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Reelcraft’s garden hose reels are designed to be mounted centrally and used for watering and washdown. They offer longer lengths of larger I.D. hose, are spring-driven, and come equipped with garden hose end fittings (designated by an NH). The model includes a hose with brass on/off ball valve, bumper, and inlet hose, providing a reel solution out of the box.
Adding wraps of hose will increase spring tension. This can be accomplished by pulling out approximately 10 feet of hose, hand feed hose back up through roller bracket assembly until loop is large enough to slip over sheave. Add two or three wraps until desired tension is achieved. Do not exceed spring capacity.’
This can be accomplished by removing wraps of hose from the reel sheave. Remove wraps of hose from the sheave, one wrap at a time, until desired tension is obtained.
For Series D9000 reels, you will have to remove the bumper and control handle then feed the end of the hose through the roller bracket assembly to add or remove wraps of hose from the reel drum.
While most Reelcraft spring retractable reels can be made “constant tension” at the factory or by simply removing the latching system there are some models that may not have this capability.
Please contact Reelcraft Customer Service to assure that the specific reel you have or require is capable of or available as a “constant tension” model.
Adjust spring tension by adding wraps of hose. Pull out approximately 10 feet of hose. Hand feed hose back up through roller bracket assembly until loop is large enough to slip over sheave. Add two or three wraps until desired tension is achieved. Do not exceed spring capacity.
Must special order heavier gauge spring steel for drive spring to overcome weight of hose / cord extending from reel. Control handle weight must also be considered. Contact Reelcraft for further information.
U-bolt hose clamps on sheave assembly not positioned correctly.
Latch mechanism engaged with drive spring is coiled to solid height. U-bolt hose clamps on sheave assembly are not positioned correctly.
If flexible connecting hose is not used between hose reel inlet and hard plumbing, you stand the chance of causing excessive bind to main shaft and hub bearings causing reel not to retract. This also voids warranty.
Bolting the reel down to an uneven surface will distort side frame causing a bind on main support shafts restricting smooth retraction of hose.
If guide arm is in side wind position for ceiling mounted reels, hose / cord is bending at a 90° angle over roller bracket assembly causing excessive loss of spring tension. Adjust guide arm to coincide with how hose / cord reel is actually mounted. U-bolt clamps may need to be adjusted accordingly.
Replace broken part with new. For corrosion: disassemble reel and remove corrosion, lubricate and reassemble.
Replace O-rings with O-ring kit or replace with correct rings for material being handled.