storing garden hoses for the winter

Old 11-08-06, 11:09 AM
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Is it okay to leave my garden hose outside during winter? I used to keep the hose and reel inside the garage during winter, but because of space limitations, my wife wants me to leave it outside this winter.
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Be sure to drain all the water from the hose so that expanding, freezing water does not rupture the hose.
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Disconnect it from the spigot and remove the spray nozzle.
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Leave them wound up tight, like on a reel, and you might see some memory in the hose next spring. I leave mine outside in the winter with no problem.
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I always leave mine outside although we don't have harsh winters. Making sure the water is drained is worth repeating.

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