Common Questions

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 the 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.

Can I dig an 8-inch hole instead of a 12-inch one for the wood post?

We have taken the recommendations of the concrete manufacturers on the recommended hole size.  There must be enough concrete from the corner of the post to the edge of the hole.  A 4 x 4 post in an 8-inch hole would only give 1-1/2 inches of concrete.  Freeze-thaw cycles and loads on the post could easily crack that thin of material.  Visit the QUICKRETE website for more details and an informative video on Setting Posts in Concrete.

PDF Assembly Manuals

Assembly Videos

NOTE:  The following videos are for the Wall-Mount Hose Reel, which IS also the Wood-Post Hose Reel.  You'll want to assembly the hose reel into the PARALLEL configuration and ignore the video instructions on how to mount it to a wall, as you'll use the Wood Post Kit printed instructions instead. 

1041 stud wall mount garden hose reel assembly video image=

    • Model 1041W
    • Standard Capacity
    • Assembly into the Parallel configuration



1041X stud wall mount garden hose reel assembly video image=

  • Model 1041WX
  • Extra-Capacity
  • Assembly into the Parallel configuration