Tools and Stuff forum: Opinions on Quick Release Hose Ends?

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 26, 2018 9:25 PM CST
You know, the ones you pull on and off? Do they leak? How easy is it? Is it worth the investment? I mean once the hose is on the spigot, it stays there until a freeze comes...once in a blue moon in Houston. Go!

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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Jan 27, 2018 1:25 AM CST
Oh Cheryl. I really know about these. I have a box of different plastic and brass ones I have tried, that did not work out, just waisting space in the garage. Save your receipts because sometimes they work a few times and then, develop a leak. But there are ones that are good. I just tried a few duds before I found them. I am so glad to see you looking at the brass ones. Except..........I have those exact ones you have pictured. I got like 6 sets. They should interchange but some of them don't have good fits or don't fit at all. I keep one on every sprinkler, sprayer, and wand, and I need them to all fit the three female connections I have on the hoses around the house. The one you have chose would not do that. Also, some of the makes are easier than others to put on. Some just snap on, nice every time. Some you have to really fight with. If I could start over I would have bought mine in a store, and tested to be sure all fit with each other before nice and easy, not too tight and not too sloppy either. I'd them home, save the receipt to return any if they don't connect or just leak, and I would test them all several times for a few days before I threw the receipt away. So, for me, because I did not test them first, they were a headache. Because I did not use them all right away, assuming they would automatically fit each other as they should, I no longer had the receipt.
However, I did find some that did what I wanted. This one works great for me everytime.
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This is just my experience. It's really frustrating to be making dinner and need to change the sprinkler real quick and it turns into a longer and frustrating chore when you paid $$$ to make this a quick easy task.

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This was the most expensive, I think. I have these because DH bought the wrong ones to go with the first pic I showed you, and he insisted on keeping them. They are so easy to connect and the rubber is easy on the hands. They just don't fit what I already have. This one would be my favorite if I did not already have a gazillion $$ in the others. Hope you get some you love.

Laurie b

Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jan 27, 2018 2:31 PM CST
I have also tried the plastic and the metal ones. I decided after several attempts that just the plain original hose fittings were better for me. I don't really remember the exact reasons why I gave up on the quick disconnect fittings, it seemed like a good idea at the time, but I remember having a bag full of assorted connectors that I tossed out.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 27, 2018 6:19 PM CST
Thanks for all this great information. I am forwarding to my friend. As much as I despise screwing hoses on, I, too think it is the best way.
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RpR
Jan 27, 2018 6:52 PM CST
Make sure you get enough to fit every thing you might use them on and then buy two more. Beware of ones that after being on seem to become glued to what ever you put them on.
I had a hose that went pffft, and gettng the quick connect off was, and I am not a small weak person, extremely hard.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Jan 27, 2018 10:22 PM CST
I truly am grateful I have them. I have just a skosh of arthritis, You know just an itty bit young people get. Whistling ahem.......Anyway, the hose is about the only thing I really have trouble with and these fixed that for me. But they are so much more convenient, for my husband too. There are just some duds to avoid. I sure did not want to discourage you. Thank you for the acorn. Silly girl. no need to do that. Hope your weekend is great.
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pod
Feb 12, 2018 11:52 AM CST
Two cents worth... I used them but found them very difficult to manipulate. My grip is not what I wish it still was. I no longer use them.

Another glitch I had with these (I had both but most were brass) was my well water has lots of minerals in it. They corroded quickly and became even more difficult to use. I come down on the side of lessons learned. Not for me... Thumbs down
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Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Feb 13, 2018 1:07 PM CST
I have used brass and plastic, many different brands...

for the price, lately I have been buying this set from Menards

https://www.menards.com/main/p...
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 31, 2018 10:57 AM CST
Frank, I read the info and was ready to order. ..then I scrolled to the bottom and "not for sale in Ca". Sighing! I wonder why.
Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
May 31, 2018 11:51 AM CST
that's because you are not allowed to water in CA...

just kidding, I have no idea.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 31, 2018 2:56 PM CST
Hilarious! They haven't stopped us yet in So Cal, but it will come soon. No. Cal has water to spare, but we loose a lot in that 700 mile canal.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jun 8, 2018 12:09 AM CST
frankrichards16 said:I have used brass and plastic, many different brands...

for the price, lately I have been buying this set from Menards

https://www.menards.com/main/p...

That one seems to be one of the better ones as I have those, or at least ones that interchange with it.

If you use more than one type, make sure they are of a type that can be used with ones from a different maker.
If you get some that are lacking, that way you do not have buy a whole new set, just throw the bad part and keep using what works.
I had one set that was great but, I am assuming minerals in the water are the problem, suddenly became hard to make work then stopped to the point I had to use two pliers to get them apart.
Had to toss the whole set as they did not work in other systems.
As I think of it now, I have a can of water pump grease that would have probably eliminated any problems but they long gone in the metal recycle garbage.

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Name: Frank Mosher
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fwmosher
Jun 8, 2018 12:16 PM CST
I have a big box loaded with every type imaginable because I use them all the time. You get what you pay for, is my conclusion! I have brass ones from Walmart, Yard Work ones from a national chain, brass and plastic, and they are not necessarily interchangeable as has been noted. My favourite and I am rapidly converting all my fittings to this maker, except on the house water spigot(s) where I want brass, is made by "Gardena", which I think is German designed and made, not certain-but a quality product, and a little pricey, but the best. Come winter time in "cool" climates, one has to unhook everything from the house or source, and drain. For those using brass exclusively or partially, the suggestion of grease mentioned already for the brass couplings is a must!

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