hose reels are backed by our industry-leading 10-Year No-Leak guarantee!
Practical, Easy-To-Use Functionality
The product development team at Eley Corporation aren't just designers…they're pioneers. Their cutting-edge features were specifically designed in to make your watering tasks easier and frustration-free. For example, the ability to configure and mount this hose reel for either parallel or perpendicular use, and for either left or right-hand rewinding, provides you with unmatched versatility. In addition, our revolutionary cam-lever brake, along with a comfort-grip crank handle, an innovative hose strap, and smooth-spin axle bushings, all combine to take the 'work' out of your watering and cleaning activities. And for those that need it, an Extra-Capacity Kit will increase the hose capacity of your hose reel.
Specs & Dimensions
|5/8" Capacity*||125 feet||38 meters|
|5/8" Capacity (with Extra-Capacity Kit)*||200 feet||61 meters|
|3/4" Capacity*||100 feet||30 meters|
|3/4" Capacity (with Extra-Capacity Kit)*||170 feet||52 meters|
|Maximum Pressure||150 PSI||10 bar|
|Shipping Weight||20 lbs.||9 kg|
|Extra-Capacity Kit Weight||2 lbs.||1 kg|
* Please note, hose capacities may vary depending on hose brand & style.
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What's the difference between parallel and perpendicular?
The simple difference is in what direction the hose gets pulled away from the wall. The parallel configuration pulls the hose out alongside the wall, while the perpendicular configuration pulls the hose straight away from the wall. The arm of the reel can be attached to the wall plate in two different positions. You simply decide which configuration you want during the assembly process and attach the arm accordingly.
Does this reel pivot or rotate to different directions?
No. This model can be configured and mounted in a fixed parallel or perpendicular direction. The reel can also be reconfigured into either direction at any time by changing the orientation of the arm's attachment to the wall plate. However, the mounted direction is fixed and does not offer a rotating or pivoting action.
Can I get a different length of inlet hose? What about 3/4" inlet hose?
All Eley garden hose reels are prepackaged with a 6-1/2 ft. x 5/8" ID polyurethane inlet hose, (also called a feeder, jumper or supply hose). We are not able to substitute it for a different size or length of hose. If you'd prefer an inlet hose that is shorter, longer or larger (i.e. 3/4" ID), then you'll need to acquire it separately. Here are a few options available to you:
- We offer two longer assemblies of 5/8" polyurethane hose on this website, a 12 ft. x 5/8" ID hose, and a 25 ft. x 5/8" ID hose
- You can make your own inlet hose from an old hose you already have in your possession.
- You can purchase a different length and/or size of hose (including 3/4" ID) from a different source or retailer. Eley does not offer 3/4" ID hose at this time.
The end of the inlet hose that attaches to the hose reel will simply need to be equipped with a standard, male 3/4" GHT fitting, (Garden Hose Thread). Standard 3/4" NPT (National Pipe Thread), will not work.
I see two types of brass swivels in product photos. Which will come with my hose reel?
All hose reels now come equipped with our newest goose-neck brass & stainless-steel swivel design. This new design eliminates the need for the internal kink-free spring that was used on earlier models to prevent kinks while forming the loop in the garden hose...which is now created by the goose-neck design. Any water restriction that may have been created by the internal spring is also eliminated, allowing for better water flow.
If you currently own the previous design and would like to upgrade your hose reel to the new design, simply purchase our Goose-Neck Swivel. You can then remove the kink-free spring from your garden hose.
Is this product rated as "Drinking Water Safe?
Yes. The entire plumbing of the hose reel consists of just two components, 1) the inlet hose, and 2) the brass-aluminum-stainless steel swivel. The inlet hose is made of 100% virgin polyurethane approved for food contact and does not contain lead, phthalates or BPA (bisphenol A). The fittings are made from lead-free brass, as is the brass in the swivel.
Can this model be mounted to stucco?
Yes, The Eley 1041 wall mount garden hose reel can be mounted to stucco. However, it is extremely important that the reel is anchored into a solid surface behind the stucco finish. The reel must be anchored into the wall studs and may require longer lag screws than provided. If there is masonry behind the stucco finish you will use the sleeve anchors or a masonry anchor. If you are not confident in your ability to locate the studs we recommend you consider the post mount, cart, or free standing hose reel. If you attempt to mount the hose reel to a stucco finish without locating the studs the reel will more than likely fall off causing damage to the reel and your stucco finish.
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Can the reel be converted to 3/4 flow?
