Matt Roberson says
Fred, you may be proper. Prevost makes both a valved and unvalved form of their fast disconnect coupler. I am able to state from very very first hand experience, it really is very difficult to swap away accessories regarding the valved coupler, but not impossible.
As they are a little in the expensive part, the Prevost couplers can be worth the cash, exceptional quality.
We knew about Prevost’s good atmosphere line couplers (specially their push-button security designs) вЂ“ but failed to understand they made people for water
That is why you first fold the hose up to stop the movement, then place the male component.
We attempted; as stated Flexzilla’s вЂњno kinkingвЂќ claims are really accurate.
Andy Pickler says
I prefer the exact same quarter turn shut down from the end of all of the my hoses. Costly, but built effectively and has now lasted several years outside without problem.
We now have one or more of these also. Paid $16 a several years ago|years that are few as opposed to the $23.50 they go for now, but we’d purchase another if we required it. No dilemmas up to now.
Having a well as my water supply and a maximum of 40lbs force, i have never really had a nagging issue linking up to a QD w/Water Stop. On the other side, disconnects, like Gardenia, limit the water movement a lot of for me personally and I also wish to change all the QD fixtures (we have actually a whole lot) just like the Gardenia that have an inferior inside diameter because of the people which have the more expensive inside diameter.
Because of the real means, one brand name (we never keep in mind which) advises a maximum of 60 pounds stress.
My town water stress has reached 65 PSI which causes my Gardena вЂњStopвЂќ fittings just a little tough for connecting, although not impossible. We are going up to a rural great deal with well the following year, and something regarding the things we enjoy with individual water supply is establishing it reduced. 40 psi appears like an excellent start point, and I also’m hopeful that anything imeetzu twitter from hose fixtures to home faucets are better aided by the pressure that is lowered.
I’ve a lot of Gardena fixtures вЂ“ some cut from the movement whenever disconnected, but you can find cheaper people which do not, although that will not fix . We never ever keep in mind perhaps not having the ability to shove the fitting in it for connecting, but maybe my water that is crappy pressure that.
Scott Machovec says
I quit in the shutoff style of disconnects since they are difficult to connect to high water stress and add restriction that is flow/pressure. Contemplate using a turn off valve followed closely by a connect that is quicki love Orbit 58117 connectors). I have a valve on the end of every hose to really make it an easy task to alter nozzles, sprinklers, etc. We’d all the best with the Gilmour all metal ball valves. We have from 2011 have brass handles too lasted great. The brand new people have actually synthetic handles so they really could be less durable. There are several other brands with metal handles. Only a little pricey at ten dollars to $15 nonetheless they past a period of time.
every one of them more or less been this way. Using the old brass people I experienced, they had an equivalent integral shut-off such as your gardena, quick hot connect under great pressure вЂ¦ but eventually the o-ring rotted inside and there clearly was no chance it. The way that is only make that disconnects and reconnects splash evidence is to put in a 90 shutoff ahead of the disconnect.
Curt Shields says
Stuart, the time that is next watering with water-stop-type quick disconnects have to swap accessories utilizing the hose , take to opening the valve regarding the accessory before trying to participate the male/female couplings.
The handheld sprayer’s lever while pushing the quick disconnects together for example: if I’m taking off a watering wand and attaching a handheld sprayer for cleaning, I’ll squeeze. Only a little water aerosols out from the fitting, nevertheless the available course through the device relieves stress on the water-stop check valve enough to seat the male coupling. For guide’s benefit, I usually see 50 psi during the hose bib (on town water).
I’ve some Melnor that is crappy quick from your home Depot, and also this technique is very effective using them. Undoubtedly seeking to change all of them with better people quickly, and so I’ve actually enjoyed this series that is running’ve done.
We unintentionally attempted this early in the day, squeezing the valve and releasing a jet blast of water as things linked.
My Eley acquisitions arrived I’ll that isвЂ“ be them towards the test quickly.
In addition received an alternative hose and interior fitting that is swivel Suncast.
Unfortunately, the hose isвЂ¦ crap. We replaced the washer instantly. Leaked during the spigot yet not the reel. Reversed the washer. Every thing had been leak-free for 5 moments. Reversed the hose. Now it leaked through the reel and never the spigot.
A frustration using this reel is the fact that frontrunner hose is female-female, have actuallyn’t found any replacements which are integrated any such thing but a M-F configuration.
We additionally tried swivel handle to my Flexzilla hose, and it is leak-free in the spigot or in the reel.
Eventually we’ll nevertheless utilize the Suncast reel somewhere, possibly by having a chopped-up Flexzilla leader hose. The doubt there clearly was that the hose and a вЂњrepairвЂќ female-threaded end suitable at minimum half as much as the whole reel.
The thing I think we’ll wind up doing is try out the Eley reel and polyurethane hose for watering, and make use of my longer that is new Flexzilla and DIY Flexzilla frontrunner material, if the children like to fool around with a sprayer or we put up a sprinkler.
Meaning, i am probably going to make use of the Eley to be used for secondary uses if I like it, but it’s sure be nice to have the Suncase earning its footprint too, if only because I love Flexzilla hoses and need it.