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Old 08-01-2014, 07:01 AM   #1
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New Expandable water hose

Has anyone tried the new expanding and contracting water hoses ? They have my attention, as the "guaranteed non-kinking" white ones with the pretty blue line has caused me to use unimaginably bad language.

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Old 08-01-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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Don't use it for fresh water that's what the white ones are for.

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Old 08-01-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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I tried one and it busted as soon as I turned the water on. It is just a paper thin plastic tube inside the slinky looking cover. It is really a cheap piece of junk! Thankfully I purchased it locally and when I returned it she said they get a lot of them back.

There is no way one could be used under constant pressure. If you are having fresh water hose kinking problem, Walmart is now selling the CAMCO non- kink fresh water hoses.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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^^ What they said. Plus, be careful of the quality of the hose. My neighbor had one, or should I say three he got from the local big box store. Seems they could not handle the water pressure from his hose bib. They would work ok for a day or two and then a weak spot would show, it would balloon out and quickly pop. He took them back a couple of times to be exchanged for new. Now he has a standard hose hooked up to his hose bib. Some have claims on the box that they are "new and improved". Hmm.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:55 AM   #5
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The DW has two she uses constantly around the house, (S&B) and Loves them !!! No probs yet....
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:57 AM   #6
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Monkey...can you ask DW what model she is using of that hose that she likes?
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I think it says right on the box " Not for drinking water"..
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:10 AM   #8
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When traveling, I use the canvas type that flattens when empty. It takes up no room and works well. They only last about a year; they don't like being under pressure too long. When we are going to be somewhere for a week or more I switch to the white one with the pretty blue line.
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I bought two expandable hoses at SAMs club early this spring, so far no problems they are great for washing the mh especially getting on the roof they are very lite and easy to pull around objects, I don't leave hoses out in the sun especially under pressure, even our fresh water hose I fill the tank and put the hose back in the basement, hot hoses under pressure turn into twenty five foot water balloons just before they blow.
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Had one of the green ones. Leaked and didn't last long but really liked it. I see the new and improved models at Walmart but no way am I spending another $30 for one.
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This is what I use, coils up compactly for storage, long lasting
and very high quality.

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

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I bought the one made by Dap with the brass fittings. So far so good! It's a LOT easier to store than the old bulky hose. I don't use it for freshwater, just for flushing the black tank and other odds and ends!
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I also have one I use for back flushing and other temporary things. Easy to store and manage. Do not use for your fresh water, that's what the fancy white ones are for.

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