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#1 OFFLINE   jeff_h

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

I had seen so many of those commercials and finally decided to order one -- after all, that pitchman that used to be on Home Improvement wouldn't steer me wrong, right?  I think he said it was guaranteed for life too, so how could I go wrong?

 

I got it a couple weeks ago and it was GREAT.... except for what happened today on the 3rd maybe 4th car wash:

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#2 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

What is it exactly? I haven't hear of the "Pocket Hose Ultra".


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:33 PM

They must have sent the wrong one, that is the Pocket Ultra Car Wash Hose that self converts to the Lawn Sprinkler model after four uses. 

It's also fun in the summer for running through the sprinkler games!

After that it becomes a Soaker Hose, perfect for the home garden.

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BTW, what is that Toll-free phone number, Christmas is coming up and I like to be prepared.  :)


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 06:44 AM

What is it exactly? I haven't hear of the "Pocket Hose Ultra".

 


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:27 AM

Well, at least there's a Lifetime Guarantee ;)

 

Hopefully you can get a replacement or a refund from them.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 08:43 AM

You should know better than trust Al. :)    But wait, there's more. That lifetime guarantee becomes void when used of course and it probably says in the very fine small print that you must use low pressure attachments - in other words no nozzles!  GrySql got it right with the soaker hose. :yahoo:


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:16 AM

I dont think so Tim.

 

Whats funny is I have a 25' hose in a reel that I got 13 years or so ago, sits outside year round, works perfect, not a leak out of it. Then I have some hoses that are supposed to be ultra heavy duty that were outside one year and are cracked and leaking.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:19 AM

I dont think so Tim.

 

Whats funny is I have a 25' hose in a reel that I got 13 years or so ago, sits outside year round, works perfect, not a leak out of it. Then I have some hoses that are supposed to be ultra heavy duty that were outside one year and are cracked and leaking.

 

Our outside hoses don't leak either.  Of course, with our severe drought water restrictions, they have not had water in them for 2 years.  ;)


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

 
Our outside hoses don't leak either.  Of course, with our severe drought water restrictions, they have not had water in them for 2 years.  ;)


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

 

Our outside hoses don't leak either.  Of course, with our severe drought water restrictions, they have not had water in them for 2 years.  ;)

I just drove thru Amarillo last week and it looks like the Texas drought has eased a bit.  On I-40 we got awful wet.  I hope it continues.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

While some parts of the country are facing extreme drought, we're going through major flooding in MN. We've had so much rain that lakes & creeks are bursting their banks. Lake Minnetonka, a big lake in the Twin Cities area, is at the highest ever recorded level.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:23 AM

Dayum Hippies, its all their fault!

 

I know why your hose sprung a leak, it wasnt the Original DAP hose! 


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

I'm skeptical about those products. They rely on the water pressure to expand, but generally the attachment you are using relies on the same water pressure. So the pressure is spent expanding the hose and for the appliance. This makes me think that whenever the appliance is in use, the hose would retract since the pressure to expand it is not as much, unless it takes almost no pressure to expand it in which case disregard everything above.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

I'm skeptical about those products. They rely on the water pressure to expand, but generally the attachment you are using relies on the same water pressure. So the pressure is spent expanding the hose and for the appliance. This makes me think that whenever the appliance is in use, the hose would retract since the pressure to expand it is not as much, unless it takes almost no pressure to expand it in which case disregard everything above.

Kuzzi, your comments made me think about the hydraulics principles used in firefighting hose streams.  I'll bet you're good at those.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

It reminds me of a, um never mind.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:29 PM

Looking at their web site to find out how to get my money back, turns out there's a class action lawsuit (was referenced at the bottom of their page) where a whole lot of others must have experienced the same...

 

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

I know why your hose sprung a leak, it wasnt the Original DAP hose! 

 

Well actually it seems that both versions have troubles...

 


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:39 PM

I got this via email today as I ordered the item online -- apparently I can get money back by sending the hose back... except that I threw it in the trash over 2 years ago.  So if you ever see that guy from Home Improvement on TV going on and on about how great the pocket hose is, you will get "hosed" alright...

 

 

 

POCKET HOSE SETTLEMENT LONG FORM NOTICE

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY BERGEN COUNTY DOCKET NO. L-4378-16

If You Purchased Pocket Hose Products, You Could Receive a Cash Payment as Part of a Proposed Class Action Settlement


A court has authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

A Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that Telebrands Corporation ("Telebrands") made false and misleading statements in connection with the marketing and sale of the certain "Pocket Hose" models of expandable garden hoses, and that the products are defective. Telebrand's denies these claims.

You are a Class Member if you purchased any of the following Pocket Hose" models of expandable garden hoses, including: (i) "Pocket Top Brass II", (ii) "Pocket Hose Top Brass", (iii) "Pocket Hose Dura Rib II", (iv) "Pocket Hose Dura Rib", (v) "Pocket Hose Ultra", and (vi) the "Pocket Hose" products (the "Class Products") between January 31, 2014 and November 4, 2016.

The Settlement provides cash payments to Class Members between $7.00 and $50.00.

Please read this Notice carefully and in its entirety.

Your rights may be affected by the Proposed Settlement of this Lawsuit, and you have a choice to make now about how to act:

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
WHAT IS THIS?

A Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Telebrands made false and misleading statements in connection with the marketing and sale of the certain "Pocket Hose" models of expandable garden hoses.

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 10, 2017
This is the only way to receive the Settlement Benefit of a full refund. By submitting a claim, you will give up any rights to sue Telebrands separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY FEBRUARY 20, 2017
If you opt out of the Proposed Settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the Settlement Benefits, but you will keep your right to sue Telebrands about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

OBJECT OR COMMENT BY FEBRUARY 20, 2017
You may write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the Proposed Settlement. You must remain in the class to comment in support of or in opposition to the Proposed Settlement.

APPEAR IN THE LAWSUIT
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OR ATTEND A HEARING ON MARCH 3, 2017
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If you do nothing, you will receive no Settlement Benefits. You also give up your right to sue Telebrands on your own regarding any claims that are part of the Proposed Settlement.

• These rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are further explained in this Notice.

• The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Proposed Settlement. The Settlement Benefits will be made available if the Court approves the Proposed Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:47 PM

I've had two of these and they all leaked within weeks. The slightest abrasion causes a leak.


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