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Old 07-14-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Hose Storage

Wondering how everyone stores their fresh water hose. I can't decide if I should screw the ends together to keep bugs and dirt out or leave them open so that the hose can air out and not grow mold inside.
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Here's what I did. Haven't tried the flat hose for extended periods of time, so I will carry the regular hoses this winter in FL and if the flat hose works, will get rid of the regular hoses next spring.
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I drain the hose and screw the ends together. never had an issue so far.
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I drain the hose and screw the ends together. never had an issue so far.
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I drain the hose and screw the ends together. never had an issue so far.
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Here's what I did. Haven't tried the flat hose for extended periods of time, so I will carry the regular hoses this winter in FL and if the flat hose works, will get rid of the regular hoses next spring.
I have tried my flat hoses a couple of times now. I am in serious need of hose washers - the hoses that I have spray water at their connections. Unfortunately, I also can't find the ones that I thought I brought and haven't had a chance to hit a hardware store. Fortunately, I kept 25' of my good water hose and have been using that.
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X4 I use some baling twine to keep it tight.
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X4 I use some baling twine to keep it tight.
Heh. I use Velcro OneWrap for the same purpose. I have miles of that around and use it for all sorts of things.
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X4 I use some baling twine to keep it tight.
if you like bailing twine, you will love copper wire. cut a couple 1' and 2' (or whatever)lengths of romex (12 gauge is best but 14 gauge works fine too)... strip the 3 wires out of the romex sheath... leave the insulation on the individual wires... use them to wrap up hoses, cords, etc anything that needs tied up... you will wonder how you got along without them
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if you like bailing twine, you will love copper wire. cut a couple 1' and 2' (or whatever)lengths of romex (12 gauge is best but 14 gauge works fine too)... strip the 3 wires out of the romex sheath... leave the insulation on the individual wires... use them to wrap up hoses, cords, etc anything that needs tied up... you will wonder how you got along without them
I found the twine in a cabinet in the garage 25 years ago when I moved in to the place, I figure it was a house warming gift.

Used the extra Romex to wire in a couple more lights over the work bench...
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