water hose connectors rusting and breaking

backwoodsgirlApril 18, 2013

I've got an expensive problem and I don't know what to do.

Every water hose I buy, not matter the quality doesn't last but about 6 months to a year.

The fittings rust and break off! They break off in the hose connectors and in the spray heads.

I saw somewhere that you could order rubber hoses with stainless steel fittings but all I've found are the fittings and hoses separate.

Anybody know where I can buy a good quality hose with stainless steel fittings????

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Have you looked or considered heavy solid brass fittings. I would think major Hardware stores, Home Depot and Lowes would have them. I have used solid male and female ends and feel they will have the female coupled to the ribbed hose connection.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 9:29PM
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I have never had a problem with the brass end connecting to a brass valve, but I have had zinc sprayers corrode onto the male end of a hose. Now I just loosen and tighten that connection every couple of months. Replacement hose ends are pretty cheap and I prefer the plastic ones.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:11PM
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It says brass on the label so I figure it's brass.

We've got a LOT of bacterial iron, tanins and sulfur in our water. You can't even drink it.

So, our water hose connectors and such get eaten up.

We are having to replace all our pipes because of it.

Here's just how bad it is....

Those copper pot scrubbers fall apart within just a couple of days because of our water.

Brass usually has copper in it.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 10:37PM
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Sears Craftsman hoses have a lifetime guarantee.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 11:49AM
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I would just get the plastic ones as suggested. they will leak or break it you ruff handle them, but they are cheap and can buy 3 to 4 to one vs the $4 to $7 dollar and up heavy duty brass ones. I find that rubber hose out last the end connectors. I have pex kit so I get the heavy duty brass ones and pex ring them on. Never pull off or leak. I don't like vinlyn/plastic hoses Cheap all way around and get twisted and colaspe

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 12:01AM
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Yes, plastic is used with acids and bases. Use them instead of metal.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 6:10AM
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