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expandable garden hoses #16012667 04/20/21
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I'm seeing them all over now. They seem to be cheaper than regular old fashioned rubber hoses. Are they any good? Advantages? Disadvantages?


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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012687 04/20/21
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I like them, they've gotten a lot better since they came out. I always keep the receipt and box in case they spring a leak


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I'm seeing them all over now. They seem to be cheaper than regular old fashioned rubber hoses. Are they any good? Advantages? Disadvantages?
Purchased 2 different brands BOTH SUCKED.Went back to good old rubber hoses..

Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012749 04/20/21
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I use them for the RV, work great and easy to pack up. Takes alot less space than a normal hose.

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Tried it, didn’t like them

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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012753 04/20/21
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I'm a fan of commercial grade rubber ones with good brass ends, but for general use I just buy the 100' (now 120') Costco hoses.

RC, if you find and expandable that works well, let us know.


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I've had four of them, and they have all failed. I'm back to "up your nose with a rubber hose". You can't splice and repair. Just my experience with them. Speaking of garden hoses, kink free hoses are a load of hogwash, they all kink.

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i keep one in the trailer for emergency hook ups when i need an extra hose. used it last week. it serves well in that role.

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Originally Posted by Valsdad
I'm a fan of commercial grade rubber ones with good brass ends, but for general use I just buy the 100' (now 120') Costco hoses.

RC, if you find and expandable that works well, let us know.
I was in Costco a few days ago and they had 3 pallets of 100' hoses for $19. I went back today to get a couple and they were gone. I'm betting that some store bought them all, added $10 or 15, and is making a killing.


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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012769 04/20/21
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Hi. Licensed Plumber here with 17 years on the job.

They suck. The restrict water flow. I went to a call for a guy who said he had low pressure at his hose bibs. His hose sprayed out about five feet. I hooked up my standard garden hose and it sprayed twenty feet or so. I also put a pressure gauge on his hose bib and showed him that he had good pressure.

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Expandable do not last a season for me. They are susceptible to berry thorns.

I bought Flexzilla hoses for my house and my son's house.

https://www.amazon.com/Flexzilla-HFZG550YW-Garden-Lightweight-Drinking/dp/B003TFE7ZM


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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012786 04/20/21
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
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I'm a fan of commercial grade rubber ones with good brass ends, but for general use I just buy the 100' (now 120') Costco hoses.

RC, if you find and expandable that works well, let us know.
I was in Costco a few days ago and they had 3 pallets of 100' hoses for $19. I went back today to get a couple and they were gone. I'm betting that some store bought them all, added $10 or 15, and is making a killing.

Good possibility of that.

Couple of places here make the 3 hr drive to Reno and bring back "Kirkland" stuff to put in their stores at a markup.


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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012788 04/20/21
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I was fighting four kinks in my expensive, supposedly kink free, 50' garden hose this morning. Had the thought I should check out one of the expandable type.
It would be nice to find one that was serviceable.


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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012793 04/20/21
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Junk!

Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012819 04/20/21
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Generally cheap and don’t last


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Re: expandable garden hoses [Re: Rock Chuck] #16012877 04/20/21
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Had one fail in about 20 minutes. I wondered about flow too since the couplings seem to be 1/4" diameter.


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I bought one for my Mom to water her flowers and pot plants with. Its much lighter than a regular hose and she enjoys it. No, its not going to last as long as a good standard hose.


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They suck. Don't get one.


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