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Garden Hoses PSI

I am looking at garden hoses and was wondering if the PSI mattered at all?
Do you actually see any difference using a 200, or 300 or 450 PSI hose if you are only using a nornal nozzle (not high pressure washer)?

Looking at these one:

200 PSI: http://www.rona.ca/en/light-duty-garden-hose
300 PSI: http://www.rona.ca/en/50-ft-garden-hose-79715050
450 PSI: http://www.rona.ca/en/50-ft-garden-hose ... reId=10151

Mostly using it to wash my car, and light driveway/house cleaning.
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The maximum pressure you should get into your house is 79.8psi. So high pressure hoses shouldn't be needed, if your using the city supply pressure
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gotrice wrote: The maximum pressure you should get into your house is 79.8psi. So high pressure hoses shouldn't be needed, if your using the city supply pressure
ah ok, so the 200psi would have just the same pressure as the 450psi one. Btw is Uberhaus a good brand?
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Buy a good quality rubber hose. We've had ours for years and still going strong.
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Mars2012 wrote: Buy a good quality rubber hose. We've had ours for years and still going strong.
+1. Buy rubber. The price will shock you, will last. Have one 16 years, no issues.
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Household pressure is about 40-50psi, max 100(?)psi which is extremely rare. So which hose you buy for pressure rating does not matter. That said you want a good quality hose, higher pressure does not quality make, but a good construction will last decades and never kink instead of months/years and kink all the time.
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Magoo61 wrote: +1. Buy rubber. The price will shock you, will last. Have one 16 years, no issues.
+2... Well worth the money, should be able to find them on sale.
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When the tap is turned off and the hose is still under pressure because the hose outlet nozzle is closed, the pressure will start out at 30-50 psi.

If the sealed hose is left baking out in the sun, the water pressure will raise up quite a bit. Some hoses will look like a swollen sausage as the water pressure shoots up
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Bianco13 wrote: That's the exact same hose I have, but mine is 100ft. Going on 7yrs of heavy use, not a single issue with it!
great thanks, gonna get that one then.
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Madevilz wrote: great thanks, gonna get that one then.
Bianco makes a good point, 50 ft is pretty short, 100ft or more is much better.
I bought a 50ft hose from home Depot a few months ago, it was not enough even though i live in a small house with a pretty small yard. I bought another 50ft to go with it
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Madevilz wrote: I am looking at garden hoses and was wondering if the PSI mattered at all?
Do you actually see any difference using a 200, or 300 or 450 PSI hose if you are only using a nornal nozzle (not high pressure washer)?

Looking at these one:

200 PSI: http://www.rona.ca/en/light-duty-garden-hose
300 PSI: http://www.rona.ca/en/50-ft-garden-hose-79715050
450 PSI: http://www.rona.ca/en/50-ft-garden-hose ... reId=10151

Mostly using it to wash my car, and light driveway/house cleaning.
This is my experience. I believe you are approaching this wrong. The PSI rating is a FAKE/useless fact regarding the usage of the hose.

ALL garden hoses will survive water pressure in a home. (So it is BS fact on the hose. A way of making you buy it ...)

The main fact regarding water flow is how big the diameter of the hose is - the larger the diameter, the more water that will flow through. Always buy 5/8 inch, avoid 1/2".

The water coming out of the sprayer will be more powerful, go farther from a 5/8" hose, vs. 1/2" hose.

The main question is hose longevity. The thicker the hose material, the longer it can survive (more abuse). Abuse ... kinks, folds, leaving outside in winter, run over by car, while under pressure, leaving on driveway on sunny day (melting temps with sun), and of course leaving water on with sprayer off (immense pressure inside hose).

On the flip side, the thicker the material, the more difficult it is to manipulate/move/uncoil. Also more difficult to coil, at the end.

You really cannot make a mistake buying anything ... but 1/2" inch or smaller diameter, will result in lower water pressure - just know that.

On longevity, people can use their hoses 10-20 years with no problem (even 50 years) ... so this shouldn't be an issue ... we can afford to replace them at those intervals. Also, hoses can be repaired, even if they spring a leak - 5 minute fix.
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t3359 wrote: ^ isn't 5/8" wider than 1/2"? :)

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Ooops! That is embarrassing! :)

Get the bigger diameter hose - 5/8".

I'll edit the post.

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