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Suncast CPLJNF175D Reel Cart (JNF175T)

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Stop Your Hose From Getting Kinky, Purchase a Suncast Hose Reel.

Jun 13, 2012
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Will keep your hose in line and kink free.

Cons:Moves a little when you are reeling up the hose.

The Bottom Line: This unit looks nice while sitting outside of your house. This will also make any hose a lot safer and help it stay kink free for life.


A lot of people take for granted what God has given us in the way of green grass and what comes along with all of those beautiful lawns. This garden hose reel from Suncast will help you keep the lawn green and all of your flowers blooming all throughout the summer. You should seriously take a deep look at how you take care of you lawn and what hose reel that will help you in that department. These are things that you will not be able to replace if your lawn was to get damaged or burnt out. By protecting your lawns,  you should have a long happy life of working with on your lawn. Once you lose one of these items, it will be ultimately impossible to work on your lawn and garden easily. Any person that has lost one of their gardening tools can appreciate how valuable a good hose reel really is. If you get pleasure out of gardening and working outside in the yard, then I would highly recommend making sure that you have Suncast garden hose reel at your disposal in a place that makes this readily available. These are made in the USA and are just a little bit more than the cheaper hose reels. These hose reels will set you back right around $20.00 to 25 dollars for a 175' hose reel.

Description
This garden hose reel is made of a durable plastic, only with the extra availability to relocate this unit where ever you want it to go. This is just like a plain old garden hose reels, but with a few new changes. This hose reel will give you help all summer, and it will give your lawn all around protection against the dry and hot summers. There is still the possibly of something slipping in and bugging your grass to dry out and get burnt, but you will be ready with this new hose reel that holds 175” of hose. They way to fix this is to purchase either a pair of 50' hoses or a 100' hose and connect them together, to cover all areas of your yard. If you already using an old garden hose, you can easily look at it to see if it needs replacing, you can purchase one of these garden hoses at your local hardware store or home improvement stores.

This particular hose reel, will help you keep your hose kink free and this has an two back wheels to help move this unit around when you load it up with all the hose that you need. You will be able to move this hose reel and not have to worry about a unwrapping the existing hose messing up. This hose reel will hold a heavy duty hose that is 5/8" in diameter and 175' long. The entire hose will be able to wrap all around the center holder and connect to the inner hard plastic connector to keep the water flowing freely. The couplings at the ends of the hose are usually plastic, and which are very easy to tighten with your bare hands. At each end of the hose reel there is a two little feet that you will need to put your foot on to help to protect the hose reel from moving around while you reel up the hose when you are finished.

This also has a fold up handle to push inside of the body, when you are not using it. This will also lock into place while you are using it. If you are wondering this comes with a 4’ connector hose that will allow you to connect to the household faucet.  

Experience
First off, this unit comes fully assembled. One of the most over looked parts of the hose reel, are the fittings and how easy it should be easy to attach a nozzle to it. A lot of people can't tolerate hard to tighten fittings. For the most part as long as you have a pair of gloves for the older people, if you are young and you do not have any problems with moving your hands then these fittings on the hose reel have enough room to move your hands and are breeze to tighten. To get the proper seal, you should make sure the you get a new gasket with the purchase of a new hose. This particular garden hose reel does not have a container that you can store extra nozzles and washers in when not in use. But, they do sell other models that allow you to do so.

But, if you don't have a hose reel that has one of these protector houses, then you will notice the hose tools getting dirty and you try and protect them whenever possible. Remember, more times than not all of your garden tools need a home too, they make other models that will always have some kind of protection. Since this one is made of a very durable plastic, this is its protection. You can purchase the cheapest of hosed and these hoses for the most part they are very inexpensive and very effective no matter what the cost.

Most of the time that you work in your garden, you would think nothing of using this hose reel for any type of watering. There is some servicing that will come with the care and maintenance of this unit. This is the O-rings, they are located in the in-tube part of the hose reel unit. These are very important to keep fresh, because they will help keep the seal watertight. When you have to service these you should use a silicone-based lubricant. The other thing that I have to make you aware of, is that there is the possibility that you could cross thread the threads that you connect the hose to.


This unit is susceptible to freezing it you don’t remove it in the winter time. You should remove and keep it inside and in a warmer climate during the cold months. One of the other things that you should know is that you should turn off the water supply when you are not using the hose. You could damage the unit and hose with the water pressure in the high position.  

Conclusion
There are a lot of people that do not believe in the protection of their yard. But, I am here to tell you that this garden hose reel will have saved hundreds of people money by not having to replace their hoses every year. I have seen what a this can do to an unprotected wallet. Even the most minor of scratches on the outer coating can be prevented, but if you have an old hose, this unit will help protect against these scratches. This unit might just turn out to be a pain because this is where the hose will be the weakest and will develop a hole. You can find this unit at any home improvement store for just 20 to 25 dollars. That is why I always purchase enough hose that is equal to 175’ roll. The cheaper hoses are usually thinner than the heavy duty good quality hoses. Yes, you can still work with them, but it will not last as long.

As long as you remember that there is more to a garden hose reel than just talking about it or looking at it, you will to take some care of it, in order have a long and happy garden hose reel life. But, if you do not act upon the words of wisdom and take the advice from people that have been working in the industry for more than thirty years, then it is going to be your loss. There is also nothing funny about watching a garden hose reel die, because you failed to follow proper uses and care of the hose and its housing. So, save yourself the headache and money, and don't let your hose reel hose go down the tubes, purchase a good one right from the start. Purchase a Suncast.


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