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Gilmour Weeper/Soaker Hose 50-Foot 27050G (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
This Gilmour unique-construction flat weeper/soaker hose provides very efficient watering for your garden. It reduces evaporation and waste of water compared to using a conventional hose and sprinkler by slowly weeping through the whole length of the hose. Soaker hose is especially good for gentle, even watering of new plantings, shrubs, bushes, and raised garden beds. You can also hide it in your mulch and not worry about setting up sprinklers and underground irrigation systems. It is flexible and very easy to handle and should be used with low water pressure for the best performance. Backed by the Gilmour lifetime guarantee, this hose is a must-have for any gardening enthusiast.
Best performance with low water pressure
Gentle, even watering for new plantings
Flexible and easy to handle
Backed by Gilmour's lifetime Guarantee
25-Feet in length
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249 of 251 found the following review helpful:
UPDATED AND DOWNGRADED REVIEWJul 13, 2011
My original review was a five star. I am dropping it to two and I will explain below.
The older Gilmour soaker hoses are excellent if you have one that was made before 2012 HANG ON TO IT AND DON'T LET IT GO.
THE HOSES THEY SELL NOW ARE NOT THE QUALITY ONES THEY SOLD ONLY A YEAR OR TWO AGO.
I own several of the older hoses. I needed two more. I ordered them and the new is not the same quality as the old. The old ones have two seams and are heavy duty. On the older ones if you had a kink in the line all you had to do was turn the water on and the hose would straighten itself out. Not so with the new ones. Once they are kinked they stay kinked. This is an issue with me because I run mine through cattle panels that I tie my tomato plants to. It's harder for me to get the kinks out in a system like this. It was not an issue with the older hoses.
The newer hoses do not water as evenly as the old. Oh they are still a good hose but not nearly as good as they were just a few years ago.
I am not sure but I think the price of the new hose is higher than the old. So basically they have reduced their costs by making a lower quality hose and increased their profits even more by charging a higher price. I still need more hoses but they will not be the Gilmour brand. Their short term business practices have lost them a long term customer because I now have to assume that they have probably lowered the quality on all their products.
I dislike doing reviews like these. I really like my old Gilmour hoses and originally wrote a glowing review on them. I think that is what irritated me the the most. People may have bought the newer hoses based on my review. I'm glad Amazon lets us edit these reviews even after they are a couple of years old.
If Gilmour changes back to selling the old high quality hose I will edit this review again.
68 of 69 found the following review helpful:
Excellent soaker hoseDec 11, 2010
By John Evans
This fabric-type of soaker hose seems superior to the rubberized ones that I've used in the past. Flow of water throughout the length of the hose is much more even than with the other types of soaker hoses, plus the hose is lighter and easier to lay out.
134 of 145 found the following review helpful:
Like the quality of mercy, there's no straining with this soaker!Oct 16, 2011
It does indeed droppeth like the gentle rain. Now I have to say upfront, I'm not really a gardener. I just have some planters on my patio with stuff in them that I generally kill just by looking at. Some nurseries don't even let me walk down the aisles anymore, I'm like Dutch Elm Disease on two legs. But this has helped make me somewhat less lethal. At least my tomato plant didn't try crawling over the patio railing to escape this year, which previous tomato plants have been known to try.
I don't know how the Glimmer weeper/soaker works in a garden, but for my patio boxes, it's the perfect solution. I'm about as lazy as a creature can be and still have a pulse, so anything that saves me work is a good thing, and this does just that. There are times when I love puttering around, schlepping with the watering can, picking dead leaves, poking into the soil and generally annoying the plants. But there are other days when I just don't want to bother.
I bought this to replace another soaker system that was too much of a good thing...five minutes and the plants were floating in mud. This is superior in several ways.
First, it's make of fabric, not rubber, so doesn't fight me. I run it along planter boxes that are on all 3 sides of my patio. The rubber was forever wanting to straighten out. Even the little hairpin shaped gizmos I used to hold it down wouldn't keep it in place. and when it did straighten out, it mowed down the plants like a little steam roller. My plants have enough trouble with me looking after them. They didn't need a deranged waterhose going after them too. The Glimmer Soaker/Weeper is much more biddable. It stays bent where you want it to bend.
Second, the soaking is lighter...I don't know if the holes are smaller or if there are fewer of them, but the water doesn't come pouring out, it just sort of leaks out slowly, so it sinks to the bottom of the planter, instead of floating on top (particularly important if you live in a dry climate and "forgot" to water for a week or so). Some of my herbs prefer not to have their feet very wet, but that's not a problem either. I moved that planter to the end of the row. When those plants have had enough water, I just pick up the soaker hose from that planter and double it back on itself so the thirstier plants get a double dose. It's fast, it's easy.
The best part is, you just turn on the spigot, pick up your gin and tonic and a book, put up your feet, and watch the soaker hose do all the work. If they ever add an attachment that does dishes, I'm going to ask it to marry me.
61 of 64 found the following review helpful:
SAVE that Soaker !!!Sep 26, 2011
By C. Hallowell
The Gilmour 27025 works PERFECTLY with the following addition -- Drill a 1/8" (one-eighth inch) hole in the center of a PENNY -- and place it in the INLET of the Gilmour Soaker Hose. This will restrict the flow of water and prevent the hose from blowing out !!
Many other reviews cited the 27025G Soaker hose failures due to what they thought was the hot climate. I called the Gilmour factory to ask about the multiple failures, and was told this: MOST of the failures were due to TOO MUCH PRESSURE -- The factory tech told me that the recommended water pressure is 10-15 psi with a wide-open valve, and that the recommended proceedure was to just open the valve "a little bit". My Moron Detector kicked in immediately. I thanked her for her help, and hung up.
I made a restrictor from a PENNY as outlined above, stuck it in there, and the results are EXCELLENT!! I'm saving water AND extending the life of my Gilmour 27025. I've tried 'em all, and I will NEVER go back to any other type of Soaker Hose.
UPDATE -- February 23,2012 -- After several months of use, including direct exposure to Arizona's blazing sun, I've found the Gilmour 27025 Soaker Hose to be far superior to the other types of Soaker Hoses -- and yes, the hose may spring a "leak" -- BUT -- I was able to save my hose by cutting out the part that leaked and replacing the inlet fitting at the new location.
I found that "leaks" are caused by bending the hose sharply, so keeping the hose as straight as possible at all times will keep your soaker lasting longer and putting the water where you WANT it !!
And don't forget to make a restrictor -- My water bill was noticebaly lower after adding the restrictor to my Gilmour 27025 !!
51 of 53 found the following review helpful:
Very PleasedAug 18, 2009
This is the best soaker hose I have ever owned. It delivers the same amount of water at the end of the hose as it does at the beginning. The other hoses deliver far more water near the beginning of the hose and not nearly enough at their end. The Gilmour is far easier to use and takes up very little storage space.
The other hoses I have used you have to be extra careful with or they will break even when they are new. I had one at the beginning of this summer that I had just taken out of the package and it broke in two. I'd be very surprised if the gilmour ever does.
When I unrolled my Gilmour it was kinked in two places. I turned on the water and the hose straightened itself out without any help from me. Do this with a regular soaker hose and at the very least you will get a hole in it. Also I need to mention that I did not have to wrestle with it like you do with the others.
I will be replacing my other hoses with Gilmour's as soon as they break. That should be very soon.
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