Model Overview Video
Watch this short 38 second video, which will give you a brief overview of our free-standing garden hose reels. Discover the unique features, versatility and applications for which these low-profile 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. 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, a stylish 4-footed base, provides no-tip stability, yet also allows for more secure anchoring options. 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. Left-handed? No problem. Our proprietary design allows for either left or right-hand rewinding. And for those that need it, an Extra-Capacity Kit will increase the hose storage 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||68 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||23 lbs.||11 kg|
|Extra-Capacity Kit Weight||2 lbs.||1 kg|
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Is the hose reel easily tipped over?
No, our free-standing hose reel will not easily tip over. It has a wide base with rubber feet to help keep it stable and weighs 23 lbs. For added stability the hose reel can be staked to the ground or anchored to a solid surface.
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.
When is the Extra-Capacity Kit necessary?
Although the standard capacity hose reel is capable of holding 150 feet of 5/8" ID poly hose, it must be reeled back in very carefully and neatly in order to get the entire 150 feet of length onto the reel. We consider the 100 foot length of 5/8" poly hose the best fit for the standard capacity hose reel, allowing for plenty of room for the hose even if not reeled in neatly. The 150 foot length is the best fit for reels equipped with the Extra-Capacity Kit. The photos below demonstrate the difference of the 150 ft. x 5/8" hose on a standard capacity reel and one with equipped with our Extra-Capacity Kit.
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.
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Is this product rated as Drinking Water Safe?
Not quite yet. The brass used in the inlet hose fittings and the swivel prevent this model from being sold as a "Drinking Water Safe" product. However, we are planning on upgrading these components to lead-free brass in the very near future.
Are longer lengths of inlet hoses available?
Yes. All hose reels come standard with a 6-1/2 ft. x 5/8" polyurethane garden hose. If you need a longer length or size of hose, we do offer a 12 foot length available in both 5/8" and 3/4" sizes. These hoses can be purchased to add-on to, or replace the standard inlet hose. Our inlet hose selection can be viewed on our Inlet Hose page.
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.
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, (sold separately). Eley offers two 3/4" inlet hoses in lengths of 6-1/2 and 12 ft. on our Inlet Hose 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.
Can the 1042 Free Standing hose reel be anchored to a solid surface?
Yes, The rubber feet on the base of the 1042 Free Standing Garden Hose Reel have ¼” open rivet holes that can be utilized for anchoring the reel to a solid surface. You will want to select the proper hardware for your mounting application from your local hardware store.
Does the 1042 tip-over or slide on mulch, rock, gravel?
The 1042 Free Standing Garden Hose Reel may slide or move if sitting on a loose impediment as the rubber feet need to contact a solid surface in order to hold it in place. If you wish to anchor the reel to the ground you can use up to a ¼” landscape spike through the open rivet holes in the feet. Or, you might consider putting the reel a solid surface like a paver at least 20” wide.
Can I mount it to a trailer?
No, the Eley 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.