I have several of those quick hose connectors on our
outdoor spigots. For the life of me, I can't get one of them
off to replace it or insert a new washer.
Any clues before I take a hacksaw to it?
If sunlight hits it, a liberal dose of liquid wrench or similar, and
wait a day. Then pump pliers, or even a small pipe wrench. Clean the
threads or get a new quick-connect before you put it back together, and
use grease so it doesn't gall again.
To all responders, thus far.
I have tried to remove the quick connect but
it just seems to "spin" on the spigot. I was
curious if these things have a special
connection in that you have grip down hard
on it to remove.
BTW, these were installed on our house before
we moved in, so I don't know how they got on.
If all it is, is that the threads aren't "catching" then
pliers it is. Just wanted to know before I ended up
with plastic parts in my hand. Of course a new
one is only $5.00
On 7/2/2010 7:11 PM, email@example.com wrote:
When I run across something like that, I use a Dremel tool
to cut slots on either side, insert a flat blade screwdriver
give it a twist and the offending part falls right off. You
must use a little care not to slice into the threads.
The damn quick connect has these threads that
are NOT part of the outside "wrapper". You
can twist that outside plastic all you want, but
it will not thread off.
After gripping it with a pair of channel locks, it
came off. Replaced it with a brass one I got
Will be doing this to all of them soon.
Thanks for all the help.
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