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May 25, 2020 10:58 AM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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I found the Orbit Hydroseal Hose Washer Combo Pack while traveling last summer. Never got around to trying it until today. Yesterday both of my watering wands leaked so much I was soaked. No more. These did exactly what they say they were going to do. I've used regular hose washers and they were ok. These are thus far head and shoulders above anything I've ever used. I can't find them here but will be ordering a few to have at the ready. Pics below.


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"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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May 25, 2020 1:11 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Wow! I've been having a horrible time getting my hoses to stop drenching me. I'm going to order these right now!
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May 25, 2020 3:31 PM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Vegetable Grower Spiders! Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Critters Allowed Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
I'd like to hear about your experience with them.

BTW, I have no connection to the company. I'm just really impressed thus far.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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May 25, 2020 8:43 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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They sell them in the Home Depots around here.
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May 26, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Vegetable Grower Spiders! Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Critters Allowed Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
That's the only place I haven't checked yet.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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May 26, 2020 5:44 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
I went online to order them but they won't mail them so I have to make a trip to the store. That's OK I guess. I'll just look for more plants too, lol!
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May 27, 2020 8:37 AM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Vegetable Grower Spiders! Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Critters Allowed Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
amazon has them.
haven't been out to Home Depot yet.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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Apr 24, 2021 9:12 AM CST

This product appears to reduce the hose diameter to ⅜ ", not so bad if your hose is ½ ", but this would significantly reduce the flow of my ¾ " hose.
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Apr 24, 2021 11:55 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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they may have them in different sizes?
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Apr 29, 2021 5:00 PM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Billthegardener said:This product appears to reduce the hose diameter to ⅜ ", not so bad if your hose is ½ ", but this would significantly reduce the flow of my ¾ " hose.


I agree; last thing I want in a hose is a flow reducer which is why I have 3/4 inch diameter hoses.
I have had hose items that do not seal well but I have found new regular washers fix the problem; some times I am too cheap and try to use old oves, over and over and over, which is stupid as I have dozens of new ones.
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May 4, 2021 11:07 AM CST
Name: brenda reith
pennsauken, nj (Zone 7a)
nature keeps amazing me
WELCOME TO NGA, Bill. Thanks for the info on water flow reduction. OMG. Hose woes. We all have them. I used to lug a rubber hose around the garden..all 125ft of it. What a work out. I'd get to where I had to be and the wand would start acting up. Then I'd look behind me to see all the plants I ran over with the hose.Argh! 2 years ago I switched to the metal hoses. Haven't had any problems. They're lightweight, don't squash the plants and they don't kink. If I could get a hose wand to work as well I'd be thrilled. I'll save all this information for the next wand issue.
listen to your garden
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May 8, 2021 8:30 AM CST
Name: CODY
Longview, Washington (Zone 8a)
breith95 said:WELCOME TO NGA, Bill. Thanks for the info on water flow reduction. OMG. Hose woes. We all have them. I used to lug a rubber hose around the garden..all 125ft of it. What a work out. I'd get to where I had to be and the wand would start acting up. Then I'd look behind me to see all the plants I ran over with the hose.Argh! 2 years ago I switched to the metal hoses. Haven't had any problems. They're lightweight, don't squash the plants and they don't kink. If I could get a hose wand to work as well I'd be thrilled. I'll save all this information for the next wand issue.


Just out of curiosity, when you say "metal hoses" what do you mean exactly? I am always looking for a more manageable alternative to the miles of hose (lol) I lug around every year!
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May 8, 2021 6:25 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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They are hoses made of stainless steel instead of rubber and are a bit more flexible and lighter.

https://www.amazon.com/Stainle...
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