Liberty Garden 698 User Manual
Your hose reel will give you many seasons of reliable and functional hose storage. As with any steel
product, there is always the chance for rust developing over time. Your hose reel finish is designed for
industrial applications, but even the toughest of coatings can be compromised by scratches. Such minor
surface damage can occur in shipping despite our best efforts. We have found that most scratches
occur during assembly and/or installation. If the base metal is exposed to the elements long enough,
rust will develop. We recommend that you periodically inspect your reel for any surface damage.
Scratches can easily be repaired by using standard automotive touch-up body paint. Some of our most
loyal customers recommend that at the end of each season, the unit be cleaned and painted with a clear
acrylic paint. Two other sources of rust acceleration is exposing the reel to yard fertilizers or leaving your
hose reel standing in grass. Be sure to rinse off your hose reel after it comes in contact with freshly
fertilized grass. Also, try to park your hose reel on solid ground. Leaving it standing on top of vegetation
promotes condensation on the undercarriage of the unit.
Your hose reel is manufactured with the finest quality components available. All components are
manufactured to rigorous quality standards not common in other consumer grade hose reels available
today. When you install your hose reel, be sure the hose washers are in place and all fittings are secure.
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as you might damage the components. If you live in more temperate
climates, be sure to drain the unit of any residual water before storing.
DO NOT EXPOSE THE UNIT
TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES while water remains in the plumbing system.
Swivel head is not rotating, causing the leader hose to kink up.
Solution: Remove leader hose and turn the square head of the swivel several times; apply
Problem: Leaking Fixtures (galvanized tee; brass coupling; swivel)
Solution: Apply Teflon/Plummer's Tape or/and make sure fixtures are tightened.
To help delay rust, check for any scratches on your hose cart. Apply clear acrylic/weatherproof paint
to avoid rusting.
Drain water before storing.
• DO NOT
drink water from the hose.
DO NOT leave water running though the reel while not in-use or unsupervised.
Turn off water after each use.