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Flex type hose

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by RT, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. RT

    RT Thread Starter

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    Howdy folks!
    Need to pressure wash my deck and treat it before true winter arrives.
    Pressure washers needs a water hose, and so do I atm.
    So considering, there's several flex type hoses advertised.

    Just wondering if any one has purchased one, and do they really work as advertised.
    That is to say no kinks, it recoils smoothly when not in use, quick connect with no leaks, won't crack in below freezing temps, etc...

    I'm just looking for true user reviews here, and if you have one, would you recommend your purchase?
    And please be brand specific, whether thumbs up or thumbs down :)
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    What is the inside diameter of the hose you are considering? A power washer sucks water out of the hose and the less resistance the better. I have a little AC powered power washer that I tried to use with an old 120-foot garden hose with a 5/8 inch ID and a splice in the middle of it. The washer collapsed the hose every time I turned it on. I ended up buying a 100-foot commercial grade hose with a 3/4 inch ID.
     
  3. RT

    RT Thread Starter

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    Hey there Chuck! :)
    Not sure of the ID, I've been using just your standard garden hose. Which kinks up just fine, and is kind of a hassle to roll up for storage.

    My pressure washer is much like yours, but it's never collapsed the hose. In fact it's a little under powered for deck washing.
    Takes a long time compared to a gasoline fueled washer.

    But was just wondering about these flex hoses that have been advertised on TV that claim no kinks, and when the water pressure is released they self retract into a tidy little bundle for easy storage.
    Sort of like it's got a built in 'slinky' function.

    There have been several brands pitched on TV this year, each claiming to better that "the other brand" :rolleyes: So I'm looking to see if any one here got one and if so how durable it is.
    I can quite see how, over time, the self retract could weaken.
     
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