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.
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.....
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.
:) 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.
It is said that the early bird gets the worm,
but it is the second mouse that gets the cheese.
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
The Sears Craftsman hoses (black ones anyway) come with a full unlimited
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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