Tough Chores At Home
While it can be nice for kids living at home to have their parents leave for the weekend or week on vacation, meaning a house to yourself, this would often annoy me. What it meant in my case was I had to take over watering the plants and the yard. And this meant tackling the evil hose reel. In our case, it was an old plastic reel that would always manage to stop working at some point for not reason. It would simple stop spinning or tip over or have some other issue suddenly occur. It was always a hassle, and I was always happy when my parents returned and it meant this duty was over.
To use a hose reel, even the difficult old ones, it mostly takes patience and making sure you are using it correctly. The first step is to make sure the hose is off and remove nozzles or other fixtures. From there you will want to completely straighten it out, making sure that it is not tangled in any spots as that can create issues. From here you can begin to crank, but while you are doing so you will want to hold the hose as it comes in, guiding it to fit on the reel the way you would like it too. Basically you will want to guide the windings so that they lay flat and go from side to side. You will continue this until the process is over, and hopefully will not meet any snags along the way!
One of the great things about technology today is this no longer has to be the case. Hose reel manufacturers today offer many other options, and finding one that works perfectly for you and your application is becoming simple. Our hose reel was an incredibly old, cheap, plastic model. However, today manufacturers offer many options. These can include manual or automatic, stationary or portable, wall mounted or freestanding as well as a variety of material choices and other modifications. Some manufacturers are able to go even further offering decorative options or custom options.