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Auto-Spooling Garden Hose Cart (holds 130 ft) for $30 or Suncast Hose Reel with Brass Connection (holds 225 ft) for $50

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[Princess Auto] Auto-Spooling Garden Hose Cart (holds 130 ft) for $30 or Suncast Hose Reel with Brass Connection (holds 225 ft) for $50

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The auto-spooling garden cart is a great price but if its anything like the gardena model the weak point is the metal stand. I had the gardena one and it barely lasted 2 months with only a 50' rubber hose (https://www.gardena.com/ca-en/products/ ... 966621001/). The spooling feature is nice but you have to balance speed/power otherwise it can tip over or requires 3 of your limbs :)

All that being said, this is about 1/4 the price of the Gardena....
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Thanks OP. Grabbed 2 auto spooling ones.
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So I bought something similar from Home Depot a few weeks ago and returned it because it kept leaking from the connection. I swapped out the washer and used plumbers tape but over time, if I moved or wiggled the hose near the connection at all, it would start leaking. Is that a problem with these in general or my hose?
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TheLumina wrote: So I bought something similar from Home Depot a few weeks ago and returned it because it kept leaking from the connection. I swapped out the washer and used plumbers tape but over time, if I moved or wiggled the hose near the connection at all, it would start leaking. Is that a problem with these in general or my hose?
Might be your hose or you need to tighten it more with plyers.
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Also, these prices are amazing if you need this type of item.
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TheLumina wrote: So I bought something similar from Home Depot a few weeks ago and returned it because it kept leaking from the connection. I swapped out the washer and used plumbers tape but over time, if I moved or wiggled the hose near the connection at all, it would start leaking. Is that a problem with these in general or my hose?
My old hoses (over 20 years old)always leaked at the faucet. Changed the washer and usedplumbers tape. Fixed it right up. But if I wiggled the hose where it connected to the faucet it began to leak. Bought a new hose hose and also used plumbers tape and used a pair of pliers to make it fit tight and it's all good now ....for now lol
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Ordering one, not sure what one i want though. Hopefully it will ship as i still have a couple items from 2 weeks ago sitting at processing.
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I'm guessing the lawntech model does not come with a leader hose? If not, add another $15 or so to the price.
TheLumina wrote: So I bought something similar from Home Depot a few weeks ago and returned it because it kept leaking from the connection. I swapped out the washer and used plumbers tape but over time, if I moved or wiggled the hose near the connection at all, it would start leaking. Is that a problem with these in general or my hose?
I may be wrong but I have a thought - I have a Gardena hose cart that leaks badly where the hose attaches to the reel. When I attach the hose directly to the water faucet, there is no leak so that tells me the issue is at the hose reel connection. Looking at the hose reel connection, there are less threads showing then the number of threads on the inside of the hose connection. I believe that once the hose reaches the end of the threads on the hose reel connection it won't allow me to tighten any further and there is not enough pressure on the O-ring to make a proper seal. I haven't tried to fix it yet, but I'm going to try either adding a second O-ring or using a Gardena quick connect coupling.
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It's asking for $17.60 shipping fee for the $50 model. I'm in BC.
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YaOnXiXi wrote: It's asking for $17.60 shipping fee for the $50 model. I'm in BC.
It's free shipping > $50. Add a filler.
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Brass connectors are nice features, but the weak spot of these type of reels are the cheap plastic internals in-between - where typically plastic tube connects to plastic tube of moving reel; that's the weak point with lots of friction from reeling in and out that'll wear out the washer and those internal plastic parts - causing leaks - usually within a season.

There's a "pro" version (pictured) with more durable aluminum internal parts in-between the two connectors - that should last significantly longer.
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TheLumina wrote: So I bought something similar from Home Depot a few weeks ago and returned it because it kept leaking from the connection. I swapped out the washer and used plumbers tape but over time, if I moved or wiggled the hose near the connection at all, it would start leaking. Is that a problem with these in general or my hose?
Remove plumber’s tapr and tight with channel lock
Squeeze the rubber washer is way to seal it...
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squeeks786 wrote: The auto-spooling garden cart is a great price but if its anything like the gardena model the weak point is the metal stand. I had the gardena one and it barely lasted 2 months with only a 50' rubber hose (https://www.gardena.com/ca-en/products/ ... 966621001/). The spooling feature is nice but you have to balance speed/power otherwise it can tip over or requires 3 of your limbs :)

All that being said, this is about 1/4 the price of the Gardena....
Oh, I have a 75ft rubber hose. How did it exactly break?
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djredhat wrote: Oh, I have a 75ft rubber hose. How did it exactly break?
the metal bends sagged, came out to water the plants and thought it had tipped over but had actually leaned over forward under the weight. Doubt the ability to handle 100' of hose
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Be careful of these auto-spooling features. I got another similar cart and it's not compatible with my fancy FlexZilla 5/8 inch hose. The FlexZilla ends are so bulky that they don't even fit through the auto-spooler.
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any recommendations on some quick connects?
hate having to twist from garden hose to pressure washer etc.
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I went through two of these kind of cheap, plastic hose reels in the space of 3 years when we first moved into our place. Finally spring for an all-metal one from Lee Valley Tools, and it's still going strong 7 years later. These may seem like a good deal, but don't expect them to last for more than a couple of years.

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