Garden hoses advertised on TV

I need to buy a new garden hose. The TV infomercials tout "indestructible" hoses on reels. Can you recommend any of them? A friend bought one that was inconvenient because he had to unwind the whole hose before he could use it. Thanks for any advice.
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tenplay wrote:

You already know the answer to this one. If they have to sell it in an infomercial it can't be sold in stores, they don't like all the returns.
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They sell the same hose or similar ones in the stores and indeed you have to pull all of it out to unflatten it before use.

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tenplay wrote:

if its one of those hoses on a reel that is flat untily you unroll it then of course you cant expect to get any water through it until the whole hose is unrolled... they have one advertised in the commins circular that i got in the mail the other day... www.cumminstools.com item no. 5101 its one of those junk tool places that sells all kinds of stuff..... i think the price was like $19.95 plus whatever shipping is.. dont remember what they wanted for that thing on tv, but i doubt it is worth the $20 they want for it.....
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Save your $ and buy a quality garden hose with brass fittings. There are many quality brands. I have a "Swan" on its 14th year and still holding up well. It is rare that an infomercial has something worth having, but they can be fun to watch.
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They sure can ! Especially when the "before" scene is a bumbling idiot like the woman with PMS trying to pull the stuck shopping carts apart. But then that's called creative selling, isn't it?
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:) I need to buy a new garden hose. The TV infomercials tout "indestructible" :) hoses on reels. Can you recommend any of them? A friend bought one that :) was inconvenient because he had to unwind the whole hose before he could use :) it. Thanks for any advice. :) At Lowes/Home Depot (forget which) I bought one that is plastic rather than fabric. The plastic one doesn't need to be unwound all the way like the fabric ones. I usually get roll up hoses for the space they save on my truck and use them often. The fabric ones will average about 9 months usage before failing and I have had this one (plastic) for about 7 months now. For the first five months I used it several times a week, for the last couple of months I've used it up to several times a day. Will lose a little bit of pressure from a conventional hose, but not enough to be a pain filling up a 100 gallon tank.
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tenplay wrote:

Check out the Sears Craftsman 50ft (Item #07169602000) or 100ft (Item #07169605000) All Rubber Garden Hoses. They're a bit heavy but excellent durability and flexibility.
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Those hoses are not indestructible and will eventually develop pinhole leaks along their creases. A conventional hose isn't too inconveninent if you either get one on a reel or coil it up in a figure-8 instead of a circle (figure-8 makes each turn go in the opposite direction and virtually ends kinks).
The best hose is a conventional round one made of rubber or rubber-vinyl, has machined brass fittings on the ends, and comes with a lifetime warranty with in-store exchange. I haven't checked much, but I don't think that an in-store warranty is very common, although Sears hoses have them. Sears has always been very good about replacing my hoses, and only one mine leaked through the hose itself, while the rest developed pinhole corrosion leaks at their stamped steel fittings. I suggest you avoid any hose with such fittings and choose machined brass fittings instead, which the newer Sears hoses have.
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do_not_spam snipped-for-privacy@my-deja.com (do_not_spam_me) wrote:

The Sears Craftsman hoses (black ones anyway) come with a full unlimited lifetime guarantee.
Been using them for many years, taken back at least four of them... leaks due to lost lawn mower battles, rose thorn holes, it doesn't matter, they don't ask questions, or seem to care. Another nice thing is you don't have to worry about keeping receipts!
They cost a few bucks more, but unless you loose it, it's the last one you ever buy.
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