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A Warning about Hoses with Aluminum Fittings

By silvercbx
June 1, 2016

Aluminum hose fittings can fuse to your brass hose bibs! Read this important information to protect your faucets and avoid costly damage.

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linebb956
May 26, 2018 5:19 PM CST
Trying to get nozzle off hose.
So far no luck. Going to try CRL if it doesn't work will trash hose. IF we can get it off house.

Bjdeal
May 27, 2018 11:58 AM CST
So, the only way to remve the hose is to replace the spigot??

linebb956
May 27, 2018 9:47 PM CST
Have not tried removing from house
That will be next
I'm semi handicapped so I have to leave hose on as I can't get to faucet.
Will purchase new hose and use plumbing tape on BOTH ends.
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crawgarden
May 28, 2018 4:15 PM CST

Try hitting it with a hammer, sometimes its just enough to break the corrosion free, heating can cause expansion (try first with a hair dryer, than a torch). Sometimes turning it the wrong way clockwise slightly.
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rjsharke
Oct 29, 2019 3:06 PM CST
It happened to me too. I followed a suggestion: use a Dremel with a cut-off wheel and cut a slit on either side of the aluminum fitting. Then you can pry it slightly and break the corrosion so the aluminum fitting can be unscrewed. It destroys the aluminum fitting so the hose is scrap but it's less expensive than installing a whole new hose bib.
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