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Old 03-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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Water Hose & Reels


I'll be purchasing 5/8 Rubber Hose to replace 5/8 vinyl type. The vinyl hose is on a hose reel which was left by the former owner.
So my question is: Is there ratings on hose reels as to what type hose can be installed on them?
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I would just test it with the new hose, and I agree the rubber is the way to go.
I got tired of the crap in the 1980s and bought 2 rubber hoses and I still have them
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:02 PM   #3
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Rubber hose is thicker I believe and makes me wonder how this will affect the longevity of a hose reel because of its weight vs vinyl hose. On what I see on the net, is that the manufacturers only give info on the amount of feet their product can hold vinyl hose. Nothing is said about rubber.
I might have to have a backup plan and store the hose the old fashion way.

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Any hose will work on any hose reel.
Your going to find a rubber hose is a lot heavier, I find it a whole easier to shut off the water, and disconnect the nozzle on the end, drag the end of the hose toward the reel then roll it up.
Want I think is a funny story, the lady I live with hated my heavy hoses so she orders one one those lightweight expandable hoses she saw on QVC.
First red flag I see on the directions is "Do not not leave it exposed outside".
It's a garden hose!
Within a year all of them were trashed because of leaks.
Any hose I buy has brass connectors and has a lifetime warranty.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:22 PM   #5
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Do you have a comment on the automatic hose reels that use water for propulsion to pull the hose back in? I have no idea how these work and I think the nozzle would have to be attach for this to occur.
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One more thing to break.
A hand reel will take a whole min. or less to roll up.
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Thanks Joe.
I will stick with the manual type.
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After years of frustration with vinyl - even the 'premium' or heavy duty stuff - I finally bit the bullet and converted to rubber a couple of years ago. It is heavier and doesn't slide as well, and it does take up more space on the reels. I also switched to metal reels (one wall-mount and one on wheels). I found that the plastic ones just didn't last.

Rubber is more expensive. If you have a TSC or farm supply store around, keep an eye on their flyers. The stuff they sell is often better quality than what is sold in box or garden stores. Also, try to look for good solid brass fittings - cheaper stuff crushes too easily like when you drive over them. I know we've all done it.
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Just found this water hose reel info on post # 11 ...... I am not for or against them, as I have never owned one.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f29/retra...7/#post5270905
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Just found this water hose reel info on post # 11 ...... I am not for or against them, as I have never owned one.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f29/retra...7/#post5270905
I checked it out and liked what I saw and the price is right. I just ordered one. However there seems to be a problem with missing hardware as mentioned in the reviews. But after spending over two hours on the net
looking for one with features I wanted; I gave up until I read your reply.
If hardware is missing , I can ask Best Choice Products to replace them or do it my self.
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Any hose I buy has brass connectors and has a lifetime warranty.
Me too Joe. My problem is I bought Craftsman hoses. Lifetime guarantee but it may take me a lifetime to find a Sears store that is open if I need to return one.
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Me too Joe. My problem is I bought Craftsman hoses. Lifetime guarantee but it may take me a lifetime to find a Sears store that is open if I need to return one.
The guarantee depends on who is defining lifetime too. When a product is broken it is easy to see it is at the end of life
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I have 10+ years on a Craftsman rubber hose.
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I have 10+ years on a Craftsman rubber hose.
Mine are 30 years old. My son had one the junk pile because it was leaking at the fitting to the spigot. I changed the washer.
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The rubber hose is less stiff etc..

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