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Old 05-31-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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Can any one recommend a good hose nozzle.
We have been through them all. Cheap ones,expensive ones. Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot. Trigger sprays and the multiple spray-wands. They never last-not even a season.
Does anyone have one to recommend!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Know what you mean, and this spring discovered that my cheapo plastic rain nozzle works better than the expensive one I bought last season. I can't turn the plastic one off once it's on, but it doesn't leak.

Brass is probably the way to go, though. And then there's the hose connectors, too ... They can leak like nobody's business. It's a never ending battle! *sigh*
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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A lot depends on the water. It you have well water or the water from the municipality has crud in it, a lot of nozzles will clog, leak, or not shut off. You can put a strainer on the hose, or go to the old style brass nozzle that you twist open and close. You may have to clear it out but it'll work. The click to get different spray pattern nozzles can SOMETIMES be popped apart, cleaned and snapped back together.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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I'm bumping this thread.

Anyone have a good hose nozzle that they haven't needed to replace after a short time-lasted years??
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've had the same solid brass twist nozzle for 16 years now. Actually I have the same commercial grade hose too.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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There is one on sale in the latest Harbor Freight ad. It's a six pattern trigger sprayer nozzle for $4.99 and a 10 pattern one for $6.99. We have had one for several years and it's still working fine. It's on page 20 of the ad.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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This isn't one to use in the garden because it would probably blast the plants out of the ground. lol But for high pressure without buying a pressure washer, there is a brass spray nozzle that is just one solid stream. No adjustments, not shut off. Ir you need to spray down the side of the house or outbuilding, this nozzle will do the job. I worked for the highway department and we used these to clear out rock and dirt stuck in the bed of the dump trucks. Might cost you $1 to $1.50.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Kygman, those are kewl nozzles for a different reason. You can take them, stick 'em on a garden hose, stick the whole thing in a length of pvc pipe and drill post holes by having the water running and slamming the pipe up and down.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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I find a teen-age son is the main reason most nozzles don't last a season. Try to keep mine under lock and key.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Aren't hose nozzles a pain?

You're a wealth of great information Harry.

We have hoses and nozzles all over the place. The old brass style do last, but seem better for long, hard water jet/sprays. In sand, they quit turning after awhile (when not attended to).

You normally get what you pay for, although I'v had the reverse results also .. expensive ones breaking while some cheapo lasts for years.

(also depends on how many times you drop them)
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