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Roll Up Garden Hoses in Figure Eights

By Boopaints
August 13, 2011

Roll your garden hoses up in figure eights for the fewest kinks.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2011 7:16 PM CST
I did not know about this tip. I will test it out tomorrow. Already finished for today. Wonder why that works better?
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quietyard
Aug 12, 2011 7:23 PM CST
My hose absolutely hates me. Thumbs down If I could get it to go in figure eights I would gladly try this, but I have lost all control of my hose. Blinking The kinks and pinches are reproducing themselves. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aguane
Aug 12, 2011 7:30 PM CST
I keep mine in one of those roll up boxes that attaches to the spigot. This is a trick tip I have never heard of.

Boo I bet this technique didn't help with that monster hose I gave to you a year ago!!!!
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Bubbles
Aug 12, 2011 7:30 PM CST
By the time I rolled my hose into those neat little figure 8s, the grass would be dry and it would be time to water again! I know you're trying to trick me, but I'll try it tomorrow! Good tip!
Name: josephine
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frostweed
Aug 12, 2011 7:35 PM CST
I am the worst hose roller in the world, that is why I have a hose cart that rolls it up neatly. Smiling
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patrob
Aug 12, 2011 8:15 PM CST
Absolutely hate hoses. Also hate the estimate the former landscaper gave me for an irrigation system. Crying
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sallyg
Aug 12, 2011 9:48 PM CST
Sounds cool. I hope it helps our new Craftsman hose (grey with a red stripe) that has kinked fron day one! grr...
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Aguane
Aug 12, 2011 9:57 PM CST
I have 2 Goodyear (made in U.S.A) 50 ft hoses and they do not kink. I love them. I think I bought them at Home Depot.
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Boopaints
Aug 12, 2011 10:08 PM CST
I promise this helps certain hoses...I tend to leave mine in a heap but it's a very good hose and doesn't kink. For the cheaper ones, this works better if you don't have a reel.

Susie, that was the hose from you know where. Thumbs down
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2011 10:11 PM CST
Bubbles said:By the time I rolled my hose into those neat little figure 8s, the grass would be dry and it would be time to water again! I know you're trying to trick me, but I'll try it tomorrow! Good tip!

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Boopaints
Aug 12, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I used to buy those cheapie hoes at the discount stores...the figure eight works.
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KyWoods
Aug 12, 2011 10:26 PM CST
Hmm, interesting...I will try that, thanks! We are too lazy to roll it up on the holder, lol!
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Aguane
Aug 12, 2011 10:35 PM CST
Here in summer months of 110 -115 degrees there are reasons to roll up the hose in the covered box other than just being tidy.... the sun will eat the hose over time. It will disintegrate!
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kevin51
Aug 12, 2011 10:59 PM CST
This is my greatest pet peeve: kinked garden hoses. I'm sure there must be many on the market that diminishes this )&_)^) problem but they might be too much out of my reach financially. The figure-of-eight sounds like a great idea. Thanks, Lee

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vic
Aug 13, 2011 2:39 AM CST
Great idea! Thank you! Thumbs up
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dahlianut
Aug 13, 2011 6:30 AM CST
One of my hoses lurks in the grass and leaps up and attacks me when I give it a yank. I call it 'Nessie' after the Loch Ness monster. I wonder if it will let me make 8s with it. Probably not Glare
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gingin
Aug 13, 2011 11:31 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing at Linda....I do believe our hoses came from the same gene pool. Whistling I drag 5 around and most are multible.
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Sheila_FW
Aug 13, 2011 11:36 AM CST
I have seen maintenance guys do that with extension cords, never thought about doing it with a hose...good tip.
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Boopaints
Aug 13, 2011 11:56 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks
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quietyard
Aug 13, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Ginger if your hose is a Swan (soft and supple, America's finest hose ) Angry they are from the same gene pool ! Thumbs down These are heavy duty with a life time warranty. Rolling my eyes. I have had the manufacturer refund one already and I am about ready to request another. The current Swan hose I had only a few months when the insides just came lose from the outside cover and plugged the end so no water would come out. These are made in the USA and sold at Lowes. Very frustrating. I also have been attacked Dahlianut when giving my hose a hank. I have Nessie #2. Rolling on the floor laughing
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