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Opinions of the 'Magic Hose'

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ExmarkBoy, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I always thought they were just some gag novelty idea and no one but the lady with 2 potted plants would buy. Will be getting one though since people seem to be using them.
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I thought this was a euphemism for something else.
  3. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 154

    People still buy the "stretchy" coil hoses. They can't handle the same volume because of the smaller diameter. I think the pocket hose doesn't give as much power because of the stretchy lining - but I only use them to soak plants quickly, and lugging a full hose around is too much work. I like them, though I must admit, although they are pretty tough, I don't like the plastic fittings.
  4. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 154

    Somehow I don't think that comment was meant to be completely family friendly...:nono: just kidding (sorta):laugh::laugh:
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    Reduced volume and flows are two reasons I wouldn't be interested. Unless they are not important to the user.
  6. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Messages: 315

    I saw that too. The diameter of the hose is too small. Its weird how you can tell the difference..well i can at least.
  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,836

    i haven't bought one yet because when i see them at the store they are only sold in 25ft or 50ft lengths.

    i need one at least 100ft or i have no use for it. it looks like a good product. at least the DAP one does since it has brass fittings instead of cheap plastic. they don't make a 100ft hose. only up to 75ft and that one is almost $100 which is expensive.

    it would seem a smaller diameter would mean higher water pressure coming out of the hose. at least that is what should happen.
  8. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 154

    I actually join two of the 50' ones without a problem or a single leak. The plastic fittings haven't been a problem for me (at least yet), and I think the water pressure could probably support two more hoses.
  9. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 154

    Besides, I just use it to soak new plants, which doesn't really require having a whole lot of volume or flow - but I haven't found there to be too much of a difference between the Magic Hose and a regular garden hose.
  10. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I bet 50 percent of my customers have the green version. Amazing how many they are selling. On amazon the reviews for the DAP x hose is really bad. Most claimed failure after just a few uses, if even that. I personally see them as a gimmic and they most likely won't last longer than a season or so, where a real, quality garden hose will last decades. They are good for old people or special areas though light and takes up little space.
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