Introduction: Tidying Up the Hose Reels
A really short, easy one today
Step 1: I Like to Be Able to Neatly Stow Garden Hoses
Unfortunately even commercially bought reels are sometimes not big enough as I have over an acre of garden and 4 hoses.
I bought these hose hooks, but after a year or so they were rusting and looking a bit tatty.
We can do better than that!!
Step 2: Having Access to Scrap Metal Bar Is Handy!
I work at an engineering school, and thus lots of "projects" are carried out then scrapped.
This gives me a constant source of raw material
I found a few pieces of steel bar and bent them to the required shape (I used a bending machine, but they can be bent using a vice, hammer, brute forse and ignorance (and I have plenty of the latter!!)), plus "bopped" a couple of holes in with the hydraulic press (you can drill but this is soooo much quicker (and louder!!))
Step 3: Painted Them With Some "smoothrite"
An outdoor paint and primer in one
Step 4: Attached to Wall
Bolted in position with some roofing screws rescued from a skip (holes in wall are wallplugged)
Step 5: And Hang the Hose
Total cost nothing, nada, not a sausage, bugger all!
Result as far as I am concerned!!