Retractable Hose Reel
The Evadale Retractable Hose Reel is designed to make watering safe and easy with minimal strain to the user. Wall mountable with included fixings to suit timber, brick or concrete.
- 20 metre kink resistant hose with automatic retract mechanism
- self locking spool mechanism for even reel distribution
- lock hose at any length
- reel rotates 180 degrees for increased reach and access
- ergonomic trigger hand gun for easy flow control and reduced strain
Can I put my own hose in this hose reel?
No, the hose reel comes with a spring-loaded 20m length of hose, which is non replaceable.
How do I retract the hose?
Make sure you release all pressure from the hose before retracting. Gently pull the hose out (no more than 5cm) to start the automatic retraction mechanism. You many need to try again if the auto retract doesn’t engage at first. Do NOT let go of the hose. Hold the hose and gently feed into the reel during retraction. If the hose is twisted or kinked, extend the hose to the maximum extension range before retracting.
Will the hose kink?
The short answer is yes. However, this hose has been specifically designed for use in an auto rewind hose reel unit and must be soft and pliable so that it retracts easily back into the unit. Because you only pull out what you need, you don’t have to worry about messy coils of hose getting tangled on the ground, so the usual problem of kinking is not an issue.
My tap is 3 metres away from where I need to put the hose reel. What can I do?
You can add an additional length of hose to the leader hose to make it the right length for your situation.
If my hose is damaged or has holes, can I replace it?
No. If the hose is damaged, the unit is irreparable.
Can I use different hose fittings or other water devices?
Yes, the hose is a standard 12mm (1/2”) PVC hose. This means that the majority of connectors on the market will fit the hose.
Can I leave the hose reel outside in the elements?
Yes you can, however after a long period of time, the casing will fade due to the harsh Australian sun, which will not affect the performance of the reel. However ongoing, extreme heat may damage the hose retraction mechanism so it is recommended to try and mount your reel in a sheltered spot or out of direct midday sun.
What pressure is the hose rated to?
800 kPa woking pressure and 2400 kPa before bursting.
Can I have my hose reel attached to my rainwater tank?
Yes of course. But make certain that you tell the company installing your pump that you want to use 20 metres of garden hose. You will need a larger pump to push water through this distance. Mains pressure (over 690 kPa) will easily push through this distance but beware of low horsepower pumps typically associated with rainwater.
I am having difficulty retracting my hose reel; what should I do?
Check the hose reel is not twisted or kinked – pull the hose out to its maximum length and gently retract watching for kinks. Very low temperatures may cause the hose to be less flexible, making it difficult to retract. We recommend not leaving the hose out when it is very cold, or you may need to wait until the hose has warmed up.
How do I install the hose reel?
Detailed instruction manuals are included with the product. Alternatively contact the Evadale Healthcare Customer Service Team and we’ll send you a copy or walk you through it.
Why is an orange sticker on the hose?
The orange warning strip is there to let you know when you have reached the safe working limit of the hose reel. When you see the sticker, do not pull the hose out any further.
My hose reel is leaking; what should I do?
Make sure connectors are tightly and correctly attached. Make sure no rubber washers are missing in any of the connectors.
I have pulled the hose reel apart and now I can’t put it back together?
Unfortunately you have voided your warranty and we recommend that it is time to purchase a new hose reel.