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    The spouse bought me one of these as a gag gift. This winter when the horses needed to be watered it turned out to be the easiest thing to use. 100' of regular hoses needed to either be drained or brought into the house to be thawed. The inflated hoses weighed next to nothing and fit in a 5 gallon plastic bucket. Turned out to be the right tool for the job.

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    Those hoses work better if you insert a viagra pill into the end before connecting to the water faucet. They will expand more and allow more volume of water to flow.
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    You still need the pressure to get it pumped up. What's the fix for that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Forest View Post
    Those hoses work better if you insert a viagra pill into the end before connecting to the water faucet. They will expand more and allow more volume of water to flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atty View Post
    You still need the pressure to get it pumped up. What's the fix for that?
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    Paul A, I don't think quick connects on a pocket hose are a good idea. We burst another 'cause the hose nozzle was turned off and evidently the tap had a leak big enough over time to fill the hose with full pressure. Split in the middle, no good way to fix that.i suppose QC's could still be used as long as something is allowing the hose to freely empty. Regards, Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Fisher View Post
    Paul A, I don't think quick connects on a pocket hose are a good idea. We burst another 'cause the hose nozzle was turned off and evidently the tap had a leak big enough over time to fill the hose with full pressure. Split in the middle, no good way to fix that.i suppose QC's could still be used as long as something is allowing the hose to freely empty. Regards, Bob.
    The solution to a poorly manufactured product? Take a trip to any HomeDee, probably Loews and Manards too and you'll see a pile of failed pocket hoses that have been returned for refund. Have them add yours to the ever growing pile. No receipt? No problem at HomeDee.
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    After two weeks of use ours sprung a leak. I didn't get a chance to evaluate my duct tape fix of that because the connector popped off and we hauled it back to Walmart where my wife had bought it.

    This morning I got an email from OSH advertising a "40' Expandable Hydro-Hose" for $29.97 ($10 more than the as-seen-on-tv pocket hose).

    I wonder if someone has caught on and, realizing the concept is a good one, had some Chinese factory make one that's slightly more durable. (For the record, I didn't wonder long.)

    For the fashion conscious, it's available in floral, cheetah, ladybug and camouflage designs. Hmm, camo hose and power lawnmower - a marriage made in heaven.
    Regards, Marv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Fisher View Post
    My wife bought one of those hoses that shrink when the water is off. Didn't last long. .
    Thanks for the warning............. My aunt that that they were the greatest thing since sliced bread and asked my opinion on them.
    I can now properly advise her on them.

    JL.......................

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    "You still need the pressure to get it pumped up. What's the fix for that?"

    Have you tried putting a female hose next to it?

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