Michael Berardi could barely contain his glee as his backyard invention – a shrinking garden hose that coiled up by itself – worked exactly as he hoped.
It was 2011, and Berardi’s wife Cheryl shot video at their Jupiter home as the entrepreneur used PVC pipe and sawhorses to assemble a hose made of pliable rubber tubing inside an outer nylon cover. Berardi turned on the water, and the hose expanded. When he turned off the spigot, the hose snaked back to its original size and shape.
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