Help! What hosepipe do you recommend?

itareanlnotani

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I planted some tree's last month, and have been watering daily. So far nothing died yet, so thats good, despite my lack of gardening knowledge ;)

I've been through 2 different sets of hosepipe since I started though.
Nothing is driving over the hosepipe, its literally used 2 times a day - once in the morning, and once in the evening.

1st - Tramontina (blue) from One Day Only - Lasted about 1 week - kept cutting it down where it sprang leaks, and eventually gave up as it burst everywhere.

2nd - Anonymous green (lasted slightly longer, but now also springing leaks all over).

Any brands people can recommend that will last more than 1-2 weeks?

I'm in Cape Town, ideally want recommendations on something I can buy in Southern Suburbs or Deep South, or better yet, online, and will last a decent amount of time.

Please help, so I don't get hosed!
 

zophas

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No name brand from Mica (I think) with fittings lasted over ten years. Fittings perished from the sun but hose still going strong. Roll it up loosely avoid sharp bends.
 

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Are there any other factors involved? Like a dog chewing them or something?

<month sound quite improbable for a hose pipe under normal conditions
Soccer practice with spiked boots maybe? Rubber hose does not just magically get holes in it.
 

grim101

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Forget any hose pipes you have bought. Go to your local hardware of Coop and buy yourself a black drag line.

My workers use it the whole day in sun and salt, and after 8 years they stopped the 4 ton forklift on it and it Burts. Just cut it and mend it.
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itareanlnotani

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Are there any other factors involved? Like a dog chewing them or something?

<month sound quite improbable for a hose pipe under normal conditions
Nope.

Just normal use. I turn on the tap, I walk around watering, and turn off the tap.
Nothing is stepping, chewing or driving on the pipe.

Tap -> hose connector -> pipe -> spray attachment. Thats it.

Pipe has been bursting in random places. The tramontina reviews on takealot also have others saying the same thing. The 2nd hose pipe one I bought (different brand) also crapping out in much the same way.

Quite possible I have too much pressure - I have a 50mm inlet to the property (which costs a fortune in fixed costs, grr CPT...)

Will look at the cellfast - its just over the mountain so pretty close to me - https://www.cellfast.co.za/product/garden-hose-hobby-ats2/

or the gardena - https://www.builders.co.za/Garden-&-Pets/Watering-&-Irrigation/Hose-Pipes/Garden-Master-Heavy-Duty-Garden-Hose-Kit-4009-42-7/p/000000000000523162


As for the (over)watering. The garden centre said to water daily for the first few weeks.
 
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Smokey mcpot

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Those do look terrible though. Both of them look like they’re made of the same material as a balloon.

I’m also in the southern suburbs and have bought quite a few hose pipes without any of them breaking. Only reason I buy is because I’m always forgetting one on site or forgetting to take it to a site... then I just buy one to use when needed.

I choose the cheapest from builders/game/pick n pay and they work well. Some even stay out in the sun and haven’t given any issues yet.
 

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Haven't seen ones with material like that before. Think you're just buying too cheap tbh.

The better ones have a mesh thing going - you can see it if the end points aren't on

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Also for rolling them up use the same technique as for audio cables like so


Decent ones aren't likely to get damaged by pressure either. The fitting / connection to tap is likely to pop off first
 

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:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Thats weird
My hosepipe is about 5 years old and still in tip top condition, brand spanking new with zero cuts, bruises, leaks etc

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