X Hose Hosepipe

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  1. SteveandDenise

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    I have looked at one of these hosepipes.
    Can any one tell me are they as good as they say or are they just a gimmick also there is a big price variation is the more expensive one worth the extra money.
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    S&D
     
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    Dunno what the new ones are like.. The original ones failed at alarming rate though
     
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  3. Steve devon

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    We have two on the motorhome, very good you need good water pressure when they are joined together or they shrivel up! We fill our tanks with them but they are not food graded, so we boil all water before drinking it, I think they are very good
     
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    I used the same type but not the expensive branded one! Last one cost me just £6.99 from B & M bargains. Really like the concept as takes up so little room, and appear to be silicone tubing inside - note however that some on here will advise to keep clear of anything that is not rated as food grade hose, assuming you are wanting it for filling the MH.
     
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    I have one of these hoses and they are quite good they stretch quite away when connected the down side is that the amount of water coming out is reduced compared to a conventional hose I partly solved that by replacing the fittings for better quality ones this did make quite a difference. overall I would recommend them

    John
     
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    we use one can't fault it (y)
     
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    We have one. The inside of it popped off at the end but with a bit of pulling it back up its been repaired back on and working fine.
     
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    Ah, so now I know what my problem is! :crying:

    Anyone got a cheap supply for those little blue tablets.:wink:
     
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    Get a watering can from the pound shop.
     
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    How much did it cost?








    :)
     
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    He wants to fill the tank not water the plants.:D
     
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    Had one for two years as good as new takes a bit longer to fill but for twelve quid excellent
     
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    Got the cheaper version. Join 3 together and can fill up a mile away. Works a treat. Not food grade but we filter all out water. Not had to do a Linford Christie to the little boys room yet so in my book they've been a success .
     
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    We have used them for about 3 years, lightweight, self emptying and of course they extend in length. As someone has said you need reasonable pressure to get best results but beware if the pressure is too high then make sure you close the valve gently or you can get a sudden build up of pressure and result in a burst. As for so called "food safe", unless the hose is charged with water and heated up by the sun for a few hours there is no way a quick fill lasting a few minutes using any hose is going to do you any harm. If it was, it would be banned from use as being far too dangerous. (My opinion of course)
    Can't beat a few lengths of X hose, reaches most parts that others fail to reach!!
     
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    Dose that connect to the tap and keep running (n)
     
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    Hi There I just bought one from B & Q 75ft for filling my tank I’m going to treat it with kid gloves as the reviews don’t seem to be very good, even the instructions say don’t drag it across tarmac, gravel etc. having said that I’m sure if you are careful with it then it should last. I love the concept as others have said it’s so small when empty. Another thing to think about when you release the pressure to fill something or water something the hose tends to retract and if you are at the full extent of the hose it might pull out of the item you are filling especially if you do not have great water pressure. The other good thing is the fittings are universal I think.
    Hope this Helps
    Best Wishes Tony
     
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    Hi I've got 2 which I had to join together when on a CL recently. The pipe ran across the field and was driven over twice by motorhomes whilst 'in flow' with no damage or loss of function.
    regards
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    I use lay flat hose that comes on a nice and easy to wind back reel.
    Got 2 that can be joined together. Abot a tenner each.
    They have had plenty of use in the past 3 years with no leaks, damage etc.
    Food grade a waste of money unless you get EVERY drop of water out of it before storage.
     
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    Agreed.....been saying that for ages.

    The hose will still contain stagnant water when stored harbouring bacteria.
    It could remain there for weeks or even months over winter lay-up.

    I have never used, or intend to use, foodgrade hose.
     
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    The reason there are food grade and non-food grade hoses is nothing to do with biological hazards ( ie bacteria etc) so filtering will make no difference.

    The reason is that garden hoses use plasticisers to keep them flexible and stop them going brittle when used in the sun etc. These plasticisers are not chemically bound to the PVC that the hose is made from so that they can migrate into the water flowing through the hose. These plasticisers have been implicated in cancers, male reproductive problems and a host of other long term medical conditions. Google " Phthalates".

    We have had an X Hose for 3 years now and it is as good as new. One thing to take note of is that the instructions tell you to soak the hose in a bucket of water for 24 hours before use. This removes the blue dye in the cover. If you don't read the instructions - as we did not- you are likely to finish up with blue dye on everything you touch while using the hose when new.
     
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