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    Got Duped On A Hose?

    Bought a swimline 100ft backwash hose on eBay. I've never had a backwash hose before but this is definitely not what I thought it would be like. The ad called it "heavy duty" and this is a cheap, translucent plastic sheath! I couldn't even get it on the pipe (correct size) without getting it all ripped up. I already created a claim to return it on ebay, but take a look at it. This thing wouldn't have lasted past one backwash, if that, right??

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    Re: Got Duped On A Hose?

    That certainly looks thinner than the ones I have usually seen.
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    Re: Got Duped On A Hose?

    Go to your local hardware store or rental place, ask if they ever sell thier used pump hoses.
    I bought a 50ft long, 2 inch hose that has the threaded ends for $20.00 at my local Water's True Value Rental desk.
    The guy said he had about 25 hoses of different size and lengths in the back that they have had for years. I got my pick of the bunch. Went home and glued a PVC threaded male collar on my waste pipe. No issues with needing to clamp it or worry about it staying on.
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    Re: Got Duped On A Hose?

    As long as there are no kinks, the backwash hose has very little pressure on it.

    I bought a vinyl one at Lowes. It feels sturdy, but I assure you, they can pop if they aren't rolled out completely smooth.
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    Re: Got Duped On A Hose?

    You can also buy old out of certification date fire hoses on ebay, typically you can find 50-75 ft hoses in the $30-$40 range, many times these were in fire cabinets and never used.

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