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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 9, 2017 10:25 AM CST
I think this might be a great investment! Just think of the ease of use!
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Name: Jeanne
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gardenglassgems
Feb 9, 2017 10:41 AM CST
It does look interesting but not sure how long it is. A lot of my beds are a long ways from the outside water source so I usually have to put several hoses together to reach where I want to water.

Thanks for the link.
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RpR
Feb 9, 2017 10:43 AM CST
Well, how many yards of hose does it hold.
What is the maximum diameter hose it will hold, or do you have to buy only their hose?

I do believe for some people that may be the cats meow but I have used plastic quick change connectors before and they wear out fairly quickly.
I do like the multiple brackets part though, good idea. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 9, 2017 1:52 PM CST
62 ft
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Name: Rick Moses
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RickM
Feb 9, 2017 2:26 PM CST
The included hose is 65 feet in length, plus a 5 1/2 foot connecting leader hose.. But at $100 (on Amazon), I don't think I'll be buying one anytime soon. Plus, it weighs almost 27 pounds.

From what I gather, the rewind mechanism is similar to that in a window shade. When you pull the hose out, the spring tightens. When you're done, a tug is supposed to release the lock and automatically rewind the hose into the housing. Now, how often do your window shades get stuck?

Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 10, 2017 8:10 PM CST
We were in Costco the other day, and DH found a hose he was sure I'd love. I hate nearly all hoses. They are evil, torture whips that kink, ruin my clothes, and don't know their "place." The ONLY reasons I agreed was that it was in Costco, the box promised a 5 yr guarantee, 100 ft., 5/8" diameter, lightweight, tough, kink-free, and $39.
I've been using it for about a month, and so far, I love it. I have a spot by the spigot that I can wind it up while there's still a little water in it. It doesn't shrink itself up like the four "green things" I threw away as they exploded.
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DomehomeDee
Feb 10, 2017 8:19 PM CST
http://www.metalgardenhose.com...
Check this hose out, anyone have any experience with "metal" hoses?
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 10, 2017 9:40 PM CST
I wonder how hot the metal hose gets in the sun?
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Feb 10, 2017 10:16 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:I wonder how hot the metal hose gets in the sun?

My thoughts exactly ~ spoken like someone who lives in the south! Hilarious!

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Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
Feb 11, 2017 1:26 AM CST
Years ago, I bought industrial-duty hose and placed it from my house spigot to the garden along the fence. 10 years and no problems. It seems as good as buried pipe.

From there, I have 2-way attachments. One for the garden, one for the back lawn.
Name: Rick Moses
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RickM
Feb 11, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Being stainless steel, it should reflect the sun quite well. My question is what's the diameter of the hose? I wonder if it's 1/2" or 5/8"?
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 11, 2017 11:26 AM CST
I'm still intrigued by the expesive house that i plan to move from place to place. The worst trouble i have with all my hoses is the weight and rewinding them. As they become brittle in our heat over time, the job becomes even more difficult for me.

@RickM The ad in the link for the metal hose says it's 5/8". But anything metal in the South will heat up like a hot iron and most likely melt whatever it touches. And that's in the shade!

The last hose we bought at Sam's at least 15 years ago. It finally needs replacing. We've cut it and repaired it in so many spots that it's 100 ft. length is probably down to 60 ft! It was great all these years But the biggest trouble I've had in its life time is its weight. It is still so hard to turn into the hose reel.

@Bubbles I like my new collaspsing hose in the greenhouse. I've had it almost a year. It has brass fittings and a cover that seems to last through our heat. It did very well through the recent freezes. But it's a pain to wrap! It twists and tangles. What do you use to store yours? A reel? The specific bucket-like holders they make for them?



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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 11, 2017 4:45 PM CST
I just hang it on the side of the fireplace chimney right now. I have a large flat pot that I'll wind it into when it warms up. I apologize for the green chimney. We're getting ready to have the house painted and I'm not power washing it, waiting for painters to do it this time. BTW, it doesn't shrink up like the green ones. It's very light weight too.
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Name: greene
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Feb 11, 2017 5:07 PM CST
These new hoses look interesting. Thumbs up Wish I could give them a try. But... Sighing! since I am on a limited budget I usually pick up hoses when folks discard them as trash. Most of the time there is nothing wrong with the hose. But, even if there is a small leak, it is easily repaired with the hose repair thingies - I buy those at end of season when they are on clearance.

