22 May '11, 4am

Repurposing garden hoses

Always looking for a "bargain", I made the mistake of buying a very cheap garden hose and it was a shocker. If it was even a mildly warm day, the plastic would soften to the point that it would kink terribly, making it pretty much useless. I was left with this big lump of plastic that I couldn't recycle. As reuse is the second of the Green 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), rather to send it to landfill, I've started using it for a few alternative applications around the place. Here's some ideas for repurposing a garden hose. - Use sections as beading to cover sharp surfaces. For example, the frame of my shed is partially made with "top hat" style steel, which has quite an edge. - Following along the same lines, a length of hose can also be used to cover the teeth of a hand saw - Use as a grommet for passing electrical cable through a sheet metal surface to help protect the w...

Full article: http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/449/1/Repurposing...

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