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Old 08-01-2014, 10:30 AM   #15
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I have a cheap green one from Wally Mart that I use at the boat ramp for flushing the motors and hosing down the boat. It made it through last season so I'll see what happens this year.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:03 PM   #16
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I too have the DAP model with the brass fittings. Very easy to use,stores well.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:30 AM   #17
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I haven't yet pulled the trigger because I have yet to see an unequivocal review. It appears there were two problems: the end fittings and the static pressure capacity.

The new DAP units with brass end fittings have solved the cheap plastic problems, but the internal hose still won't hold much static pressure for very long at all. Apparently if they make the internal hose material heavy enough to withstand at least 60-70 psi then it won't shrink up properly.

The one consistency I've seen in reports is that satisfied users use the hose for functions that involve virtually continuous flow-- rinsing, filling, flushing, etc. Those who ask the hose to hold static pressure for any fair length of time seem to be quickly disappointed.
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......the "guaranteed non-kinking" white ones with the pretty blue line has caused me to use unimaginably bad language.

No hose will kink on you if you take a minute to uncoil it.
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The only way I've found to get any life out of them is to use a pressure regulator.


It kept mine alive for a long time, first time unregulated she blew all apart. It was funny as all get out.
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Monkey...can you ask DW what model she is using of that hose that she likes?
Sorry but she doesn't remember the brand,, but it's the "new and improved" one.... I'll look it up.... Got to go mow first.....
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:23 PM   #21
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I have one I use for some jobs, but there is a caution... You hook em up close the valve on the outlet end and they grow as advertised.

Then you toss them across the roof, go up and open the valve to fill the bucket with water (Having already added the spic and span) and they SHRINK as the pressure is relieved. Thankfully, not enough to pull me off the roof, but still.. be aware of it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:28 AM   #22
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Mine lasted about 3 months. I got it mainly to hook up to the black water flush valve and leave it there. It is a 3/8 hose so there was not much pressure and water flow. Took it home to water a flower bed and it didn't last long.
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The only way I've found to get any life out of them is to use a pressure regulator.

It kept mine alive for a long time, first time unregulated she blew all apart. It was funny as all get out.

John, are you talking about your Watts, or one of those inline things preset to about 40psi and also restrict flow?
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I recently purchased a Black one made by DAP from Bed Bath & Beyond, 20% off of $40.

I haven't put water through it yet but I guess I should do that to see if the darn thing leaks like one poster stated.

I bought it to have as a fire fighting tool for my trailer brakes in case they lock up for some reason and overheat.

One member had it happen to him and his FE would not put out the fire. He had to use water to cool the hub down enough so it wouldn't re-flame.

I can think of many other uses for it so if it doesn't leak I will keep it.

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John, are you talking about your Watts, or one of those inline things preset to about 40psi and also restrict flow?

I use my watts, first time without it "there she blows".
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The green ones fail pretty quick especially if you drag them. I have had 3 fail. The black one - dap brand with brass fittings is much better but I've only had it a month so we shall see if it lasts. I use the white potable water hoses only for drinking water ( standard hose)
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Bought the black ones with the brass fitting. Lasted one day on pavement. Little pinholes everywhere.
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Are ya sure that wasn't a soaker hose?

Sorry had to ask.
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Originally Posted by Brian W

Bought the black ones with the brass fitting. Lasted one day on pavement. Little pinholes everywhere.

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Are ya sure that wasn't a soaker hose?

Sorry had to ask.


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