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hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 19, 2006 09:34PM
I've looked at these things for years but never got one. Do they work well?
dave

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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 19, 2006 09:40PM
Isn't that paris Hilton's nickname?

I bought one like that at Lowes. It was too flimsy and it wasn't going to stand up to repeated use. I took it back
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 19, 2006 10:31PM
Most guys LOVE hose hideaway. . .da ladies. . .not so much. . .

grinning smiley



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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 19, 2006 10:34PM
If you get a hose reel, not the hidey kind, get a metal one. The plastic ones are too flimsy and will break or freeze and burst.





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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: SteveO
Date: February 19, 2006 10:48PM
I got the hidey plastic one like in the pic above...it makes rolling up the hose a helluva lot neater and faster.

Good one, Lux!
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: February 19, 2006 11:05PM
I have two of them and like them pretty well. If you use cheap vinyl hose it will collapse and restrict water flow. If you buy one, you might consider getting the kind that works like a fishing reel to distribute the hose on the reel.
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 20, 2006 12:26AM
Got a plastic one from Sears, it lasted a couple months. Plastic is not strong enough for the job.
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 20, 2006 12:49AM
Where do you get a metal one?

dave
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 20, 2006 05:06AM
I have one, not from that manufacturer who product is shown above, but another one and it works very well. The gearing that controls the hose distribution is solid and works evenly, I've had three hoses in the thing. Two hoses work the best, as three get a bit unwiedly. Plastic does not necessarily equate cheap, ours uses a very durable high-strenght plastic, we've had the reel for about 4 years now.
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: Furiously Stylish
Date: February 20, 2006 06:16AM
The neighbor has what looks to be that exact one. It works well.
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: Stavs
Date: February 20, 2006 06:22AM
I bouyght one like the one you have in the pic. I hated it, but it was cheap. I took it back and got a better one by Ames. I am now very happy with how my hose collects smiling smiley

Stavs
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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: February 20, 2006 07:23AM
The one in the original post is the one that I have and it's fine. No issues.



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Re: hose hideaway, do you like them?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 20, 2006 10:27AM
I have the exact one. It's been sitting outside my house, full of cheap hose, for four years now. I empty the hose out before winter sets in (NE Ohio, 10 below with wind chill last night), and disconnect it from the faucet (which is a freezeproof sillcock design).

It is important to note:

You cannot expect a plastic reel to survive having to pull 50 pounds of full hose with a sprinkler attached to it through thick grass and weeds. It will cave on you. Hence the complaints above. I use quick-connects (brass) on the hose and the attachments. Turn off the hose, go to the end, unplug it, reel the hose in. It empties itself as it goes. Sometimes I have to pull the hose in with me.

With a metal reel, you just put a long handle on it and crank away. If you don't want to walk back and forth to unplug stuff, get a metal reel.
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