Handles High Pressure with Few Kinks
This hose works well under high pressure. I believe this may be the key to a kink-free hose in general, and perhaps the testing simulations the manufacturers use are under a higher pressure than those available in Australian gardens.
Our water pressure fluctuates between 85-110 Psi, and has done for the last 5 years that we have owned this hose.
The hose has gradually softened over time, and wouldn't work at all in a hose reel because it can land up almost flat with little to no water in.
Durability is excellent, we give ours a hard time and...it's still blemish free. The main exception is the metal clamps! Ours have rusted or corroded and I fear may give way in the near future. Links began to occur after the fourth year of use every 1-2 days in summer and 3-6 in winter. The hose itself spent the first three years under full pressure for almost every day of the year and never blistered the way Holman did (Holman lasted 3 hours). This hose never claimed to be highly kink resistant, but it remains kink resistant in a high pressure environment. I'll probably buy a slightly stronger walled Pope to go out the front of our property, and hope that it is even more suited to our future needs.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $40.00.
Excellent, Flexible, Durable.
I purchased the Pope True Blue 12mm x 30m hose over three years ago from Bunnings in Adelaide and have been recommending and suggesting to a friend to buy one as she needs to replace her ageing hose. I guess I must be the luckiest person ever to have bought one of these, looking at the reviews. I admit it had a strong PVC smell at first but this dissipated after quite a while. When pressurised I have had very few problems with kinking, better than any hose I have fought with for over 40 years of gardening. It has after all a 4/10 kink resistanc...e rating. There are other hoses with higher ratings, but then pay much extra. My hose remains permanently outside in the sun and weather and sometimes I have forgotten to turn off the tap for many days. I have seen no deterioration nor leaking at all. I can pull this hose all the way from my back tap out to the front street kurb with ease, and it is not fitted on a reel or holder of any kind. I always leave it laying in a figure 8 pattern on the ground. I thoroughly recommend this hose.
Purchased in January 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Questions & Answers
One day people will wake up and find Bunnings sells absolute rubbish. Any company that sinks their whole business in Bunnings is set for doom as Bunnings is getting a bad name for inferior quality. I was trying to purchase a Pope Hand Held Brass Gun Product number 1010779, and although Pope say I can get it from Bunnings, no store has it. Plastic crap in the garden does NOT work well in a subtropical or tropical area. It has to be brass.
If I don't locate this particular one or can purchase it direct from Pope, I will send overseas for a decent one in Brass. I am just about done with Bunnings rubbish. Buying a water pipe from them had it split when we went away, but fortunately out neighbour two doors down had a visit from his son and he saw the water aiming skyward and jumped the 6 ft fence and shut down the system. As we were going away for 2 weeks, our Well would have been emptied by the time we returned.
So if anyone or a Pope rep can send me one, good for you, count me in.
Thank you for your question. Where in Australia are you living? I've just checked my local Bunnings here in Adelaide and the Brass Gun is available there: https://bit.ly/2syfQtD
Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
The Pope Team
Thank you, I live in Bundaberg Qld. I tried most of all Qld from Brisbane northward, without success. I can try Adelaide Bunnings but not going to hold my breath as they don't sell to those Interstate. Been there and done that with a bench seat I wanted in Melbourne and Bundaberg Bunnings would NOT transfer it to here.
FAIL...just said "This item is not available from this store for online purchasing".
Bunnings are a waste of time and space!
Thank you for getting back to me. I've checked the Bunnings in Bundaberg and it is available there for Click and Collect. I wonder if you phone them and ask if they still have it in stock? Their number is (07) 4130 8000. Also, the details of this item are below, which I got straight from the Bunnings website Bundaberg, should you need to reference them:
Pope Brass Gun I/N: 3130681
Find in-store Bundaberg
Click & Collect
Order by 4pm to collect after 9am tomorrow from a store near you
Best of luck,
The Pope Team
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