On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:44:34 GMT, "George E. Cawthon"
Maybe -- in fact I'm sure you're right -- but I got tired of looking
for a new washer, so I started using a channellock imitation to
tighten my hose on. Stopped the leak. When I had room in the basement
I took the hose off at the start of the winter. I needed pliers to
start loosening it, but I didnt' cause any harm. I should try
plumber's grease. I just came across some in the basement.
Later, when the basement was full, because it has a reel with a
crank, I just cranked over and over again in the right direction until
the water stopped coming out. Maybe 100 turns even though the 2 hoses
go only 30 times around the reel. And not too fast after the first 30
because some of the water runs backwards and doesn't make progress
getting out. I havent' been in the hose but I'm pretty sure there is
only an eighth inch of water, not enough to burst the hose when it
I'm careful not to bend the hose when it is cold, but I will probably
shorten its life some anyhow.
I also have an AM-FM radio which has been outside for the last 3
years. It has a roof over it, but I'm sure it gets some rain, and
cold down to 10 or 20F. If necessary, I let it dry out before playing
On 10 Jan 2007 18:03:19 -0800, samadams email@example.com wrote:
Soak with WD40 or other solvent. Let it soak for a day and apply it
several times. Grab with plyers that has curved blades. A vice grip
might crush the fitting. The plyers should do the job. If your hose
end is plastic, it may break. If its metal, it should come off.
In all honesty, a handyperson should have ALL of these tools. Dont
buy those cheap foreign made no-named ones. They are weak and
useless. Buy a name brand such as "Vice Grip" or "Craftsman". Ace
hardware's own brands are well made too.
There is one tool I can not live without, and I sort of love it, but
my wife loves it more. It hangs between my legs, You asked for it,
you got it. <LOL> :)
Don't get insulted, but just in case...
Are you sure you are rotating it in the proper direction?
Sometimes it's easy to get crossed up on the rotation if you're looking
at what you're trying to loosen from "above" it.
I'd have to guess that you positioned the wheel in line with the
hose -- across the threads. And that you preserved the surface
where the hose bib meets the rubber washer? So that you could use
another hose later?
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
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