Garden Hoses

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Old 01-06-01, 11:48 AM
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I live in the midwest and would like to know if it is OK to store garden hoses outdoors, during the winter, as long as they are drained.
 
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Old 01-06-01, 01:32 PM
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It all depends if you get frost in your area. Rubber doesn't fair well at sub zero temperatures over time. It will shorten the life of your hose. That said I have stored hoses out side on a wall attached hose reel for several years and it's not been a problem and I live in the UK!!

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Old 01-15-01, 11:54 AM
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Make sure your hose is not attached to the faucet outside if you keep it there. This will cause the faucet to burst if it gets below freezing at night.
 
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