BUSTERBR
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  • First review
    December 20, 2012
  • Last review
    June 25, 2013
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    5
 
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    6
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  • First answer
    December 20, 2012
  • Last answer
    June 28, 2013
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BUSTERBR's Reviews
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Love these hoses - worth every penny!,
Date:June 25, 2013
ByBUSTERBR
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:June 25, 2013
I own 4 of these hoses and love them. Purchased my first one about 5 years ago and have added 3 more. I have also given 3 as gifts, and everyone is as pleased as me.
I had one that started to leak inside the plastic covering, but when I called Frontgate they were excellent about replacing it - no hassles.
100feet is a good length and they retract with just a slight tug on the hose.
Easy to install. We have installed ours on the side of the house, but one we gave as a gift my husband installed with the post mount.
I can't recommend these enough. They are fantastic! Enjoy.
Pros: Appearance, Quality, Durability
 
Instantly set the holiday scene in every window with our 30" Classic Greenery Window Swag. This pre-lit greenery is fuller than last year and even more realistic. Life-size sprays of Scotch pine, pistol pine, noble fir, large pine cones, and bundles of ruby red berries are generously interspersed with long-lasting lights. Shop the entire Classic Outdoor Greenery Collection . Conveniently pre-strung with 3,000-hour commercial-quality lights Available in Clear and Multicolor lights 6 ft. cord
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Beautiful,
Date:December 20, 2012
ByBUSTERBR
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:December 20, 2012
I bought 10 of these three years ago. I love them. They are a very nice quality.
Pros: Quality, Appearance, Durability
 
BUSTERBR's Answers
 
The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

Can this hose reel be mounted on brick?

Yes, we mounted ours into brick. You need to use a special drill bit for cement/masonry.
1 year, 4 months ago
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The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

Is there a warranty on this hose?

We had the hose for less than a year, and it quit working this spring. I loved it when it worked.

Finally, unable to find any help on repairing it, we had our handyman (actually a contractor) take it apart to try to fix it. He said perhaps some gears froze over the winter. (We live in the Portland, OR are and it only got below freezing a couple times.).

Any thoughts on this? Help!
Try spraying WD40 on the connecting areas. You should take down and store the hoses for the winter months. The hoses can crack and tear from cold and freezing which leads to leaks.

Try calling Frontgate. They are good about service. Maybe they'll replace it for you, even though it was most likely caused by the cold and the fact you didn't store the unit.
1 year, 4 months ago
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The fully automatic Retractable Hose Reel is a gardener's delight because it holds a full 100 feet of half-inch diameter hose. Wall-mounting is easy with included hardware Space-saving unit folds against the wall when not in use Hose feeds out and retracts easily Comes with 6-ft. leader hose and 100' of 1/2" diameter hose (nozzle not included) Included 2-ply PVC hose has a 290-psi burst strength and is 4-1/2 mm thick with nylon braiding reinforcement Swivels a full 180° Hose Reel Post (sold separately) is constructed of powdercoated steel Hose reel sits 4" from ground when mounted to the Hose Reel Post Assembly required; view instructions View installation instructions for the Hose Reel Post A Frontgate exclusive.
 

I bought this hose last year. Now it will not retract at all.

I have extended it all the way, and it still won't retract. How can I fix it? Is there someone in the Portland, OR area who repairs these?

I had another expensive hose, similar to this that quit working.

When it works, I love it.
Try wetting the hose before you retract it. Sometimes I have found this helps. If not, you can also try spraying a little WD40 into the casing around the hose connection areas.

Also, since you mention you've had this problem before with anther hose, I wanted to mention that we disconnect our hoses and bring them into the shed or garage for the winter.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Instantly set the holiday scene in every window with our 30" Classic Greenery Window Swag. This pre-lit greenery is fuller than last year and even more realistic. Life-size sprays of Scotch pine, pistol pine, noble fir, large pine cones, and bundles of ruby red berries are generously interspersed with long-lasting lights. Shop the entire Classic Outdoor Greenery Collection . Conveniently pre-strung with 3,000-hour commercial-quality lights Available in Clear and Multicolor lights 6 ft. cord
 

How do you affix the swags? Our windows don't open, will that work?

They come with beautiful ribbon that you can use to affix them. If your windows don't open you could attach the ribbon to the wood around the window, probably by using a nail or tying them to the window frame.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Instantly set the holiday scene in every window with our 30" Classic Greenery Window Swag. This pre-lit greenery is fuller than last year and even more realistic. Life-size sprays of Scotch pine, pistol pine, noble fir, large pine cones, and bundles of ruby red berries are generously interspersed with long-lasting lights. Shop the entire Classic Outdoor Greenery Collection . Conveniently pre-strung with 3,000-hour commercial-quality lights Available in Clear and Multicolor lights 6 ft. cord
 

Can this be used safely outdoors when exposed to wind, rain & snow?

I have used them for more than three years in all weather.
1 year, 11 months ago
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Instantly set the holiday scene in every window with our 30" Classic Greenery Window Swag. This pre-lit greenery is fuller than last year and even more realistic. Life-size sprays of Scotch pine, pistol pine, noble fir, large pine cones, and bundles of ruby red berries are generously interspersed with long-lasting lights. Shop the entire Classic Outdoor Greenery Collection . Conveniently pre-strung with 3,000-hour commercial-quality lights Available in Clear and Multicolor lights 6 ft. cord
 

Should the Clasic Window Swag sit on the outside window ledge or hang over the ledge?

I have done it both ways depending on the placement of the window. Either looks great.
1 year, 11 months ago
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