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Old 09-13-2016, 06:49 AM   #1
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Twisted Hoses

Anyone have a good, consistent way of rolling up hoses and keeping them rolled up?
When I try rolling mine up, by hand I admit, they always come out twisted into a mess which looks closer to a plate of spaghetti then a rolled up hose.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:18 AM   #2
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Not all, but most of my hoses cooperate when I roll them up. I lay them out in a line, as I do lifting the hose up (near my shoulders) to get the water out. Then start rolling up. You may need to twist the unrolled hose some to get it to "play nicely". The one that usually gives me a bit of a fit is the 10' hose. Just doesn't like to play nice!!!

Another thing I use is the 90* adapter on the hose I rolled up from use (or one of them anyway if used more than one). Helps to connect then hose to itself.

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Hose and cords lay them out length wise and then use the natural coil/twist mode. You always will have nice coiled cords and hose. When using them roll them out instead of pulling the coil apart.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:58 AM   #4
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need-a-vacation and ALJO have it right.

To get them to roll up nicely, you have to give them a little twist while you're coiling them. Then when you're unrolling them, you have to give them another little twist so they don't get all tangled up. It takes a little extra time and patience, but it's worth it IMO; if you get too many kinks in a hose, it can weaken and burst on you at a very inopportune time and place.

I'll usually lay the coiled up hose next to whatever spigot I'm using with the "female" side of the coil on the ground, uncoil the female side of the hose one coil to attach it to the spigot, then grab the male end of the hose and untwist as I uncoil and pull it (it will come right off the top of the coil because of the way I laid it down) to whatever attachment point I'm using (like city water connection). This way I can leave whatever hose length I'm not using neatly coiled up on the ground.

Like Need-a-vacation says, when I coil them up, I'll lay them out straight, and then pull the entire length of hose up over my head (to get as much water out as possible), then coil it back up using the "twist" method.

I'm quite sure I look like a fool when I'm doing this, but whatever, I have nice straight, kink-free hoses that store neatly.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #5
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I just finally threw out a hose I have had for probably 20 years. It was once our primary fresh water hose. But over the years, it had been demoted to third-string status because it was kinking. The older white water hoses do that, especially because most of them were really cheaply made back then. There are better hoses on the market today, and they don't kink as easily when they are newer. Eventually, the kinks become permanent.

I always keep two water hoses. The newest one is always for fresh water we use for washing dishes and brushing teeth, filling the tank, etc. The other hose is for reclaimed water for those dump stations that may or may not use fresh potable water. I mark them, and always coil them with the ends fastened together to keep from any possible crosstalk of bad water into good hoses.

Quick word of advice for the newbs in the group: Never fill your water tank at a dump station. Ever.
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These are my best friends when it comes to hoses and cords. The regulars will do a 50' cord or 25' hose, the XL will do a 100' cord or 50' hose.
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The TT hoses don’t give me much grief. My house hoses on the other hand are a pain.

I coil them up to about the same diameter as I purchase the hoses. I connect the ends together, for holding the hose together, to keep crude out of the hose, and to keep any residual water in the hose. I then use a couple of two sided Velcro tie wraps used for computer cords, to ensure they stay nicely bundled.

I do the same thing with my electrical extension cords, the dog tie out, and other similar items. I can push them around, yank on them and they stay nicely coiled.

You can buy in the garden center a similar two sided Velcro strap for securing garden plants. It is a lighter weight strap. I have a bunch of them too.
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I cap the ends of my hoses after draining all (most) water and then coil into a plastic bucket about the size of a laundry basket. Keeps moisture from getting to other parts of the storage bay and keeps the hoses coiled without tying the up. Caps are marked F for fresh water and B for black water so I don't mix them.
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The TT hoses donít give me much grief. My house hoses on the other hand are a pain.

I coil them up to about the same diameter as I purchase the hoses. I connect the ends together, for holding the hose together, to keep crude out of the hose, and to keep any residual water in the hose. I then use a couple of two sided Velcro tie wraps used for computer cords, to ensure they stay nicely bundled.

I do the same thing with my electrical extension cords, the dog tie out, and other similar items. I can push them around, yank on them and they stay nicely coiled.

You can buy in the garden center a similar two sided Velcro strap for securing garden plants. It is a lighter weight strap. I have a bunch of them too.
That reminds me, I also use those giant, rubber-coated twisty ties (like for a bread bag, only MUCH bigger). You can find them in the garage organization section at your local home improvement store (among many other places). I use these for hoses, and the velcro ties for other applications like my COAX that I keep in the trailer (just in case the park has cable).
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What is that called? and where do I order one?

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