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Old 04-11-2013, 10:13 AM   #11
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The one I bought absolutely says on the label to store it between uses. If you turn off the adapter, it shrinks up to a smaller size, and keeping it indoors should prolong its life.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #12
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Ok I'll be the guinea pig (or sucker) to go ahead and give it a try.
I found and bought one at a local store last night (50 feet for under $20.00) to see how it is but.... my water's still shut off for the season until it warms up here.
Thank you...I look forward to your review.

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The one I bought absolutely says on the label to store it between uses. If you turn off the adapter, it shrinks up to a smaller size, and keeping it indoors should prolong its life.
...and yours too, biigblueyes.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:02 PM   #13
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The review may be a while in coming. With this mornings sleet freezing things up and the 8 inches expected....
I can't see that door opening anytime soon to squoit a hose out of it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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Geez - and we're whining about our crazy weather - had ANOTHER cold snap last night. . We're gonna have to wear long sleeves AGAIN!
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:38 AM   #15
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Long sleeves...You rat you.
Well I'm sure glad I had stopped at the storage building and brought home the pots and trays to toy around with. I sure would not have been able to get to them now that the ice storm has frozen it shut. All my seeds have planted to get a jump on things so now I can focus on filling the large pots with fresh soil (obviously bought) ~Smirk~ for planting the upcoming patio tomatoes into. They produced quite well in the pots for me last year so decided to plant the three best again this year.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #16
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Can't beat tomatoes you grew yourself.
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Ok and now back to hosing you all down...
Here's the skinny.....

The hose works out just fine.
"I love it" FOR PORCH POT WATERING. Nothing else! It doesn't let the amount of water through as a regular hose does.
The hose diameter IS SKINNY. I looked down through the hole at its end and it's only about 3/16th!!!! I think if I were to turn the water on full force the back up might be too much for the thing to handle and it would end up exploding in time.
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Ok and now back to hosing you all down...
Here's the skinny.....

The hose works out just fine.
"I love it" FOR PORCH POT WATERING. Nothing else! It doesn't let the amount of water through as a regular hose does.
The hose diameter IS SKINNY. I looked down through the hole at its end and it's only about 3/16th!!!! I think if I were to turn the water on full force the back up might be too much for the thing to handle and it would end up exploding in time.
Thanks for the update...I've been wondering what your experience with it would be. I'm glad it is not a total washout.
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I bought one back in April...and it is still working just fine....that being said mine sits coiled, in a plastic irrigation well ready to be used to refill my fountain. I love how easy it is to get it in and out of the well and is has enough pressure to fill my fountain and to keep up with washing off all the mold and other crusties that forms on the fountain structure. I will also admit to a good ten minutes of sheer joy after I first bought it from turning it off and on and watching it snake out when it filled and the watching it shrivel back up once the water flow stopped. I even made other family members come watch although they weren't quite as enthralled as I was....I'm still liking it....but I don't stand around watching it fill and unfill that much anymore...
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #20
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oh no - it lost some of its charm?!?!?!
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