No, in my opinion, magic tv hoses look like a good idea but are low quality barely useful junk.
Take it back and exchange it for a real hose.
> I have a new soft sided waterbed that will most likely have to be topped off next week.
> I realize it does expand once the water is turned ON but can _I_ pull it to make it reach the mattress??
Every waterbed owner should assemble a waterbed emergency kit. The kit should have the following:
- real 5/8" or 3/4" hose that will reach from the waterbed to a hot/cold water source.
- short hose to go from the bed inlet to the pump.
- water pump to evacuate the bed in a leak emergency.
- all the necessary fittings to connect it all together. Make sure you have all the faucet adapters to make required connections.
- a spare mattress heater with control.
- a couple water shut-off valves for the hose (Amazon.com product link shortened)
Store all this stuff in a plastic tub with a lid. Next time you spring a leak at 2am, you'll thank me.
On Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:28:20 AM UTC-5, Red wrote:
Trust me, I am!
Yes, I am going to buy a regular 25' hose to be used
ONLY for the bed. Hoses that are used for gardening
and car washing are not recommended unless they are
flushed for several minutes before connecting to the
Thank you for your advice, much appreciated!
The one time I tried to help move a water bed, the
people had run a hose out the window to drain it.
I suspect that straight down and out the front steps
would have worked better. When we tried to move it,
far too heavy.
I guess it takes much too much time to get the last bit
of water. U-Haul rents water bed pumps, oddly enough.
Christopher A. Young
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I have a pocket hose, only because it was given to me. I used it once,
and was not highly impressed. I have plenty of real hoses, but I will
use the pocket hose again, as long as it lasts. It seems cheap and I
dont think it will last long. It also restricts the flow, so you wont
get as much water capacity per minute, but it is better than the self
coiling hose I bought some years ago, that got stuck on everything, and
over the years, it got very brittle, and one day it just broke in half.
I agree about the emergency kit, but still dont understand why anyone
would desire to own a waterbed????? Besides all the trouble of filling
and maintaining them, they can do structural damage, wreck flooring when
they leak, and cause other problems. Add to that, they are absolutely
uncomfortable. Many years ago, I was "house sitting" for someone, and
they told me to sleep on the waterbed. After sloshing around and feeling
like I was getting sea-sick, for an hour or two, I went and slept on the
If I was a landlord, I would NOT allow waterbeds!
On Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:13:02 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It's definitely going back and I'm going to buy a
*real* hose, 25 footer.
It is 98% waveless and sooooooo comfortable. I've awoken
the last 2 days with no pain in my left shoulder that I
somehow managed to injure. :-(
I made sure my daylight basement had a floor jack right
where the waterbed is sitting.
That was the old style waterbed, they're still being sold but
now you can buy a softsided water that looks exactly like a
regular bed. They use regular sheets and other bedding as
well. NO sloshing and no seasickness. Extremely comfortable
and that's after sleeping on it for only two days and no
On Sat, 30 May 2015 12:28:25 -0700 (PDT), ItsJoanNotJoann
You raise a good point here about softsided water. Water beds are a
problem if you have well water, especially if it's very hard. It leads
to sore backs, shoulders, you name it.
IF you have that, you should get a water softener, and then they are
Try fill your pillows with soft water too.
On 5/30/2015 2:12 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Bought a Land and Sky's Impression 8500 99% waveless.
No pressure points so I wake up in the same position as when I fall asleep.
I would not have any other bed.
And FWIW, I've had waterbeds for 35 years and never had a leak
My best hose is a rubber one from Sears, but it's heavy and hard to move
I also have a Pocket Hose. It works well enough as long as you don't
expect it to handle full water pressure. There are too many flaws in the
connectors and these burst. If your water pressure is over 40 PSI or so,
you need a pressure reducer.
My use is with a hose-end sprayer to put fungicide on some spots in the
yard (usually needed mid-July until it gets cold).
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