How can I keep garden hose connections usable? After a year or two, the
connections are corroded and impossible to unscrew, even using WD-40 or
other freeing chemicals.
Is there something I can smear on them to keep them operating freely?
Best answer so far.
I find the plastic connectors are pretty cheap, don't corrode and
get hard to open, and seal well. It's really easy to just cut off
the old connector and clamp on a plastic one.
They also make those quick connect things, but the few I've had
have been a bit difficult to operate.
I've replaced hose fittings with new plastic, which I consider junk. My
new-last-year yard has taken a lot of work in landscaping and caring for
artificial pond. Our water has a huge amount of iron, and when the
outdoor connection (on hose reel) leaked a lot, the connections got
pretty nasty. I took off the reel-to-faucet connector, soaked the
fittings in CLR, and....voila! Then, for that particular PIA, I'm going
to put it on quick connects and seal them up with silicone caulk. I
have 100' of hose to haul around for various projects, and I am
meticulous in making sure I don't screw together any fittings with sand
on or in them; those don't leak.
After I get the veggie garden planted, I'll be making some concrete
stepping stones shaped like grape leaves, and put a few along the
concrete edging I make for flower beds. Google maps will think there is
a Jack-in-the-beanstalk down here ;o)
email@example.com (Dan.Espen) wrote in wrote:
I was just about to post the same thing. I use a garden hose to feed my
evaporative cooler. I just replaced the hose (old one springing leaks
most evey day) and had a hard tome getting the old hose off the adapter
to the cooler water fitting. I made an adapter with two plastic
connectors and a few inches of hose ($3.50 total) to isolate the new
hose from the adapter. I expect no problem removing it. Very easy to
mount on hose - the metal ones require a screwdriver and cost $1 more.
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