Clay B
Clay B
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  • Chesapeake, VA

Hose Reel solution for yard and garden,outdoor faucet extension/remote


Got tired of the cheap plastic hose reels that don't last. Plus my dumb house builder, put the water spigots behind the AC units(real smart). So I built this to make the water much more accessible. I mounted an aluminum hose reel, up high, so no bending down, just a simple crank type. Plus used HD washing machine hoses (stainless steel 5/8" braided, not the typical 3/8"), with ball type spigots with quick
hose reel solution for yard and garden outdoor faucet extension remote, curb appeal, diy
hose reel solution for yard and garden outdoor faucet extension remote, curb appeal, diy
hose reel solution for yard and garden outdoor faucet extension remote, curb appeal, diy

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  • Penny Morris
    on May 17, 2018

    Do you have a four spigot splitter at the house?

    • Clay B
      on May 17, 2018

      I have 2 spigots on back of house. City water spigot , and well water spigot. I put Y-fitting on each spigot. So I could have 2 city waters on my reel post, and 2 well water. That was my preference. I did this as I have a pool, and sometimes have to add water using city water, but want to water my plants with well water. Plus, I have a timer I use sometimes, so I can leave that connected to city or well water, and still always have 2 free spigots. Plus, I like one fresh water spigot available to fill dog water dish, or wash my hands etc. I have same hose reel in front of house, but only 2 spigots on that post.

  • Leo Urban
    on May 29, 2018

    What type of spigot did you use? Did you drill out the 4x4 ?

  • Wil33831763
    on Jul 20, 2018

    I don’t think I missed it but do you have a back view

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  • Jerri M
    on Jul 15, 2015

    very cool!! great idea! thanks for sharing!

  • Justin Prim
    on Jul 3, 2017

    how long are the center 4x4s thinking of doing something like this myself and eventually want to get a hose real kinda like that so need to know how far apart I should make the horizontal parts
    • Clay B
      on Aug 31, 2017

      Figure height.. 2ft go into ground. The the height above is what you want. But 8ft 4x4, with 2ft in ground, they will be 6 ft tall. As for width, buy the reel you want, then make width to fit the reel, centering the mounting holes on the vertical portions. Should only need to buy 3 pcs of 4x4x8ft to make this. 1 would be cut up for horizontal pcs. The 2 pcs you see on the bottom can be temporary, just needed to keep straight while cement is wet, you can remove once cement dries in ground, I just left mine on.

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