You should not deny yourself these pleasures. If you have some handyperson skills then you too can achieve the zanadu of hose reel setups that I have in my backyard. Long before Instructables I had this dream too. I bought two of the best plastic hose reels I could find and modified them to do everything above and they worked fine for about 10 or so years until the plastic does what all plastic does when exposed to the sun...It degraded and failed. I need to buy some new hose reels. After some searching I bought two of the Ames True Temper 2391200A Decorative Bronze Wall Mount Hose Reels off of Amazon for $90.44 each delivered free. I wanted the Liberty 200' Stainless Garden Hose Reel Hanger 703-S2 I saw on Ebay for $229 shipped free but I could not swallow the price. The Liberty would have been a lot easier to mount than the Ames due to the fact it had a mounting plate on the back. It would have looked cool too. But I digress.
You may not have all the tools I had to put this together but you can improvise and do things different to get there. Don't be afraid.
After the first time you grab the hose and head out in any direction you want to walk in your yard and the hose reel easily swivels to follow you letting the hose pay out like kite string you will then know why you passed this way. To reel the hose back in with the same swiveling capability will launch you into total hosial zen indeed.
Step 1: Materials You Will Need
1) 2 Wall Mount Hose Reels (you could mount 1, 2, 3 or even 4 Hose Reels on 1 pole if you want)
2) 1 Metal pole ( I used an old galvanized chain link fence pipe 1 3/8" OD)
3) 1 Top pole swivel bushing mount + 2 lag screws. This bushing mount is a short piece of steel pipe with a flat piece of steel welded to one end of it and 2 holes drilled into the flat ends to screw it to the underside of the house eve (wood). The bushing (pipe) OD should easily fit (but not too loose) inside the ID of the Metal pole.
4) 1 Bottom pole swivel bushing mount + 2 cement bolts. This part is exactly the same as the Top pole swivel busing.
5) 4 U-Bolt Pipe Clamps sized for OD of Pipe (Again my case = 1 3/8") + 16 extra nuts
6) 16 Washers sized for pipe clamp
7) 1 - Piece of 2" X 2" X 0.062" Thick X 72" Long Aluminum Angle / Cut into 4 17" Long Pieces
8) 8 1/4-20 X 3/4" Long Bolts with nuts and two washers each. (I used Aluminum Rivit Nuts)
9) 2 Stop Collars 1 3/8" ID + clearance to go over pipe with Allen Screw for setting. These are the parts which set the final height of each hose reel and also the bearing surface that the hose reels (bottom hose clamps) swivel upon. You will need 1 stop collar for each hose reel you want to mount. I used some scrap stainless collars from some old mechanical seals.
10) Flat Black Spray Paint