Lidl expanding hose

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  1. Manic

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    Saw expanding hose in Lidl Fr today, 14€ for a 15 metre one and wondered if anybody has experience of these.
    Don’t start on about food grade hose, please
     
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    We have one. The end can blow off with too much pressure but its fine really.
     
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    I had one but it started leaking .. don't know why and it a pain to put back. Got a curly plastic one .. was pleased .. until cold weather came and it went rock hard and kept breaking off at the end like peanut brittle. Back to a nice, normal one now .. not plastic .. a sort of flexible rubber which looks like it might last forever ..Very light. (B &Q.
     
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  4. M-J

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    But it’s not food grade :whistle:
     
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    Hozelock do a fabulous quality expanding hoses. Not cheap but last years and don’t fall apart when the taps turned up more than a quarter way on..
     
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    I have 2 from eBay, i assume Lidl type quality and they are very useful, take up less space, more easy to drain down
     
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    I’ve got two of the hozelock type, gives me about 30 mts with each one,,, I rarely have to walk to fill up! Great connections, and easy to roll up and store back in their boxes,, Yes a good bit of kit! I think I paid around £30 each,, Would recommend to anyone!
     
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    Bought ours in Spain 90ft one was €12
     
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    I m sure I only paid a fiver off eBay four our expandable non food grade hose. Had it about 3 years. Far easier overall use Imho. Apart from food transfer of course
     
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    Is it just my mind - or does this sound really rude?:D
     
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    Nope


    Mange tout
     
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    Carry two with me gives me about 35 mitres not the quickest to fill but I recommend them only problem happened once in France too much pressure burst the end but used them for 4/5 years
     
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    Where are you all parking that you need such a long hose to fill?

    I've never been more than 6 feet from a tap at numerous places.
    I carry a 3 metre bit garden hose that takes 2 mins to roll up.
     
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    I have expanding hose and its good, but most of the time my six foot food grade hose is long enough.
     
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    I bought a cheap one but after a month or so I noticed very small black particles in my fresh water tank and it was the inner part of the cheap hose breaking down

    I now have a hozelock one and never had a problem my advise would be put the extra towards it and buy a good quality hozelock one it will last you years

    You get what you pay for
     
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    I bought two from Amazon s couple of years ago. One 15m and one 30m. Both have stop cocks one end and screw connection the other. Put quick connectors on both and I can join them together if needed. Works well for us. Also have 3m and 6m short garden hose coils as well for when I use a moho filling point.
     
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    It’s me - it’s obviously my mind!:D
     
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    I'm not a fan ... we had 2 which we recently took to the tip! They have a slow flow rate compared to a normal hose so filling can take a while and if you're on a 'timed' water tap you can end up with only half of what a normal hose would allow.

    We found that the fittings can eventually leak and to be honest they don't save much space compared to a normal hose if it's wound up well - we have 2 normal hoses, the wound smaller one fits in the centre of the wound larger one and goes pretty flat so can be easily stored.

    If you need to use 2 of them they can also try to 'mate' by curling round each other if you're not careful and are a b*gger to separate! :p
     
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    Are we talking about the same type of hose? These are the ones that expand when there is water pressure in the pipe and shrink down when the pressure is released. The art is to keep some of the pressure in the pipe so they work best when the flow is throttled back a bit, using the valve at the motorhome end. That way they remain expanded and have a good bore and flow rate. I have never had any problem with flow rates with these. And mine are just roughly rolled up and put in the same storage box together. I never have any problems separating them.
     
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