Hold the hose reel against the side of the house. If the house has vinyl, wood or aluminum siding, center the screw holes over the thinner, upper portion of the horizontal rows of siding, because it fits closer to the underlayment. The bottom edges of each row of siding are thicker or protrude, but they may be hollow.
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How do I keep my water hose from twisting?
To avoid a kinking hose keep it straight when it's not in use. Do this by stretching it along a path or the edge of the lawn and then looping the business end back to the tap. Hoses can be stored in this way rather than being wound up and put away on a hose reel.