i just did a hardware store run for a hose end (male) and
they had all sorts of the kind you describe (which i didn't
want as i think they pull apart after a while) and only one
left of the hose clamp kind.
i didn't pay attention to how small the brass fitting inside
was and got back to find out it was smaller and the hose clamp
would not seal it tight enough. i had a wide rubber band in
the drawer and cut it so that i could wrap it around a few
times and now it doesn't leak.
mostly we have rather tough water with some calcium and iron
in it so fittings tend to stick together rather well.
i had to take the hose sprayer off with a chisel (cutting
it) as it would turn and the whole end was turning too. the
cheap kinds don't last.
would vaseline spread on the threads help? i did that just
new sprayer is very nice and i kept the receipt as it says
lifetime warranty. we'll see...
What hardware store? It might be "old stock", if it's a local store. Or
maybe one of the harsware chain stores still carry them (such as True
Value, or Ace Hardware).
Like i said, they work well on rubber hoses. They DONT work on plastic
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