I've gone through several of the cheap Suncast ones from the big box
stores. I had leak on one, called Suncast and they sent the replacement
part for free.
I seem to get about 10 years out of each before the 4' connector hose
springs a leak. At that point, they are sun faded and I think I got a
fair value for $25.
In my backyard I installed a wall mount NeverLeak by Ames Plastic 225-ft
Wall-Mount Hose Reel and am happy with it. Quality seems a little
better. The 225' capacity does great for a quality 100' hose. The hose
guide also makes it much easier to reel up.
On 4/14/2015 12:53 PM, Darrell Walker wrote:
> (Shop talk content: I use this hose to wash my cars)
> Does anyone have a recommendation for a garden hose reel/caddy that might last
> more than a couple of years? They all start to leak around the connection
> that lets the reel turn while still supplying water. Ibve been by the big
> box stores, and they appear to be more cheaply made every year. It seems like
> the reel ought to last as long as the hose, this hose is going on 20 years,
> but it is the third reel. They are always drained before it freezes, so that
> isnbt it.
> Darrell Walker
> 66 TR4A IRS-SC CTC67956L
> 81 TR8 SATPZ458XBA406206
> Vancouver, WA, USA
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