Vertical hose reels are standard fire fighting hose reels used in building applications. These are preferred in building applications due to low space requirement. The hose reel pipe is normally of ¾” to 1” diameter size, with 30 mtrs length.
Horizontal hose reels are larger (in width) as compared to vertical hose reels (and can thus accommodate longer lengths of hose), but have similar applications. As it is possible to mount larger diameter hoses (typically 1 to 1¼”), these are preferred in industrial fire fighting applications, and for use on Fire Tenders.