I did manage to buy a HandiHose at the Goodwill a few weeks back. Wow. What a bargain. The hose is similar to fire hose. I paid about $3 for this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJV6XBI/

Our yard is about 400 feet deep and, whew, that's a lot of hose. The HandiHose is something I can easily carry out back, attach to the existing hose, and water the far away places in the yard.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 11, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Wow! That was a good find!
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UrbanWild
Feb 11, 2017 5:56 PM CST
DomehomeDee said:http://www.metalgardenhose.com/
Check this hose out, anyone have any experience with "metal" hoses?


I saw a commercial for this and was intrigued. I am normally suspicious of the as seen on TV stuff.They say cool to the touch but even regular hoses can get very warm and the water in them uncomfortably hot. However, in my area stainless is required for gas, and highly recommended for water supply line. I would love to test a 100 footer for a month or two.

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Name: Rick Moses
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RickM
Feb 11, 2017 6:41 PM CST
I TOTALLY missed the size info. I guess I need to get some glasses for my glasses. Rolling on the floor laughing

I understand about dragging hoses and the limited budget thing. over the passed several years, I've actually run a semi-permanent hose to the side of the house and to one side of the 'back 40'. The one on the side is tucked under mulch most of the way and goes to a post with a splitter on it. One tap is for a side-yard hose and the other for the front yard hose.

The hose that runs to the back 40 is actually buried in dirt/mulch/rock on it's way to the back.

This year, I'm going to do the same sort of thing for the other side of the house and back 40.

I've ofter though about putting in a sprinkler system, but since I hit rock about 3-4 inches below the surface, that's just not doable.

Gardening is fun. Getting old... not so much Sighing!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 11, 2017 9:32 PM CST
@RickM. I did the whole bury-the-hose trick too. It works out nicely. I went ahead and bought one of those stick-in-the-ground combination spigot and hose holder for the end of it and added a twin manifold. So now I have real control in the "Back 40"; a sprinkler head and a free hose for that part of the yard.

Our back yard is not large, it just curves sharply. It's L-shaped. Imagine pulling hoses around the curves. Yeah, I damaged a lot bringing the hose out and reeling it back in. I buried the hose perimeter 20 years ago and it's doing fine even though I didn't encase it in PVC or anything at all. Maybe I should have because I am too old to bury it again or repair it!

In the front, I have a hose laid along the walk way and into the bed, buried and coming up in the corner of the lawn. I have two rain birds attached. That's my sprinkler "system". Seems we are the only ones without onein the neighborhood . But I know why. The water main is on the opposite side of the driveway and they would have to run quite a bit of PVC through the back yard, coming around to the front yard on the other side. I was told they don't dig underneath driveways any more. The hose system works well. Thumbs up

I am just trying to make life in the garden easy for me for the coming years.

@Bubbles Interesting lightweight hose that doesn't shrink up. That is my only issue with the ones I have.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 12, 2017 7:45 AM CST
@ShadyGreenThumb Well, in looking at the box, DH discovered it has an aluminum coupling warning. 'Need to disconnect from the faucet a minimum of three times a year to keep it from corroding and fusing to the faucet. Thumbs down I had shown DH a thread on NGA about the aluminum couplings last year. Neither of us saw the teeny warning on the box until I took a pic of the box to post here.

I still think it'll be better than what we have now. I'm sure I'll be moving the new hose around to different faucets enough all summer.
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Name: Rick Moses
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RickM
Feb 12, 2017 8:45 AM CST
I hit all of the fittings with WD40 at the beginning and end of the growing season and several times during. It keeps things working nicely.

@ShadyGreenThumb , we're looking to have our driveway replaced wither this summer or next. when they remove the old drive, I'm hoping to run two 3/4-1 inch lines under it before the new asphalt goes in. One line will be for water and the other for power. Of course, the way my luck runs anymore, I"ll be working and they'll finish stripping and start laying the new stuff the same day. That's what happened when we had our bathrooms re-done a couple of years ago. They ripped out the old and had new wall up the same day while I was at work. I was hoping to get some internal wiring done while the walls were open. They worked way to fast and things were all sealed up before I got home. Sighing!

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