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    Hose Reel Mounting Bracket -- Tight Clearance

    Over the last few weeks I've been working on a hose reel bracket to mount a large hose reel at the front center of the garage. The hose reel will site between the two front garage doors and has to clear the door tracks. I recessed the hose reel up in to the truss bay....

    The first step was to shear out some pieces of steel on the Piranha Iron Worker. Luckily I had some steel left over from another project.
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    Then I punched some holes and changed out to the press brake. I bent the two offset flanges.

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    Time for a check of how it was progressing:

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    Next up was some drilling at tapping of holes for mounting the hose reel to the bracket. I didn't get any pictures of that process. Altho here is a video of tapping holes from one of my other projects:



    Then it was on to welding it together. I used my Hobart Beta-Mig that I got on craigslist awhile back. It's a bit of a tank, but it seems to work well for heavy welding... it beats the Century 110 flux core welder....



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    After the welding was done, I sandblasted it and then painted it.

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    Since it was a used hose reel, I did some light cleanup before installation. I also had to thread a hose into it and clamp it appropriately.




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    Finally it was on to the installation prep...



    I like to use these special lag screws for mounting steel to wood structures.



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    After some "challenges" I was able to get the hose reel mounted....



    I was able to get the hose reel to hang on one piece of unistrut and then insert the second one on the other side.





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    I still need to put the cover on it, then the hose stopper before I can hook up the supply line.

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