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  1. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Same stuff but there's a place not far away that manufactures it. I bought 1/2" and 3/8" hoses for draining and siphoning off. I also bought some 1 1/4" for something else.
    I have had them for Donkeys Years now. They have got shorter by 2" every so often as I sometimes cut bits off when the ends split. I use those hoses because I can see through them and they seldom kink.

    There you go, an in depth report on the hoses used by Last Plumber on a day to day basis.
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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Purge ?
  3. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  4. Zippymark

    Zippymark GSR

    I got one of the orange rubber ones that have already been posted, it cost about £25 but i'm so glad i did, i spent so long unravelling the garden hose i had and trying to un kink it. Also it's bendier so lays flatter and drains down easier.
  5. brucethegas

    brucethegas New Member

    +1 for the Regin.

    The rubber is good for 7 or 8 years
  6. AWheating

    AWheating Trusted Plumber GSR

    You need to spend good money to get a good hose. Those rubber ones are decent but short. I brought 50m of hozlock garden hose there top of the range anti Knick and cut it into 4 lengths. Longest only used to drain tanks and cylinder. Had it for 10 years plus, still in great condition.
  7. Keefy

    Keefy Plumber

  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Let us know any updates/ cons please as I'm interested but the price is a sticky point
  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    There is another version of it around but cannot remember what it is called.
  10. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber

    It would certainly save having to try to use the ballcock as a means of filling the hose and getting the siphon going. Nothing quite so satisfying as siphoning out the crud from a cistern.

    £18 for a one-way valve does seem a lot, but in the scheme of things...

    I look forward to hearing how well this works.
  11. Keefy

    Keefy Plumber

    Hi Shaun, been away for a while sorry...

    It works exactly as claimed by the manufacturer/company. I've used it a few times now and it's now a permanent part of my kit. Had to squeeze it onto a length of hose by warming the hose with boiling water which gave it a nice tight fit. No idea how much they are but they're pretty basic in design and build, almost on the side of quite cheap looking but it does the job and it does it well. I highly recommend - no more sucking the end of a dirty hose for me.

    Get one, seriously.
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  12. Dilalio

    Dilalio Member

    In the market myself for a new hose.
    Looking for something multifunctional and have taken on board the comments about the rubber drain down hose not being suitable for filling/washing down (higher pressure). So, one of the stronger anti-kink hozelocks might fit the bill? Like the idea of buying the 50m one and then cutting it down to various lengths for different purposes/ranges... A bundgy cord is always useful to keep it in a tidy coil.
    The syphon sucker looks good too... Christ knows what I've ingested over the years from pulling on a hose, but prolly not much worse than the fags/bottles of plonk/solder/insulation/dust/tools held in mouth/spray from drains etc :confused:;)

    I'm just sick to death of trying to unkink and open up the cheapo hoses my local trade counter knocks out :mad::rolleyes:
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