Extreme-Duty, No-Break Construction
Rugged, rustproof metal construction, along with high-grade stainless mounting hardware, delivers years of commercial-duty durability and reliable performance. Topped with a decorative post cap, the "rot-free" 4"x 4" post, will give you a solid installation that will last decades. 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!
Revolutionary, No-Leak Plumbing
Forget about leaks. The entire plumbing on all Eley garden hose reels consists of just two ultra-durable components; our brass & stainless steel 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 reel allows you to set it up for either left or right-hand rewinding . 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
Please note, hose capacities may vary depending on hose brand & style. All reels come equipped with a 5/8" inlet hose and a full-flow 3/4" goose-neck swivel. To convert the hose reel to a complete 3/4" flow reel, simply upgrade the inlet hose to a 3/4" inlet hose (not sold by ELEY).
|5/8" Capacity||150 feet||45 meters|
|5/8" Capacity (with Extra-Capacity Kit)||225 feet||65 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|
|Reel Shipping Weight||20 lbs.||9 kg|
|Aluminum Post Shipping Weight||9 lbs.||4 kg|
|Post Kit Shipping Weight||2 lbs.||1 kg|
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Does this reel pivot or rotate to different directions?
No. This model attaches to the post after being assembled into the parallel configuration. 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.
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.
I see 2 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 Adapter and thread it directly onto your current swivel. You can then remove the kink-free spring from your garden hose.
What are the actual wood post dimension that the brackets will mount to?
Lumber dimensions are a bit misleading. When the board is first rough cut from the log, it is to the true measurement, such as a 4" x 6" post. However, the drying process and planning of the board reduces it to its finished dimensions. As such, our reference to a 4"x 6" post, is actually a 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" post. The wood post kit that comes with this hose reel, is designed to fit on posts whose exact width is either 3-1/2" or 5-1/2".
Can the hose reel wall plate be attached to the wood post in a horizontal position?
No. The wall mount hose reel must be assembled into the parallel configuration and the wall plate rotated into a vertical position. The end of the wall plate in which the hose reel arm attaches to it, can be positioned on either the top or bottom of the vertical positioning.
What is the best height to mount the reel to the post?
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 a pressure treated wood post?
The pressure treatments ACQ – (Alkaline copper Quaternary) and CA – (Copper azole) are very corrosive and contact with aluminum should always be avoided. The paint on the wood post L-shaped brackets should provide an adequate barrier. However, if you want additional protection you can place a stainless-steel washer between each of the four wood post brackets and the pressure treated post.
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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.
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.
Can this hose reel be removed from the post 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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