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I'm tired of buying hoses

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  • #21
    Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
    I have some craftsman hoses that I bought in the 1980s that are still perfectly intact. They are blue, rubber and have ten sides instead of being round. I did some research and have come to believe that they were manufactured by a hose company called Apex. Look for rubber hoses with ten sides and you'll find the best hoses on the market. They are pricey and heavy but will last forever. There is a company called Dramm that still makes the ten sided rubber hoses. Apex may as well--they do. It's called their industrial duty hose and can be used with both hot and cold water.

    Black and Decker/Stanley/Dewalt bought the Craftsman tool line. Whether they bought the hose line as well is a very good question.
    I have a black craftsman hose that is over 25 years old and still perfect. Last year I bought a hose at TSC that I don’t remember the brand of right now. I really like it during the winter because it stays flexible, but during the summer it can kink for the same reason. Next time, I’m buying a Flexzilla. I love their fluorescent colors and the fact that it says Flexzilla on it! I mean who wouldn’t want one? LOL
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


    • #22
      Hmmm, splitrockfarmnc your zero g might have been an individual defect ( which sucks). I've got 2 on year 2, one at the barn (used and abused) and one at home... Mostly just used (So. Many. Plants) but not as abused as the barn one. I've lost count of the times I've left the frost free pump on all night and that hose on max pressure. I even brilliantly left it on on a below freezing night cuz I'm smart like that. The gasket on the attached nozzle connector was shot but the hose is fine.
      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


      • #23
        I swear by the Stanley Fat Max hoses - yellow as well so perhaps related to those Craftsmans?

        Whatever you buy make sure if you are using it to fill water buckets that it is drinking water safe! A lot of hoses have a small warning - toxic chemicals!


        • #24
          4LeafCloverFarm I am

          Professional hose from Sam's Club. We have 2, 5+ years now, 1 at the barn,1 at the house, and they've lived outside year 'round without problems. Lifetime warranty - the very first one we actually had to take back about 6 months later as it cracked at the hose connection, no problem exchanging it, and it just must have been a one-off defect.

          Sadly, I doubt anything from the Craftsman of today is anything like it was 20+ years ago The riding mower we had certainly wasn't!
          The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET


          • Original Poster

            Thanks all for your responses. I have used Zero G (lasted < 1 year) and a similar flat hose. I have used the never kink heavy duty hoses (so freakin heavy!). That one has lasted a couple years but only because I have repaired it.

            I'm gonna try one of the flexzilla hoses and see how that does.

            FWIW we're not even that hard on them. I have a hose boom for the wash stall so they never get stepped on. One of the hoses does get sun for half the day, but seriously I must just live in a hose-sucking vortex.

            Thanks all for your responses.
            From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


            • #26
              I read the title as being tired of buying horses and I was trying to figure out how someone could be tired of buying horses. But, I get it now! Hoses. You're talking about hoses!