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Old 03-22-2019, 04:20 AM
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I love them!

This one has a lifetime warranty! Order on Amazon so you have an online receipt. When it blows, and it will after a couple year, you get a new one!

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Old 03-22-2019, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Gnrphil View Post
I've got a couple of these, they're not expandable but light weight and very easy to handle.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zero-G-5-8-...ose/1000168059
These are good hoses, I have 3 at home and 1 for the boat. My wife loves them for watering flowers, she hates dragging the heavy hoses all around the yard. She kept buying those expandable hoses, I got tired of throwing them away.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:39 AM
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How well do these hoses do on concrete? It seems the outer fabric would wear? I have a large concrete area and driveway behind my house and I'm constantly dragging my garden hoses across the concrete.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:42 AM
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Costco has one I may try if only because of the Costco return policy
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:56 AM
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I have 3 of the Zero-G hoses: 1 on the dock, 1 in the yard, and 1 in the garage. The 1 on the dock I leave out year-round through the winter in Jersey and have had 0 issues.
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:09 AM
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I have had a zero g for a few years and it works great.

As as far as tearing on the dock, if your the type of person that yanks on things when they get hung up then it’s prob not for you.

One issue sue I have had is around the corrosion of the aluminum fitting with brass. I bought an adapter which solved this but i would not advise leaving aluminum and brass coupled together.
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Bassmantweed View Post

One issue sue I have had is around the corrosion of the aluminum fitting with brass. I bought an adapter which solved this but i would not advise leaving aluminum and brass coupled together.
I should have mentioned this as I have had the same issue. What adapter did you order?
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:14 AM
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I bought a bunch of the original 50' ones on clearance at the dollar store.
Discovered that leaving them in the sun destroys them. But since storing in a compartment, they have been great! Hard to complain, for $1

After using these, I will probably never go back to the stiff, coil-monsters I've used in the past. These are soft, light, and work great.
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:46 AM
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I bought this one after some of the el cheapos just went to crap. This one has held up nicely.
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/yacht...iABEgKCyPD_BwE
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:59 PM
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Regular Zero G or Marine/RV Zero G?
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sclancy View Post
Regular Zero G or Marine/RV Zero G?
Regular unless you need it to be "Drinking Water Safe".
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by surf1729 View Post
I should have mentioned this as I have had the same issue. What adapter did you order?
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i needed a 90 degree to attach to my raw water wash down. I just leave this on the hose and I’m sure it is stuck but the other end is good.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:51 PM
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I have learn a few things about owning a boat and living in Florida on a saltwater canal concerning Hoses:

1. Never leave any hose with a metal fitting permanently attached to your spigot because you will be replacing the spigot within a year if you need to remove the hose. They corrode together permanently.
2. Hose reels suck. There are NONE that are good.
3. *Good* rubber hose is expensive and heavy. The sun will ruin them just like pocket hoses, so they have to be stored which leads back to point #2
4. Pocket hoses are small enough to be conveniently stored in the boat on in a very small dock box.
5. Pocket hoses are easy to get all the water out - just wrap them up around your arm like an extension cord and all the water leaves as you wrap.
6. Pocket hoses rarely kink.
7. I have found the "Brass Bullet" pocket hose to be the strongest. Big Lots, Ollies, etc have 100' lengths for $30 or less.
8. I will happily buy a new pocket hose every 3 months before buying a rubber hose that lasts forever.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:36 PM
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Zero G all the way.. with a warranty that Lowes will honor so save your BOX

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zero-G-5-8-...ose/1000168059
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