Need help mountintg air hose reel

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Old 10-10-19, 10:18 AM
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Need help mountintg air hose reel

I'm not much of a do-it-yourself guy and easily get stumped on what most will say are easy projects... but I do try.

I bought a Klutch Auto Rewind Air Hose Reel https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2284_200752284 and a Ironton Universal Air Hose Swivel Bracket https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...8819_200658819

The Ironton Swivel Bracket is made to fit the Klutch and measures: wall plate is 8 3/4" x 7 1/8" and the reel plate is 8 1/4" x 7". I can't tell by Klutch's spec's if it weighs 23 or 32 lbs but the Ironton bracket will need to be screwed securely to the wall... my studs are 16" apart in my garage.

How do I go about attaching the bracket to the wall since only one side of the bracket (2 holes) will catch the stud? Thanks!


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I'd mount a piece of 3/4" plywood to the studs then mount the reel to that.
Lowes and HD have precut 2' X 2' plywood.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

I posted the two pictures because like some websites.... they search within frames and you can't link to the pages.

I see Joe answered your question. That's exactly what I would have recommended.
 
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Old 10-10-19, 10:47 AM
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When I installed my air real on the ceiling, I put up 2 pieces of Unistrut lag bolted across 3 rafters then attached the reel directly to that, or you could use the bracket!

There is a lot of weight and force when you are pulling down the hose, it needs to be well secured!
 
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Thanks Pjmax for the pictures that’s much better than links!

Thanks joecaption & Marq1 for your answers! I figured it was something as simple as that but was also worried about weight & force on the mount... although mind won’t be mounted on the ceiling.
 
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So another question would you just use 2” to 3” deck screws to mount the plywood to the wall?

I planned on using lag screws to attach the bracket to the plywood do you have any suggestions on what size?

I do happen to have some 5/8” plywood scraps but do you think I should still go with 3/4”?
 
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Old 10-10-19, 11:49 PM
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At least three inch screws to hold the wood to the studs.

5/8" is a little thin. However.... lags aren't the best choice. I would suggest using 4 carriage bolts. They get installed thru the backside of the wood. You'd want the carriage bolts to be as large as will fit in the bracket holes and long enough to get a nut and lockwasher on.

Drill the holes in the wood for the bolts snug and hammer them in. The square shank keeps them from spinning.

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Thanks PJmax I already have some 3" deck screws so I can use them I can always screw in extra.

I'll go ahead and pick up a precut 2' X 2' 3/4" plywood instead of using my 5/8".

I would have never thought about carriage bolts and installing from backside of the wood. The holes in the back plate of the bracket that mounts to the wall should take a 1/2" bolt and the back plate is 1/8" thick.

Do you think 1 1/2" long carriage bolts would be about right?
 
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That sounds like a good length.
 
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Thanks I wasn’t sure if 1 1/2” length would allow for a nut and lock washer.
 
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