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Old 12-06-2015, 03:35 PM
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So I always use the plastic disconnects from Lowes on my hoses and even the raw water washdown on the boat. But as you know they always leak or break. Are the metal ones any better? Is there a better option? Maybe I'm hard on them but I go through them frequently and they seem to ALWAYS leak after a little time.
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:54 PM
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Not cheap however the plastics ones are not free either.

http://www.eleyhosereels.com/accesso...cWNBoCc87w_wcB

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Old 12-06-2015, 03:57 PM
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I've spent more than that on broken plastic ones over time!!!!
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:01 PM
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I have the brass connectors, mostly likely bought at Home Depot. I have not bought any in a couple of years as they last forever but i know I paid a whole lot less than that. I use them in a lot of places including on the low pressure washer and on the sprinklers.
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:02 PM
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my concern with metal ones would be damage to the boat if you were to drop it
if the plastic ones have an o-ring lubricate it so the o-ring doesn't get chewed up
http://www.mkmpoolspa.com/aladdin-ma...FUKQHwodZAwDxw
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Around salt water my biggest problem is corrosion in the threads. I have been putting grease around the threads lately and it has helped a bit.
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by txj33p View Post
I have the brass connectors, mostly likely bought at Home Depot. I have not bought any in a couple of years as they last forever but i know I paid a whole lot less than that. I use them in a lot of places including on the low pressure washer and on the sprinklers.



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Old 12-06-2015, 05:18 PM
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I'll give the brass ones a try! Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:09 AM
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The ones Home Depot sells are better than the ones at Lowes (Melnor or something like that)
I have a bunch of them around here on 8 hose bibs. They are just consummables in the Florida sun. They all get brittle after a while and crack but it is years.
My well water kills the brass ones a lot sooner.
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Ditto, buy the brass ones or keep replacing the cheap plastic ones.
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