Of 5/8 hose. Perfect for mounting on the side of homes and out-buildings. The extra wide wall bracket mounting bar is sturdy and the pivoting swing arm allows the reel to swivel 180, so the hose can be used at any angle from the wall. Type: Specialty Tools and Gadgets Color: Green
but that doesn't mean it doesn't have problems. It has a *really* loud squeal when you unwind or rewind hose. Because the pivot has no lock, it wants to flop around when you're winding. And there's no hose guide, so if your hose isn't lined up with reel when you're rewinding, it's not gonna want to wind onto reel. But at least it's not plastic!
I love this hose reel. I read reviews by others that were somewhat negative before I made my purchase. Absolutely rediculous. One person couldn't mount it correctly...the mounting holes are perfectly spaced to attach to two wall studs (what did this person do wrong?) The unit is STRONG. Another person said the hose flops around when you wind it. Well, you should let the hose slide through the hand that isn't winding it up - end of problem. The one slight issue - which is fine with me - is that when you pull..
Overall, I was pleased with the quality and design of this hose reel. I would have preferred more flexibility in the mounting as the mounting pattern is narrow and fixed, requiring your wall studs to match the dimensions of the reel (mine didn't of course, so I had to improvise). I also think longer screws than provided are really needed for the top mounting locations since they stand off farther from the mounting surface.Other than that, the unit is stable and easy to use once installed and holds a consi..