Hubby asked me to water the garden today. Not a problem, especially as we now have one of these super-duper hoses that don’t kink and grows to 3 times its original size.
Hubby used it the day we bought it, and it’s brilliant.
Then I happened.
I plugged it in, and walked it down the garden hosing the onions, beans, tomatoes, roses, and fruit bushes as I went.
It was terrific, then suddenly the water flow stopped.
I looked behind me and could see nothing amiss, then I looked at the snake in my hand and it had a very pregnant transparent bulge which suddenly went
and I got soaked.
Luckily we’d kept the box and receipt so could take it back, but Hubby had a go at fixing it first.
He skinned it back, and repositioned the end, then reassembled it and attached it to the hose reel connection.
I turned the water on at the tap V E R Y S L O W L Y, there was a whoosh and a pop, and it flew off the end.
Hubby tried again and the same thing happened.
After four attempts we thought Sod It, back it goes for a replacement. Then as Hubby was gathering it all to drain, he noticed something on the grass that was part of the fittings.
So we stretched it all out again, he played around and fitted everything that needed to be attached.
Very carefully, we turned the tap on, and kept everything crossed.
No mishaps, so we increased the pressure slightly.
With Hubby on connection watch and me tentatively watering the rest of the plants, we appear to have resolved the problem.
Incidentally, the picture above shows a magic hose as it’s not connected to anything, fully coiled and yet still spraying water.
If you are thinking of getting one of these extending hose pipes, make sure it’s completely unwound before you turn the tap on, as although it may not kink, it does twist (and I shout)!