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Need a new hose

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by NeverWinter, Feb 11, 2019 at 11:45 AM.

  1. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,413

    Location: Birmingham

    Need a new hose pipe as the one on my hoselock wall reel is all kinked.

    Is it worth getting one of those anti-kink hoses or just get a new normal pipe?
     
  2. Squid Vicious

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 15, 2015

    Posts: 684

    I'm on my second anti-kink hose - first one lasted 2 years which wasn't long so picked up a hopefully more robust one this time around.

    Really easy to pack away, no kinking and much more flexible in general - if this one dies I'll go back to a decent quality traditional hose though.
     
  3. Haze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,498

    I would just get a normal pipe
     
  4. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 6,845

    Location: Manchester

  5. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,413

    Location: Birmingham

  6. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,428

    Location: Shropshire

    To stop kinks you must straighten out the hose and take any nozzle off the end before winding it up - this allows hose to spin as it's wound in - Every time the wife does it I have to unwind it and do it again.
    If you have a warm sunny day run the hose out and straighten it then leave it for a while to warm up - it will wind in easier.

    I have one of those thick yellow ones and they will kink if you are not careful.
     
  7. bremen1874

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 20, 2008

    Posts: 9,432

    I bought a Gardena hose almost 15 years ago and it's still going strong.

    It's very flexible and doesn't kink. The outside is also very slippery so it doesn't snag on itself.

    They guarantee some of their hoses for 25 years.
     
  8. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,413

    Location: Birmingham

    I moved house and the hose was left by the previous owner.