Since most of the expanding hoses are less than a year old,
they totally would not care. Now, about 10 years from now,
there might be a reaction (other than mass giggling and
throwing crumpled paper at the pictures).
There's a big difference between "not intended to" and "not built well
I can't imagine anyone selling a hose "not intended to" be shut off. It's
simply "not built well enough to" be shut off.
On Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:54:01 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
Are you kidding? The really cheap hardware store hoses are crappy
thin vinyl and here in AZ if you "shut it off" like you are talking
about and leave it in the hot sun for a while you risk a blowout. It's
seems obvious to me, but apparently not to you, that the pocket hoses
are intended for little more then doing some gentle watering or
carport hose down as long as you don't block the end off causing it
to blow up. In exchange for the light weight and compact size you
give up strength. It isn't rocket science.
Why are you bringing up regional weather conditions and hardware store
hoses as part of a discussion related to the what the sellers of a specific
product intended it to be used for? We're not discussing the quality of the
hose, which we all know is crap, we're discussing your statement that the
hose was not intended to be left under full pressure, i.e. not intended to
be shut off during use.
Did you watch even video I linked to?
Watch the commercials. Watch how they exaggerate all the problems with
regular hoses. The tangles, the kinking, the weight, the pain to put away.
Notice how they claim all of those problems will be solved with their
incredible product. They are obviously implying that we should all replace
our old pain-in-the-butt standard hoses with a product that has none of
those problems. That also implies that their hose can be used for all of
the tasks that you use a regular hose for.
Just look at the video I linked to. They use the hose to wash a muddy jeep.
There's no proper way to wash a vehicle - especially in the hot sun -
without turning the hose on and off multiple times. Do you really think
that they "intend" that you to walk back to the spigot before and after
each time you rinse off a new section?
That's true, but it's not the same thing as saying that the hose was "not
intended to" be used like any other hose. They clearly show their "intent"
by comparing their hose to regular hoses and by showing it being used for
the same tasks.
No, it's crappy, gimmicky manufacturing to keep the price down.
On Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:27:19 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
When I say "intended" I mean by the people designing and specing and
producing it. I have no doubt they all thought "this thing is a piece
of crap that will explode if anyone shuts off the nozzle for more then
a few seconds". Apparently I'm the only one not surprised that the
SELLERS vastly exaggerated the benefits and ignore the obvious
deficiencies of the hose. Yes, I did watch the video.
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