Oddball garden hose problem

I have a garden hose that was badly leaking, right in the middle of the hose. I cut the hose and installed one of those cheap plastic yellow splicers. That was pretty much a waste of two dollars, because those plastic clamps with two screws just dont tighten well enough. But it only leaked a little compared to the huge leak it originally had. A week later the hose sprung another leak about 2 feet from the splice. I figured it was time for a new hose, but I'd cut away that 2 foot section and just move the splice until I got another hose. That is when I noticed that the whole hose had bulges in it, especially near that splice. I had a turned off nozzle on it and the faucet turned on, so the hose was really bulged. When I turned on the nozzle, there was a surge of water, then it only dribbled out. I thought there was a kink, but there was none. All I can figure is that somehow the inside of the hose must have colapsed inward, thus shutting down the flow. I never saw this happen before. Using a different hose proved that it was that bad hose, not the spigot or well pump. Somehow I find it hard to understand how a hose can colapse inward, against the pressure, but somehow it did.
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If the hose is made of laminated layers, it is easy to happen. If there is a leak and water gets between the layers of the lamination it will bubble and push the walls out and can restrict the inside as the bulges do to the area of least pressure.
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote: ...

I've never had a problem w/ them if use the proper size...they'll hold leak-free ime...
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It didn't "collapse inward", it had a separation of the inner and outer wall layer and water pressure got between the two. The outer layer is stronger material than the inner so the inner gives more...
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote: ...

What kind of farm would that be?
Farm/ranch, but the hoses has very little to do w/ the farming operation; they're required for watering lawn and occasionally other things but not so much wrt the farm operations...
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

Don't take offense, I was just curious what you did...
Well, obviously you don't deal in the numbers we do...and I can assure you I know quite a lot of farming/ranching... :)
10-, 20-, up to 100,000 head aren't watered with garden hoses and they certainly aren't bathed regularly...
We're not that big w/ only 2500A wheat and milo and about 1000 head stocker cattle and 300 or so capacity in the feedlot but there's not a garden hose in sight for anything to do with them or the horses (which work, not swim or have spa trips :)).
All water on the home place and in the lots/corrals is hardline automated although we do have to haul water (1000 gal tanks) to cattle on pasture away from the house as there's no surface water here (far SW KS). That's a full time job during the winter if we're at full capacity.
We run heifers on wheat pasture and milo stubble (when there is any, was too dry last fall so didn't have a wheat crop this year and we're just now getting milo in after a rain but it's back to 100F+ and ran out of sufficient moisture before it was in. We sell the stockers in the spring and farm during summer and restock in the fall (again, based on if and how much pasture we have). Decision on keeping some back to feed out is based on market conditions -- right now, that's not a money-maker either so sold them light this year.
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Not bathed? 'What do the PETA people have to say about that? I'd think the cattle are deserving of a shower in hot weather and a bubble bath at least every couple of weeks. I bet if you gave them bubble baths you'd get more of that high priced prime beef.
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On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 04:38:40 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

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On Jul 5, 5:38�am, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

this happened to me on a shower wand hose. it left me totally confused. i thought it was the shower valve
i cut the hose apart lengthwise. it was complelely delaminated inside.
the same thing happens with brake hoses, where shoes stick on.
the interior hose delaminates and acts like a check valve, a one way valve.
brake pressure on, then doesnt come off.........
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On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 04:38:40 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

Delamination. .When this happens if the pressure gets to the annular area of the hose the hose may collapse because annular area has a greater surface area than the inner diameter of the hose.
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