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Posted: 7/27/2005 9:03:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 11:34:43 AM EDT by m-dc]
Recently I found myself needing a hose reel, went out and bought a plastic POS that broke in 3 weeks, I was leary from the get go that a plastic hose reel could handle 150 ft of industrial grade hose but it was the only one on the market at a local level that I could find. So this is what I purchased. At $100 dollars delivered it probably is not for everyone but I can probably pass it along if I die.It is made in American by Americans with American parts Now I have to shell out for some of the Good Year hose.



Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:05:15 AM EDT
I just leave mine on the ground
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:05:59 AM EDT
holy batshit, robin!!! i don't think you'll find anything like that at lowe's of home depot either!
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:07:50 AM EDT
I have a Rapid Reel for my Air hose

Nothing like Made in the USA
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:12:18 AM EDT
Now you need a firehose for that monster
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:17:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:
Recently I found myself needing a hose reel, went out and bought a plastic POS that broke in 3 weeks, I was leary from the get go that a plastic hose reel could handle 150 ft of industrial grade hose but it was the only one on the market at a local level that I could find. So this is what I purchased. At $100 dollars delivered it probably is not for everyone but I can probably pass it along if I die.It is made in American by Americans with American parts Now I have to shell out for some of the Good Year hose.
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Amen.

Ben
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:20:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hardcorps1775:
holy batshit, robin!!! i don't think you'll find anything like that at lowe's of home depot either!


Nope, I checked there as well, seems as though they all carry the same junk. Hong Kong junkyard was the same, I mean Harbor Freight Tools.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:21:27 AM EDT
I have one of those Sportys heavy duty obscenely expensive mail boxes that I'll be passing on. Last time they did box ball mine was the only one standing
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:22:30 AM EDT
I just buy my garden hoses from Walmart. They carry a lifetime warranty.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:22:37 AM EDT
If I paid that much, I would go ahead and get a cover for it.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:24:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 9:31:27 AM EDT by m-dc]

Originally Posted By metroplex:
I just buy my garden hoses from Walmart. They carry a lifetime warranty.


To be honest a lifetime warrenty does not mean jack to me if I have to return it evey couple of weeks. Do it right the first time, no rergrets.
ETA: Who made it? What are the dimensions? What is it constructed from? The reason I ask is asking is in MN. hoses tend to take a beating from the weather, biggest problem is "kinks" once they are there you are screwed, the only fix that I know is to cut and splice.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:28:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:

Originally Posted By metroplex:
I just buy my garden hoses from Walmart. They carry a lifetime warranty.


To be honest a lifetime warrenty does not mean jack to me if I have to return it evey couple of weeks. Do it right the first time, no rergrets.



Aint that the truth...
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 9:33:33 AM EDT
That hose reel is beautiful.........
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 11:06:07 AM EDT
This is the next logical step in a consumer based society when production, quantity and quality are determined by the big box stores and not the consumer. Get ready; it's only going to get worse. But, but, but....there will be an opportunity for a higher priced quality mechandiser once Americans get good and sick of Wal-Mart/Home Depot "quality". Opportunity will knock!
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 11:12:19 AM EDT
Good buy! I just bought a US made belt sander. Paid more, but now proud to own. The Craftsman line is now made in China!

I will not set foot in China-Mart. I invision signs above the isles: Subsidse the Chineese Navy on isle 1, the infantry on isle 2. Stratagic nuclear arms on isle 3 etc...
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:23:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
Now you need a firehose for that monster


I know there goes another $100
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:29:44 PM EDT
I have one simuler to that in the basement with enough hose to reach every room in the house, pump is wired direct as much as can be so if I have a fire it'll at least help. My reel is about 25 years old and still not that beefy. Ya get whatcha pay for usually.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:29:52 PM EDT
Untill your HOA makes to take the thing down becuase its not fiting in with the Neiborhood decor
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:34:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Untill your HOA makes to take the thing down becuase its not fiting in with the Neiborhood decor


I will nevewr live where there is a HOA.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 6:47:27 PM EDT
I have searched for nice hose reels. Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowes all carry the plastic shit with lifetime warranty.

Recently I discovered the same reel you have at Northern. They make several variations and they quick-detach from the wall on some models.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 9:01:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 3:38:04 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 4:11:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By m-dc:

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Untill your HOA makes to take the thing down becuase its not fiting in with the Neiborhood decor


I will nevewr live where there is a HOA.



+1,000,000

HOAs suck donkey dick.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 4:12:45 AM EDT
How did you find that reel? McMaster-Carr catalog? MSC? Grainger?
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 4:18:15 AM EDT
Man that is a serious hose reel. I like it.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 5:16:11 AM EDT
I think I am feeling hose envy - ok reel envy - got two that are cpc on my house.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 5:19:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 5:21:13 AM EDT by slash-5]
Whoops, wrong thread...
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 5:23:32 AM EDT
If my bushes and grass can't cut it without my help, TS. The squirrels don't require my aid either. That's why God invented bushes- hides hoses reel well.

That is a hell of a reel. I used to have a 30" wide rake bought years ago. When about a third of the tines broke I decided to get a new one and tossed the old rake FIRST. Wrong. I can't find a decent rake locally- ACE, TRU VALU, box stores, all carry essentially the same POS. My old one would have done a better job.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 5:32:26 AM EDT
Get the black rubber hose from Sears. Lifetime warranty. You will get at least 15 years out of it, I am still trying to destroy mine.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:16:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
How did you find that reel? McMaster-Carr catalog? MSC? Grainger?


Just did a search for "hose reel" found some joint called My Hose Reel . com. There were a number of places that had the same item, theres was just on sale at the time.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 7:27:52 AM EDT
I HATE buying chinese made crap from wally world. I'm done with that s***.
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 8:06:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2005 8:08:00 AM EDT by scrum]
People wonder why all my tools are old and plain looking. I have told them they are old because they never need to be replaced. They are plain looking because quality never needs to be dressed up with fancy colours and doo-dads.

Sadly it's getting tougher to find solid made US tools anywhere because people would rather spend 2x the cost in gas (@ $2.50 a gallon) running back and forth replacing crap from China than pay to get quality in the first place.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:11:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scrum:
People wonder why all my tools are old and plain looking. I have told them they are old because they never need to be replaced. They are plain looking because quality never needs to be dressed up with fancy colours and doo-dads.

Sadly it's getting tougher to find solid made US tools anywhere because people would rather spend 2x the cost in gas (@ $2.50 a gallon) running back and forth replacing crap from China than pay to get quality in the first place.


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