Hose pipes?

I've got a green reinforced one at the moment but it squidges down on reel or looped over tap had have to get the whole lot out for the water to run.
Are there any that stay round and don't collapse when looped around something? The garden is hot so this doesn't help. I wondered if the strong looking yellow ones at the builders merchants would stay in shape.

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  • Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hozelock-Compact-2in1-Reel-Hose/dp/B000RGPIAE

    Or similar, depends on how long and how much really.

    Search for hose reel
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    It doesn't have to be long now. But yes, the yellow ones seem to be more expensive. It's more like £30 at the builders merchants plus I get a members discount I've done so much DIY :)
    I've got to the stage that I'll pay if the sides don't squeeze together. The green reinforced one didn't for a couple of years. Not sure if they all go the same way with time.

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  • Martin_the_UnjustMartin_the_Unjust Forumite
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    I've had my hose on a reel now for 20 plus years and I still only have to pull out as much as I need.
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    I have a yellow one which works OK, mine was from Lidl centre aisle offer so not much help on make I'm afraid
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    So do neither of these squeeze into impassable bits where they are coiled?
    Had to get all of mine out on the grass this morning before breakfast and try and squeeze the squashed bits out. Not a happy bunny.

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  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    It sounds like it is getting twisted when it is being  coiled up. Just make  sure it doesn't twist when you coil  it up
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    twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    edited 25 June 2020 at 5:57PM
    Thanks sherambler, you'd think so but no I'm through to make sure it's straight before and as I loop it.
    Maybe it's just old age, the hosepipe I mean not me.
    Faraway I dont want to go into Lidl at the moment, people wandering all over the place, and ours is small but I'll keep an eye open there when things quieten down.
    I did ask around garden centres and builders merchants before I asked but just get a shrug. So hoped there was someone with experience. I'll just have to look on it as my daily exercise.
    I suppose I could cut to length for the back garden so there isn't so much of it to sort out and use a hose connector if I need to do the front which isn't often.

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    ApodemusApodemus Forumite
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    edited 25 June 2020 at 9:09PM
    I got this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AZVV0WQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 about three weeks ago and I am happy that the quality seems up to that of the 20 year-old one it is replacing.  Much cheaper than I was seeing locally and better quality.

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    twopenny said:

    I suppose I could cut to length for the back garden so there isn't so much of it to sort out and use a hose connector if I need to do the front which isn't often.
    Hose connector idea sounds a good compromise.
    I tend & water a car park border where I volunteer and have same hose lengths problem there, the front not requiring as much hose
    I've just bought a couple of male / male click in through connectors, not these but similar which I'm hoping will do the extending job

  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    Apodemus that was the sort I was talking about. Thanks for the link.
    Faraway, I have connectors from previous variations. Might be worth a try first as it's taken me 5 days to get into the overwhealmed recycling centre to get rid of stuff.

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