I use an evaporative cooler for cooling and after decades of experimenting
find that a garden hose run over the surface of the ground to a short
length of copper tubing (cooler water connection matches copper tubing
connector) works the best. The problem remaining is that the hose
connections too frequently leak and need fussing with. Usually the
connection where the hose connector screws onto the adapter at the copper
tubing. Teflon tape helps but where the plastic hose itself connects to the
hose connector it is a friction fit and seems to eventually leak from the
constant year-long pressure. Anything I can use to seal these connections?
If necessary I have enough extra length that I can cut off these sealed
connections and replace them if necessary later if I have to because of a
This is hard to explain. I hope it is clear. I edited it several times.
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
On Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:45:48 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:
I'm confused as to where the actual leak is. Is it between the hose
connector and the copper tubing adapter or is it between the hose
and the hose's own connector?
i.e. If you removed the hose from the adapter on the copper tubing, then
capped the connector on the hose and then pressurized the hose, would the
hose itself still eventually leak? If so, where? At the cap or where the
hose's connector attaches to the hose?
On Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:55:00 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:
You see how simple that explanation was? ;-)
Consider a commercial grade hose instead of a "homeowner" grade.
A Google search will turn up lots of options that aren't available at the local home center.
On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 2:01:52 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:
I could be wrong but I could swear this site says free shipping. I'll
bet it's not the only one.
Obviously, you'll need to do your own homework as far as quality, etc. I'm
simply pointing out that "paying shipping" is not a given.
I have a question:
The evaporative cooler is gonna dump water down the drain, into yer
hose, which terminates into a copper sprinkler, which waters yer lawn.
Right? So, why do you give a hoot n' hollar if you have some leaks?
Assuming you are just slipping the hose over the copper and clamping it,
I'd suggest soldering on a threaded adaptor to the copper pipe, then
screw on a barbed fitting. Clamp the hose on that barbed..... Use 2
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