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Old 09-07-2019, 01:47 PM   #1
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Best garden hose end replacement?

This isn't boat related, but what're folks favorites for replace the male end of a garden hose? I've got a pretty nice 100' hose that's had a sprayer stuck to the end fitting. My son and his friends attempted to remove it and wrecked the hose. I've tried various box store hose end replacements, and most were awful.

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Old 09-07-2019, 02:10 PM   #2
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I used a "box store" replacement with a barbed end, it leaked (of course) so I added some Breeze clamps like on the boat. Works great, no leaks still use the hose.
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Yeah, I've "worked around" all kinds of crappy ones in the past but would really like to revisit finding a genuinely decent replacement for this.
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I just bought a new hose yesterday for the boat. I had a 6í hose I used for my anchor washdown and after a few years the hose ends rusted out (raw water wash down at times). I decided to go with a 15í hose to replace it and part of that was thinking that I could replace the end when this one fails.

So it would be nice to know of a good hose end replacement because Iíll know that Iíll need more for this hose as well as the others.
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:49 PM   #5
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One thought that occurs to me is it might be worth trying to find a local hydraulic fitting supplier or something similar that might be able to crimp a 'factory-like' end on it. It was an expensive enough hose to make it worth taking it somewhere to have it 'done right' but probably too heavy to justify spending to ship it back/forth somewhere.
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:15 PM   #6
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I just used high quality barbed brass fittings and a good small hose clamp. Worked great on my washdown hose for years of pretty heavy use.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:00 PM   #7
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Heat shrink tubing instead of a clamp makes it nicer. I have done this with air hose also.
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The brass ones are great for fresh water. I've used several for years. Melnor sell several sizes.

For raw water, the plastic one would not corrode.
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I've used some of the brass ones shown and really like them. Hard ro find is the only downside.
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The brass ones are great for fresh water. I've used several for years. Melnor sell several sizes.

For raw water, the plastic one would not corrode.
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https://www.mcmaster.com/garden-hose-fittings
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I get them on Amazon.
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The brass ones are great for fresh water. I've used several for years. Melnor sell several sizes.

For raw water, the plastic one would not corrode.


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Old 09-07-2019, 09:51 PM   #13
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I got some of these from Walmart except they're all plastic so no corrosion and no dissimilar metal problems. Like them so much, I bought 4 of each end.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/a...7&d=1567902503

Go t Walmart online, and "search garden hose end".

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I bought a hose a couple of years ago for the boat. It is drinking water safe and coils up in a small size. So far I really like it, got it on Amazon. Brand is zero-G. No affiliation just satisfied customer.
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Speaking of hoses, this doesn't address the OP'S question about an end fitting, but I finally found a hose I like, for home and the boat. Zero G hose. They make an RV/boat version but I just bought the regular gray version. Light, easily coiled, nice heavy end fittings that screw together easily. Initially Zero G looks like one of those retractable hoses that are really just flimsy rubber surgical hose inside a nylon sleeve, but Zero G is much stronger, it's not flimsy and it does not retract on itself. I won't buy those retractable/expanding hoses any more, even the "tough" ones spring leaks all the time and I end up throwing them out. Lowe's carries Zero G, or Walmart, or you can easily order it online. Not a hose salesman, no connection whatsoever, I just finally found a hose that performs well and isn't annoying.
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Comodave beat me to it. Good hose.
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Every now and then I am fast, but usually slow... Nice to hear someone else had a good experience with the zero-G hose.
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I use the $1 or so plastic hose ends from WalMart or Ocean State all the time. I have two on my boat now that I use almost daily. I cut a 25' hose in half and put those fittings on the cut ends, so I have two 12.5' hoses, one fore and one aft.

I go with plastic because it (1) doesn't chip or scratch the fiberglass, and (2) doesn't rust. I've never had one leak. And if I did, for a buck or two I'd just replace it.

To add a little thread drift, I use the cheap-o plastic nozzles to. Again, mostly to protect the finish. Those metal ones can really leave a mark! A second benefit is that the expensive ones seem to wander around the dock, as folks in neighboring slips tend to "borrow" them. They eventually stow away on someone else's boat and head for the high seas. The cheap plastic ones don't seem quite so mobile. And they're cheap enough that I don't really care if they do decide to wander. I just pick up a couple every spring when they hit the big-box stores.
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One thought that occurs to me is it might be worth trying to find a local hydraulic fitting supplier or something similar that might be able to crimp a 'factory-like' end on it. It was an expensive enough hose to make it worth taking it somewhere to have it 'done right' but probably too heavy to justify spending to ship it back/forth somewhere.
Colliflower in Annapolis my be able to help
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Colliflower in Annapolis my be able to help
Yeah, this was my thought. Drag the hose to them and have them use whatever tooling is necessary to put a factory-like fitting back on it. The 'to do' list is out of control these days...

I really hate the clamp on kind. They're bulky and never really seem to get a good seal anyway.

This is for the house, so it's just fresh water. Learned not to bring those metal quick-disconnects to the boat. Both from a corrosion and 'weight cracking gelcoat finish' perspectives. The all plastic ones don't seal up as well, but at least they allow parting the sprayer from them instead of corroding and seizing up solid like most stuff that merely looks like 'brass'.
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