Hose reel sprays water

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  1. Apr 28, 2019 #1

    Dick Marti

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    My garden hose is stored on a take-up reel the end of which sprays water when I turn on the faucet. Can it ve fixed? How?
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    you would have to see if they had replacement parts ….probably just easier to get a new one...
     
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    Take it apart and see if it just needs an o-ring. You don’t have anything to lose at this point
     
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    I had a similar issue just 2 months ago. I dissected that swivel, removed the snap rings , and replaced the O rings, and put it back together. It slowed down the leak but discovered that the more you use the hose reel, the more egg shaped that fitting becomes. I ended up contacting the company and replaced the entire swivel for a cost of $24. Also, I found that Granger's sells a universal hose reel collector for about $18, but not knowing if it would fit correctly, I opted to get it from the manufacturer.
     
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    Looks cracked.
     
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    No, when the o ring gets distorted, it will blast water out of the side like a faucet. You can slow it down by pushing the reel to the right, seating the o rings tighter, but is a temporary fix.
     
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    Never was a fan of hose reels. They are expensive, restrict water flow, and they wear out. Hook mounted on the wall has always worked for me.
     
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    On the other hand, I'm a big fan of hoae reels! No unsightly house clutter or knotted hoses! I've used the Suncast brand for years with little maintenance issues. Typically, just replacing an "o" ring every few years. Hoses should last longer, too, being kept out of the sun a good many hours a day.
     
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    I too love my hose reel. I can unwind it and reach all the areas of my backyard, and within 10 seconds of winding, it is all tucked away.
     
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    Who makes the best hose real? I've gone thru too many that only lasts a few years before leaking like the OP's. I need one that will fit at least 150ft of hose.
     

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