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  • I've always found Hozelock pretty good....................      I've invariably found the water leaks drips are either caused by a worn/compresed O ring or else the hose end has stretched where it pushes onto the "spigot" in the connector...... just cut an inch off the end of the hose and then put it back on the connector.

    • PRO

      Thanks Graham , Yes i put it down to the the above , I find even new connectors dont seem to last very long , even the brass ones seem to leak after a short while . I cut the hose pipe like you mention but just wish the connectors had a better grip with zero drip . 

      I am hoping to find connectors which use olives at the joint instead of the sprigs .

  • PRO

    Metal hozelocks/gardena premium are good. Having enough female connectors so you never have to take them off of the hose is even better.

  • PRO

    It gets worse when you end up mix n matching various makes.

    You can often gauge if it’s going to be a problem if you don’t get that firm sounding ‘click’...

    Always rated Gardena stuff and I know the hoselock gear is also good.

  • PRO

    I rate claber stuff, seems a tighter fit but maybe that’s subjective.......

  • Hozelock pro is a vast improvement on the normal range. 

    • PRO

      Many thanks for all the feedback so far .

      Question had arisen owing to amount of watering i had to do last week using customers hose pipes and tap connectors , i resorted to using watering cans meaning lots of trips back and forth to outdoor tap due to leaky fittings , i felt i would lose more water via the leaky connectors than would end up on the garden . 

      googling all the different brands mentioned so far i think product compatibility i.e all same brand hose and fittings instead of brand mixing and matching may help and also thinking fittings work okay when new but then start to perish and leak , perhaps some can be restored by fitting new O rings and washers or simply keep a bunch of pro connectors at hand to use on customers hose pipes to prevent leaks in the interest of water conservation 

      Another important issue though is i dont want any major leaks from customers hose pipes when using my petrol pressure washer Am i correct in thinking any sudden loss of water feed can blow the pump when in use ? 

      Sorry if this post is begining to sound over anxious , i appreciate hose pipes are not the most enthralling of subjects ( :

      • no.... a loss in water feed to the pressure washer won't do any harm..... the motor just keeps running with nothing coming out.   I always run mine with the tap off when I'm finshed  to empty it + the hose..... makes the hose a bit lighter to move + you don't want to leave water in the washer if there's a chance of it freezing.


  • A couple of years ago, the lawn one of our regulars 'mysteriously' changed character.  It was rectangular, about 250sq m., it would always get it's scarify, core, weed and feed etc, however this particular year one half was so much better than the other. My lads tended weekly and I would pop round monthly and scratch my head, as I just couldn't get the other half to catch up.

    I mentioned it to the client, but all I got was an 'oh well, just one of those things I expect'.  Anyway, toward the end of the summer, a rather sheepish lady of the house had to admit that while they were on holiday, they had asked one of my lads to pop in every 3 or 4 days to water their pots, which they had left in the shade. He used their trigger operated spray gun and on his last visit before they returned home, he had left the water on at the tap. Anyway, the (Hozelock)connector had popped off and the tap was running full on for 4 days - hence a lovely half a lawn and it lasted like that all summer!! 


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