Any good options for a quick connection for garden hose?

ranger481vsJune 1, 2011

Does anyone have experience with a quick connection attachment for a garden hose? Specifically, is there one that that does leak like crazy??

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nearandwest(7)

What do you mean by "quick connection attachment for a garden hose"?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 12:25PM
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ranger481vs

Like a coupler attachment that allows you to quickly connect a hose to a faucet or to another hose quickly, instead of the standard screw-together method.

Just wondering if there are any good ones out there that don't leak badly.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 1:03PM
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nearandwest(7)

This may be a dumb question, but is there a rubber seal inside the screw-on connection you are currently using? Also, are the threads stripped on your current connection? There is probably a good reason why your current hose connection is leaking.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 1:51PM
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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

All of the cheapy made garden center variety quick connects leak to some degree.

If you are serious about using quick connects, look into the type that is used with industrial air hoses. Just make sure you keep the dirt out of them or they will leak a little bit as well.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 6:47PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

I only use Craftsman hoses (guaranteed for life). But I do not like to return them for a leaky brass fitting. Brass has a problem in that it will erode QUICKLY when a water leak occurs. If you do not tighten it enough just one time, that will start the erosion process and after that it is just a matter of time. The female side is impossible to fix. It has to be replaced when it leaks.

To fix that I go to plastic fittings. Plastic does not erode. Also with plastic I find it much easier to connect and tighten without leaks. I like the fittings at Lowe's better than anywhere else. The other thing I do is replace the flat washer in the female side with an O-ring. I believe it is a #15 O-ring that fits. I get them at Ace or at Lowe's.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 3:06AM
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nearandwest(7)

The only thing I know is that when I use a regular 5/8" hose with a rubber seal, and the ends are screwed on correctly and tight, my garden hose does not leak; not at the spigot, or at any other connection.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 9:29AM
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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

I don't think he is referring to the traditional garden hose couplings. What he is using is an easily disconnected hose attachment styled after the connections on air tools.

I have used the cheapy ones at garden centers from time to time but they are not great quality and will leak after a short period of time.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 7:03PM
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