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Name: UrbanWild
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UrbanWild
May 25, 2020 10:58 AM CST
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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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
May 25, 2020 1:11 PM CST
Wow! I've been having a horrible time getting my hoses to stop drenching me. I'm going to order these right now!
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
May 25, 2020 3:31 PM CST
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.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
May 25, 2020 8:43 PM CST
They sell them in the Home Depots around here.
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
May 26, 2020 1:35 PM CST
That's the only place I haven't checked yet.
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Name: seil
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seilMI
May 26, 2020 5:44 PM CST
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!
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
May 27, 2020 8:37 AM CST
amazon has them.
haven't been out to Home Depot yet.
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Billthegardener
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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Frillylily
Apr 24, 2021 11:55 PM CST
they may have them in different sizes?
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Apr 29, 2021 5:00 PM CST
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.
Name: brenda reith
pennsauken, nj (Zone 7a)
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breith95
May 4, 2021 11:07 AM CST
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.
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Name: CODY
Longview, Washington (Zone 8a)
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cwalke
May 8, 2021 8:30 AM CST
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!
Name: Amanda
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pepper23
May 8, 2021 6:25 PM CST
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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