Monday, August 26, 2013

My $15.00 Hose Hanger

2013-08-20 13.20.29

hose hanger

This was so basic I only took a picture of one thing….
This stupid rock! I hit this rock within the first 5” of digging….really?!  I think our house is very Biblical…you know the house that was built on the rock stood firm?….yeah, that’s us.

how to make a hose hanger

You’ll need
One 4 x 4 post, 6 feet long
One bag of dry quikrete concrete mix
One fence cap
One fence finial
One ladder hook (pic below)

fence cap
fence cap

fence cap
fence finial


ladder hook
ladder hook


4x4 post
4 x 4 post





1. I dug a hole 24” deep (to make sure it was below our freeze line…but check and see what the freeze line depth is for your area so your 4 x 4 won’t heave out of the ground in the winter.
2. put a little bit of dry quikrete cement in the bottom of the hole, (just a couple of inches)
3. drop in your 6 foot 4 x 4
4. surround your 4 x 4 with the rest of the bag of dry quikrete concrete mix.
5. fill up the rest of the hole with water. (you can mix it a little bit around the post if you feel the need, but it will drain down and set up)
6. level the post so it dries into a nice straight position. (after it sets up and is completely dry, you can put some of the extra dirt back in on top of the concrete if there was room left at the top)
7. I used Loctite glue and glued on a fence cap, and screwed in a fence finial on top. (I did this the next day after the concrete was totally dry)
8. I used a large hook with a threaded end and screwed it into the side of the 4 x 4 to hold the hose. ( I did pre-drill the hole so it wouldn’t split the 4 x 4 and I found the hook in the area of Lowes where you find the cabinets, peg hooks etc for a garage)

That’s pretty much it.  It was a very easy project, especially for how cute it is!  The hardest part was digging the hole. :0)




NanaDiana said...

I love how it turned out. You did a great job. Now if only it came with someone that would wind the hose up for you- We are built on bed rock about a foot down here - AWFUL. They have to blast to do anything below ground. UGH. xo Diana

My Repurposed Life said...

love it Missy! You did a fabulous job (after you got past the rock) that's a crazy big rock!

I need one of these, but my patio is in the way... concrete everywhere. I think I should build one with a stand or something... It just lays there in a heap. :(
love your hose hanger!

Marilyn said...

My brother tore down his old house and saved his rocks from his foundation. He used some this past Christmas to make a fountain for me! Need more rocks but the "dump" where he took them must be at the low end of the field and it's been too wet to gather more for me. Maybe he'll let me ride along in his gator and I will see a part of the farm I've never seen! Really like your hose hook/post! Mine is pulled around all summer, so only move it when I mow. Otherwise it seems to be in constant use. It's been hot!♥♫

Cindy said...

Ha! great idea! My hose is lying in a big tangle in the yard right now... and that rock!!! what the heck, that is one big rock! Why is there always one that big in the exact spot you want to dig a hole... it never fails...


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out so great, Missy...looks wonderful in the yard!

BrandyLee said...

Hi Missy,
Fabulous idea! Did you paint the post before setting it in the ground, or after? I just discovered your blog and love it! I hope you are doing well. Brenda

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