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Has anyone bought an expanding hosepipe. I've had one less than a month and was initially pleased with it but now the inner tube keeps bursting so now is much shorter as I have keep cutting the burst section out.


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    It's a common experience if this forum is anything to go by.   Most people try them once, then go back to using a conventional hose.
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    This is my third year of using a Hoselock one without any problems.
    No connections with the makers.
    SW Scotland
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    They are totally useless imo as they are suppose to expand to 3 times there length which they don't and everyone I know who brought them have nearly all had leaks on the tubing. Possibly the worst invention in years 
  • FireFire Posts: 18,044
    I hear a lot of great reviews.
  • pottiepampottiepam Posts: 203
    Mine was great for about a month then started exploding when the inner tube burst soaking me in the process. I've ordered a supposedly  stronger one so hope I have better luck. 
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  • Rose121Rose121 Posts: 132
    Love mine. But one connector broke and it's non standard, so it's a bit more expensive to replace and the aren't any high quality parts I trust to last longer. 
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    edited June 2018
    I have a Hoselock expandable hose and love it. So much so that I bought a second one. And they do return to the original size when empty. It came in a little plastic box and still goes into it. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • FireFire Posts: 18,044
    I have bought a Hozelock and it is quite wonderful - so light and small. I am being super careful with it, not using the tap on full, not putting any extra pressure on the hose. Fingers crossed.
  • mornementmornement Posts: 1
    Can anyone recommend an expandable hose which is not made in China?
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