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Topic # 225659 29-Nov-2017 10:10
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Looking for a good quality garden hose, on a reel would be a bonus so we can move it around.

 

Can anyone recommend one?

 

 

 

We bought one on sale recently, but it kinks when you look at it!


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  Reply # 1909445 29-Nov-2017 11:27
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Watching this. Cheap hoses that kink need to go onto that thread of "small things that annoy me"...

 

 


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  Reply # 1909450 29-Nov-2017 11:35
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I bought one of  these 3 years ago. Never kinked on me. Fits on a reel I can move around.  Great hose.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1909451 29-Nov-2017 11:36
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You can buy kink free hoses . Try bunnings etc


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  Reply # 1909452 29-Nov-2017 11:37
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I bought 3 Gardena hoses the last was 30m non kink value of 8, cant recall what the other two were, but they dont kink, which is great. They are stiffer, but feel normal to handle, but when it wants to kink it rolls over. They are in 15m and 30m lengths. Cant recall if they come in reels also, probably do. I heard that reels leak quite soon as the O ring rotates when the reel is unwound and re wound. I bought 2 cheap reels as I will just use them for storage, to avoid twisting.

 

 

 

Edot, re above, I got mine from Mitre 10 but Im sure they are at both


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  Reply # 1909453 29-Nov-2017 11:38
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Drives me nuts when people tangle up hoses and reels solve that problem for me. 


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  Reply # 1909509 29-Nov-2017 12:36
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We have gardena superflex hose and it doesn't kink.

 

If I was buying again I would splash out on the level-wind hose reel.  With the basic reels it's too easy for the hose to fall between the handle and spool. 





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  Reply # 1909514 29-Nov-2017 12:40
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What is your water pressure like at the hose tap?

 

I'm in Johnsonville in Wellington and for whatever reason, the water pressure at the tap is quite strong. So strong, that if the tap is turned full on, it'll either blow the hose off the connector or split the hose. Hose is a knitted type, can't remember the brand, had it for years.


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  Reply # 1909524 29-Nov-2017 12:49
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We have two taps at home (Nelson).  One up stream of the pressure-reducer and one downstream of it.

 

Definitely a noticeable difference between the two.  But neither could split a hose.  The superflex hose doesn't split at the marina which has seriously powerful 19mm taps, which I attach a 19-13 adaptor and 13mm hose to.

 

Your water pressure sounds extreme, perhaps you should have a pressure reducing valve installed.





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  Reply # 1909529 29-Nov-2017 12:52
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

What is your water pressure like at the hose tap?

 

I'm in Johnsonville in Wellington and for whatever reason, the water pressure at the tap is quite strong. So strong, that if the tap is turned full on, it'll either blow the hose off the connector or split the hose. Hose is a knitted type, can't remember the brand, had it for years.

 

 

Doesn't matter if you turn on the tap full or just crack it open a fraction - if the other end of the hose is shut off by your nozzle you'll soon have full pressure in the hose...

 

I've had similar issues with our hoses... which makes me think that our issues with low water pressure are actually not low pressure but a constricted supply pipe. Must find a pressure gauge to confirm that...

 

I think a high quality hose and connectors should sort out your issues though.


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  Reply # 1909536 29-Nov-2017 12:58
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Gardena is a good brand. Don't buy a cheap reel, they rust or break. Good reel is $50 to $100, from memory - the $20 ones are a pain to use as well.





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  Reply # 1909538 29-Nov-2017 12:59
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Can you get the levelwind hose reels are Bunnings or Mitre10?

 

 

 

Looking at a Gardenia Superflex hose, with 15% price beat from Bunnings it comes down to $92


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  Reply # 1909540 29-Nov-2017 13:03
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I've not managed to find a local supplier yet. You can bet they'll be heavy as.

 

 




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  Reply # 1909545 29-Nov-2017 13:09
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This one comes with an autotrack hose guide, not sure on the hose quality though

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/nylex-foot-pedal-hose-reel-30m_p03110803

 

 


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  Reply # 1909547 29-Nov-2017 13:10
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Yeah saw that too, but the picture shows a pretty uneven wind so I wonder if that "autotrack guide" meant something else?

 

 


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  Reply # 1910684 29-Nov-2017 18:19
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I got a rewinding one off 1-day recently. Put it up, works ok. Not blown off the fitting and the sheds outside tap is straight into the 20mm pipe that comes in from the road with full pressure. Actually I think the whole house is like that except for the hot water which has the obligitory reducer for the miss named "mains pressure" hot water.





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