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June 28, 2018

Heavy Duty Garden Hose

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I don't know how many cheapo 1/2"-diameter versions I went through, a new one every couple years, before deciding enough was enough.

Sure, it costs way more than the cheapos but once you add up their cumulative price + the aggravation of junky, leaky connections and a propensity to kink at the slightest bend, a good quality hose doesn't seem quite as dear.

From websites and my own observations:

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• Male & female threaded couplings

• Working pressure: 125psi (500psi burst)

• 5/8"-diameter moves a lot more water than 1/2"*

• Crimped-on crush-resistant nickel-plated brass ends

• Temperature range: -40ºF to +180ºF (-40ºC to +82ºC)

• Black EPDM** rubber stays flexible in temperature extremes

• 100 feet long means you'll be able to use it pretty much anywhere without having to disconnect and reconnect, always a total pain in the butt once you've finally gotten off yours to do whatever it is you need the hose for

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$85.99.

*In case you forgot your HS math, the cross-sectional areas of the two hoses — calculated by my Crack Math Team©® — are 0.1964 and 0.3069 square inches, making this hose over 50% larger.

**ethylene propylene diene monomer

June 28, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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Sure, it costs way more than the cheapos but once you add up their cumulative price + the aggravation of junky, leaky connections and a propensity to kink at the slightest bend, a good quality hose doesn't seem quite as dear.

My father told me, "You can buy quality once, or you can buy cheap many times."

Posted by: antares | Jun 28, 2018 8:19:29 PM

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