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Twinkles
Mar 8, 2017 3:25 PM CST
Hi guys. Can someone help? We purchased two of these hoses with the brass connectors. Every time we connect the two hoses together, an attach a fire nozzle, we lose water pressure. Also the hoses start shrinking. What is the trickery here? We've even tried to remove the valve next to the nozzle an attach just the sprayer. Can't do that because than you see the insides of the hose. Do you use a special nozzle with these hoses?
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Barbalee
Mar 8, 2017 3:45 PM CST
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woofie
Mar 8, 2017 3:53 PM CST
You don't mention how long your expandable hoses are, but the longer the hose, the less water pressure at the end. So you may just have too much hose for your water pressure.
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Leftwood
Mar 9, 2017 12:41 PM CST
I assume that you didn't have problems with a regular hose of equal length before?

Those expandable hoses aren't as big in diameter as normal rigid hoses. They can't deliver as much water per minute as a rigid hose. Your fire hose is meant to release a large volume of water, compared to regular nozzles. Couple that woofie's note (above), and this is why you lose pressure. You are trying to dispense more water than your hose can deliver. Try a regular nozzle, or stop your fire hose down, if you can.

Twinkles
Mar 10, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Thanks for all the wonderful help guys. Smiling

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