Polyurethane Hose Overview Video
Watch this short 2 minute video for a quick overview of the revolutionary features and benefits of the Eley polyurethane garden hose.
The thread size on all standard garden hose, (regardless of the hose size such as 1/2", 5/8" or 3/4") is referred to as 3/4" garden hose threads. However, not all garden hose fittings are created equal. The fittings on Eley polyurethane garden hose incorporate the most advanced features and benefits including an innovative full-flow crimping. Our fittings are also formed from a drinking-water-safe, lead-free brass material. Both fittings also boast a commercial-duty crush-proof design.
The superior properties of Eley polyurethane garden hose set it apart from every other hose on the market and provide unparalleled resistance to abrasions, cuts, punctures, and tears. Whether your daily garden hose use involves crushed rock driveways and heavy vehicle traffic or jagged edge landscape stones and rose bush thorns, this material will exceed your expectations for durability.
Drinking Water Safe
All materials that make up the components of our FDA-grade polyurethane hoses, (even the rubber gasket), meet NSF 61 standards. Use with confidence knowing that Eley polyurethane hoses are:
- 100% Lead-free, USA-made, virgin polyurethane material
- 100% Phthalate-free
- 100% BPA-free
- 100% PVC-free
Flexible, Yet Kink-Resistant
Yet, it remains flexible even down to -40°F. The hose is reinforced with high-tensile threads, woven into a “chain-mail armor” pattern to deliver not only a superior burst strength, but more kink-resistant as well. When a loop forms in the hose, Eley polyurethane hose tends to 'flip' out of the loop rather than collapsing down into a kink. However, if you do want to manually kink it, you can do so knowing that it has zero kink memory, (won't kink in the same place over and over).
Lightweight & Non-Marking
Polyurethane material is also amazingly lightweight, up to 2 times lighter and yet 3 times stronger than most leading garden hoses. Actual weights can be found in the specifications table below. Polyurethane is also inherently resistant to mold and mildew growth, making it perfectly suited for damp environments or conditions that foster undesirable fungi. The neutral tan color was specifically selected because it not only looks great on the Spartan bronze Eley hose reels, but it’s earth-tone color blends in well with virtually any landscape or building color. The polyurethane outer cover is 100% non-marking, meaning you don’t have to worry about it leaving a trail across clean surfaces.
- 0.625” ID (15.88 mm)
- 0.743” OD (18.87 mm)
- Max. Pressure: 150 PSI (10 Bar)
- Max. Temperature: -40°F to 165°F (-40°C to 74°C)
Filled with Water
|25 feet||4 lbs.||10 lbs.|
|50 feet||7 lbs.||14 lbs.|
|75 feet||11 lbs.||21 lbs.|
|100 feet||14 lbs.||28 lbs.|
|125 feet||18 lbs.||39 lbs.|
|150 feet||21 lbs.||41 lbs.|
|175 feet||25 lbs.||48 lbs.|
|200 feet||29 lbs.||59 lbs.|
How can I determine what length of hose I need?
A quick and simple method for calculating how much hose you need is to step off (count paces) from your faucet to the furthest distance you want the hose to reach and then multiply the total by three. This should give you a good estimate on the length of hose you should purchase.
What type of threads are used in the fittings?
Eley garden hoses are equipped with the standard 3/4" Garden Hose Treads (GHT). This is the standard thread used throughout the USA and Canada for garden hoses. The rest of the world uses British Standard Pipe (BSP). Even though the inside diameter of common garden hoses is typically 5/8 or 3/4-inch, the fitting on the ends will be GHT, And GHT is not compatible with NPT (National Pipe Thread), that is typically found on most steel and brass pipe fittings. So remember, 3/4-inch GHT is not the same as 3/4-inch NPT.
Can I use a standard garden hose gasket/washer from a local retail store in the female fitting on an Eley hose?
No. A regular garden hose washer from the hardware store will not work for our custom fitting. The diameter is too small for our fitting and will become off-center enough to leak. The best long-term and leak-free seal can be achieved by using the Eley #2901 O-ring gasket.
Are the hoses available in different colors?
Eley garden hoses are only available in our light grey color. This attractive, neutral color was selected for its unique ability to blend in and look great with most almost any color of siding, brick, stucco, wood as well as landscapes. It also compliments the Spartan bronze color of our hose reels.
Are custom lengths available?
Eley currently does not offer customer made lengths of garden hose.
Do you make this hose in 3/4" ID size?
Eley currently does not offer 3/4" ID hose. We hope to have this size available in the near future.
Is this hose suitable for water transfer pump intake (vacuum) or will it collapse?
Sorry, it is not designed for such applications. It will collapse.
Is the hose latex free?
Will this hose sink in water?
Does the length of hose reduce how much water I can get out of the hose?
Yes, longer lengths of hose will reduce the amount of water delivered; however, you may not notice. Most residential systems will deliver 40 to 80 Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI) pressure and 6 to 12 Gallons Per Minute Minute (GPM) to the faucet. Each foot of 5/8 inch garden hose added to your faucet will reduce the volume by 0.01 GPM*. This will increase the amount of time to fill a bucket or pool.
- 50 feet of 5/8-inch hose = 0.5 GPM less volume.
- 100 feet of 5/8-inch hose = 1 GPM less volume.
- 200 feet of 5/8-inch hose = 2 GPM less volume.
A sprinkler or other watering tool attached to the end of the hose will affect the volume (GPM) more than the length of hose. A normal impulse sprinkler that delivers 3 GPM at the end of a 10-foot hose will continue to deliver 3 GPM at the end of a 200-foot hose. However, for every foot of 5/8 inch hose between the faucet and sprinkler, the pressure will be reduced by 0.1 PSI. This will reduce how far the sprinkler can spray.
- 50 feet of 5/8-inch hose = 5 PSI less pressure.
- 100 feet of 5/8-inch hose = 10 PSI less pressure.
- 200 feet of 5/8-inch hose = 20 PSI less pressure.
*ELEY hose laid out straight on level ground with no tool on the outlet.