Best Garden Hose Turned Nightmare
What Do You Want for Mothers Day?
On our anniversary we went to the San Francisco Flower show. My husband is a good sport. He isn't a gardening fan, but he is a gadget guy. There were all sorts of gadgets and demonstrations, so it wasn't pure torture. The garden hose guy especially held our attention. He had a large barrel full of water showing off one of the,"As Seen On TV" scrunchy type hose. It was extremely light-weight. The water pressure seemed good, and it didn't leak.
We considered purchasing the hose at the flower show, but didn't. We didn't want to carry it around the whole show. What a mistake. I needed a hose, but that hose kept coming to mind.
When asked "What do you want for Mother's Day", there wasn't a moments hesitation; "One of those scrunchy hoses!" My family thinks gardening is torture. They try to get me things for gardening, but they don't enjoy shopping at nursery's, so my expectations are not high.
Mother's Day I was eating breakfast in bed, The family handed an Amazon box, was a ,"Sorry it isn't wrapped". I thought that box had a pair of headphones. I was totally surprised. The box was so light weight I couldn't believe there was a hose in it.
The Rumford Exspanding Hose
What Is So Special About This Hose
The Rumford Gardner Expanding hose is light weight weight,compact and takes up very little space. Baby H.J. can drag it all over the yard. He and I have had a wonderful summer watering the garden with this hose. When it's time to put it away we laugh as the hose snakes all over the place shrinking into a tiny pile of hose under the spigot.
I love this hose. It is light weight, curls up small and is out of sight at the spigot. This tiny hose reaches to 75 feet. It was my personal favorite.
H.J. has a good memory. One day, as he was watering, he turned the hose on me. I shrieked! The next time we watered, H.J. looked at me as he watered, gave me a little grin, then pointed the hose my direction. I just laughed. We have had great water fun all summer. The parts of the garden that are hard to water are flourishing.
While watering the garden one evening, thinking, " I have had so much fun with H.J and this hose, this a wonderful hose", Bam! It exploded. Twelve inches of the hose let lose and water gushed out in a sheet. I was heartbroken. My wonderful dream hose turned into a nightmare.
The Dream Turns Into A Nightmare
The dream hose went out with the garbage yesterday. After 21/2 months, in July, it sprung a leak. Not a bad leak, but it was a leak. I kept using the hose daily. At exactly three months the hose catastrophically failed. About a foot of it came undone. I went to Amazon to see if there was any recourse. The hose at the garden show had at least a year guarantee. No such luck with Amazon.
Thankfully at $19.00 it didn't break the bank. When I looked at the comments on Amazon all the hoses failed either at 2 weeks or 3 months. Mine failed at exactly 3 month, and my son's failed at 2 weeks.
This would be a fantastic hose if it lasted more than a few months.
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