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I'm considering buying a coiled garden hose, as I'm very bad at keeping kinks out of the usual kind. Does anyone have advice on what to buy?




  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Hi Maureen instead of buying a coiled hose try using an old tyre rim and coiling an ordinary hose around it - that ll keep the kinks out of it Works for us !

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I hate my coiled hose, it still develops kinks and I also manage to trip over it too. It does not seem to stretch very far and can never be left unattended as it seems to move all by itself.

  • Hi, we used a (borrowed) coiled hose for a while & also found it easy to trip over & it didn't stretch as far as it should either.

    When we bought our own new one last year we opted for one advertised as "non-kink," (has a stripe down it) - so far so good image.   Strangely we haven't used it much lately........

  • Maureen3Maureen3 Posts: 9

    Thank you all for your helpful replies - it seems that coiled hoses are not the answer. I'd try the tyre rim, but as neither I nor my partner drive it may be hard to find one. I'll have a look for the non-kink variety, but as you say Jeannie, it really isn't urgent, I'm a born optimist however and the sun is bound to come out soon image.

  • jatnikapyarjatnikapyar Posts: 419

    Hi Maureen, coiled hoses are a nightmare. you don't have to be a driver to acquire a  tyre rim. Try your local motor garage or tyre dealer

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,399

    I bought a non kink one the year we moved to Belgium - 1991.  It has its own stand and reel and has only just started to kink a bit but then it is getting on and does get left out in all weathers including heavy winter frosts and snow when I forget to bring it in.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Maureen3Maureen3 Posts: 9

    Do those of you who have non-kink hoses have any recommendations? Does Hozelock do one?

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Cheap and cheerful.  Aldi's your best bet.

  • Can't remember what make ours is; very likely Hozelock, it's bright green & has 2 narrower yellow stripes.

    Why can't someone make the fittings "fit" - they all drip when in use image !!

  • Maureen3Maureen3 Posts: 9

    I agree Jeannie, they drip, or the sprayer shoots off and your feet get soaked.

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