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Old 08-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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I bought one of these hoses thinking it would be good in MH only to find out when I read to pamphlet (which I almost never do) I found that it is NOT to be used for potable water. Just a warning. All hoses may not have the same warning. Just be aware when buying one.
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All the ones I've seen have the caution on them not to use with potable water. In addition, I'd be afraid to keep under constant pressure from hydrant as used in RV. My wife had to have one for gardening and after a few uses, it doesn't contract like it did when new. I think they are a gadget that sounds cool but not useful for constant use.
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We bought one to use in the garden. On one of the 100 degree days it burst.
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Any hose that is not white is not a good choice for use with potable water system.

Having said that, I have an expanding hose that I have used for the past year to wash my cars and coach. It's still working great, and one of the best features for me is, I have yet to have it kink on me. Now of course the next time I go to use it it will probably explode into bits and pieces.
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I bought one of these hoses thinking it would be good in MH only to find out when I read to pamphlet (which I almost never do) I found that it is NOT to be used for potable water. Just a warning. All hoses may not have the same warning. Just be aware when buying one.
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They also only last from about 12 o'clock until noon.
It's easier, and less annoying, to simply flush the money down a residential toilet.
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We bought one for our garden at home. The first one had a hole in it and sprayed water all over. (it takes forever to drain too) The second one works ok, but you have to drain it to put it away. If you tried it on an RV line, it would be all stretched out and not too bendable. Most RV water hoses are coiled depending on how close you are to the hook up.
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All the ones I've seen have the caution on them not to use with potable water. In addition, I'd be afraid to keep under constant pressure from hydrant as used in RV. My wife had to have one for gardening and after a few uses, it doesn't contract like it did when new. I think they are a gadget that sounds cool but not useful for constant use.
The green ones are a copy of the real blue ones and the green ones don't hold up or retract after a few uses. My DW bought one of the green ones, after about 5 uses it sprung a leak.
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Thanks so much - saves me that expense as I was really thinking about getting one!
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We have two, the yellow/green green type. Wife brought them home in a bag, I was so happy it was not a stray cat that I have been using them compulsively every since.

I like them and will get two for the MH. I have no idea if they work as advertised, but they are light, maneuverable, easy to coil, take up little room and so far dependable.

Longevity, well, we shall see?
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I bought 2 of them and within a few days they developed pin hole leaks in them. I returned them. Vinyl/rubber hoses take way more abuse and last way longer.

Call me Old School !
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The potable water warning is about the lead in the plastic. more of our risk averse society. How many of you have a house more than 15 years old? Copper pipes with lead solder - and that water tends to sit in long pipes and leach tiny quantiites of lead until you get it flowing again.

Noting to worry about.
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I bought a 25 ft. hose for vehicle washing. I tried it once and liked it but the hose was too short. I took it back to Walmart and got the 50 ft. hose. It is so easy to store! Looking forward to much use from my new hose.
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They are a piece of junk !!! Bought three, the ends are plastic, after about 5 uses, it comes loose and water flies everywhere. Can't believe these folks that built the thing have not been indicted.
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They are a piece of junk !!! Bought three, the ends are plastic, after about 5 uses, it comes loose and water flies everywhere. Can't believe these folks that built the thing have not been indicted.
If you build it, they will buy it. The real crime is that people believed it would do all they claim. A quick look shows it's cheap swaged fittings on a stretchy rubber tube, not a good combination for long term pressure use.
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