Yes. The entire internal plumbing of all Eley garden hose reels consists of two components, 1) the inlet hose and 2) the brass swivel. The standard inlet hose that is supplied with each reel is 5/8" ID. However, our patented brass swivel is a full-flow 3/4" swivel. So to convert the reel to 3/4" flow, simply replace the 5/8" inlet hose with a 3/4" inlet hose of your choosing. At this time, Eley does not offer 3/4" inlet hoses.
When is the Extra-Capacity Kit needed?
Although the maximum hose capacity of the 'standard-capacity' hose reel is 150 feet of 5/8" ID hose, it must be reeled back in very carefully and neatly to get the entire 150 feet of length onto the reel. If you need 150 feet or more of hose, we highly recommend that you upgrade the hose reel with the Extra-Capacity Kit. (See image below). Likewise, the maximum length of 5/8" ID hose that can be stored on an Extra-Capacity hose reel is 225 feet. Again, that maximum length will need to wrapped onto the reel very slowly and neatly if you want it all to fit. Comfortable lengths on the large-capacity reel would be our 200 or 225 feet of hose.
Are the reels available in different colors?
Eley garden hose reels are only available in our "Spartan bronze" color. This attractive, neutral bronze color was selected for its unique ability to blend in and look great with almost any color of siding, brick, stucco, wood and other surfaces.
Do you make larger capacities reels?
The largest capacity hose reel available from Eley is any of our standard models modified with our Extra-Capacity Kit. Equipped with this optional kit, our reels can hold up to 225 feet of 5/8" hose or 170 feet of 3/4" hose.
For brick, should I mount into the brick face or the mortar?
When mounting to brick it is acceptable to mount the reel into the mortar joints, or directly into the brick or block itself. Watch our video for mounting to a brick wall.
Can the wall plate on the 1041 hose reel be mounted vertically instead of horizontally?
Yes, The 1041 wall mount hose reel can be mounted with the wall plate vertically as long as the reel is set up in the parallel configuration only. The mounting holes will be 7-5/16” apart left-to-right, and 16” on center, top-to-bottom. The wall plate of a perpendicular configured reel must remain horizontal.
What is the best height to mount the reel to the wall?
Because we are only discussing one variable at this time (height), consider the following ergonomic principles: 1)all work activities should permit the worker to adopt several different, but equally healthy and safe postures 2) where muscular force has to be exerted it should be done by the largest appropriate muscle groups available. 3)work activities should be performed with the joints at about mid-point of their range of movement. This applies particularly to the head, trunk, and upper limbs. If possible, position the center of the reel six inches below your belt.
Is it okay to mount this aluminum-alloy reel to pressure treated lumber?
The pressure treatments ACQ – (Alkaline copper Quaternary) and CA – (Copper azole) are very corrosive and contact with aluminum should always be avoided. We advise placing the included mounting hole standoffs between the reel and pressure treated lumber. If space does not allow the standoffs then stainless steel washers should be used.
Is any assembly required?
Yes. However, the assembly process is not difficult. The assembly instruction manuals can be view on our Owner's Manual page.
Can I use thread locking compound on the stainless steel screws during assembly?
ELEY does not advise using a thread locking compound, whether it be low, medium or high strength. The reason is; if removal is required at a later time, there are a number of places where you are not able to access both the nut and the screw to hold them properly if a thread locker has been used.
Do the reels come with a level-wind option?
At this time, the Eley does not offer a level-wind feature on our garden hose reels. Also know as hose guides, a level-wind is designed to guide the hose back and forth onto the reel while rewinding.
What maintenance is required?
Eley garden hose reels are completely maintenance free. However, if you live in a winter climate, be sure to winterize the reel to protect it from freeze damage. View our winterizing Video.
What size are the enclosed anchor bolts and wood screws?
The mounting hardware supplied with the hose reel includes stainless steel lag bolts for stud wall mounting which are 1/4" x 2", and stainless steel sleeve anchors for masonry applications which are 5/16" x 1-3/4".
Can I mount it to a trailer?
No, the Eley 1041 garden hose reels are not intended for over-the-road applications. The warranty of the product does not apply when products are used in excess of their rated capacities and design functions or under abnormal conditions.
Can the 1041 wall mount reel be removed from the wall for the winter without removing the wall plate?
Yes, The wall mounted hose reel can be removed from the axle/wall plate without removing the mounting bracket. Please see the steps below.
- Disconnect your hose from the brass swivel. (You will leave your hose wrapped up on the reel for storage.)
- Unthread the brass swivel from the axle of the reel by loosening the silver retaining nut from the axle by turning it counter-clockwise.
- Pull the swivel and about 6” of hose out the front side of the reel
- Unthread the brass swivel from the inlet hose.
- Slide the cam-lever brake off the axle.
- Slide the hose reel off of the axle and take to your designated space for winter storage along with the swivel, brake, and inlet hose assembly.
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