I am considering getting some hose reels mounted onto our brick veneer home. However have been advised by family that the bricks might fracture etc and that it is better to just leave it on a trolley. Has anyone ever had such trouble? Thank you.
Veneer bricks crack easily even using a masonry bit but the real question is what is behind the brick? A hose reel could easily weigh fifty pounds, particularly if there was still water in the hose when you hung it up. In this case you should not rely on the brick veneer to carry the load.
Possible solutions depend on what is behind the brick.
I will grant that this is more work and effort than might be required by some. My motto is "What I put up,stays up".