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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nonickname Do not buy!!!
Bought four hoses and three were bad. All leaked from the connection point. Two did not sweat. One had a burst in it from the very first try. The fourth who knows??? By then I decided to not even bother trying. TOTAL GARBAGE!!!
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FE soaker hose burst
I have purchase several of these Gilmour soaker hoses and all of them have been defective. Past soaker hoses I have purchased came with a small pressure regulator disk, but these hoses did not have one. Instead, in very tiny print on the back of the label, they said the hoses are rated to 60 psi. The first hose I tried promptly burst when I turned the water on. On inspection I found a 3-inch gash at the far end of the hose, which I assumed had been there all along. The second hose I tried started bulging to about twice its diameter at the far end. I turned the water off and made my own pressure regulator disk, but when the hole in the disk was small the water only seeped out of the two ends of the soaker hose -- not out of the middle. When the hole was larger the far end of the hose bulged. I was never able to get the hose to where water seeped out throughout its length. (This, by the way, was on flat ground.) As I gradually increased the water pressure -- waiting 5 - 10 minutes between increases -- the hose eventually burst. The water never seeped out of the full length of the hose.
I contacted Gilmour customer support 3 weeks ago to find out what the problem was but have not heard back from them.
I would not recommend buying this product.
July 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by OutbackJoe Poor Design
I hoped that I was getting a hose that had a 6 to 8 foot wide pattern that I could water a strip of grass and flower bed along the side of the house. This is nothing like the hose that I had, a flat green hose that had good coverage and great flow.
I have my pump set to 45 PSI for the summer watering season and have this hose connected to a 3/4 inch x 50 foot hose off a 1 1/4" main line. I am only getting spray to 3 foot high, by 3 foot wide coverage. The inlet fitting on the new hose is 1/2 inch so that seems adequate.
The hoses label says it can be used for either sprinkler, spray into the air or soaker with the spray side facing the ground. I would not use the soaker side as this will dig holes in soft ground.
Overall it does water but its slow at best. I should have read the other reviews since they are all in agreement this is a very poor product.
July 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Very poor water flow, burst
I had always used the 1/2" Apex soaker hose before. However, this year my local Home Depot only had the 3/8" WaterWorks hose. However, in a side-by-side comparison, the WaterWorks hose put out less than 1/4 of the water of the Apex. I know the WaterWorks hose is smaller in diameter, but do I really want to run it 5 times as long for the same amount of water? Plus, half way through the summer the WaterWorks hose burst.
August 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dfreem01 Ditto junk
I didn't think about reading a review on a soaker hose. Junk. Several hundred feet of this junk I should have tested. Maybe a way to force you to upgrade to a drip system. Which I will now do because this is junk. Did I mention it's junk? If not, it's junk. No wonder last year my plants didn't do well. Is there a 0 stars? I don't even write reviews.
June 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JQP Terrible Product
Water sprayed out of holes for the first five feet, went down to a trickle at end. I believe should be even flow throughout. Do not buy. This hose is junk.
June 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Review Junk
Piece of junk. Enlarged washer hole and lasted less than 2 months and split open. Would not recommend.
July 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rebs Holes :/
There were holes and splits in the hose before I even used it. I won't even bother with the warranty, the product is too much a nuisance.
May 3, 2015