Concertina hose

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  1. Melvin

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    Im considering buying one of these as I've found one on Amazon 100ft. For 12.95 ,I know it's not food grade but I'm not bothered as I've havnt used food grade for years . Does anyone know how successful this type of hose is or do they puncture very quickly.
     
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    Used one for two years bril
     
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    I bought one on Fleetwood market in July 2013 (X hose clone, not the real thing) on the grounds it would take up less space and be easier to roll away than the cassette hose we had. It was OK for a couple of years but got progressively worse with kinking (which they are not supposed to do) in the last half of last year. I finally binned it a few weeks ago and have gone back to the cassette hose it replaced. It didn't leak though :)
     
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    can't seem to find it at that price on Amazon..

    do you have a link please ?
     
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    I have used one for couple of years no problems
     
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    Likewise we have used one that expands to 100 ft for a couple of years. No problem but I do ensure I flush it well before putting water in the tank as we do drink the water.
     
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    This one perhaps?
     
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    good idea.. that would be my advice..

    If used for drinking it needs a really good flush .. a smooth bore hose drains as you coil it up.. this one won't.. so that leaves water trapped that could harbour bacteria.. Flushing also gets rid of any leached chemicals from the plastic.. which is the main reason I wouldn't use..

    I use Clear PVC Braided Hose - Food Grade, as used in the food industry, it is quite bulky .. but I have plenty of space to store..

    I can see the advantage of a concertina hose if space is at a premium..
     
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    I have had a couple of these expandable hoses previously including from Amazon, I would just be careful as on two occasions the hoses have split (once leaving me completely soaked). I finally paid the extra for an X-Hose (you can tell the difference in quality) and have had it for 2 years now and it is still going stong. I always flush it through before filling the FW tank and only use it for this purpose and always hang it to dry once finished, never had a problem not having a food quality hose and we also drink the water.
     
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