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How to fix a garden hose faucet valve leak

You need to replace the stem packing. The stem that the knob is affixed to the end of is sealed with a packing nut which has either a packing washer or a quantity of packing material under it. You ...
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How do I free a stuck ball bearing on a garden hose quick connecter?

Spray some WD-40 and then try to move the balls with a piece of rubber, or with your finger wearing rubber gloves. I've used this technique to free a sensor wheel from a thermal heater clogged with ...
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Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

The metal part you are holding is the outer non-kinking protective pipe. There should be a flexible rubbery tube inside. I hope it hasn't retreated far down the pipe because it has to go over the barb ...
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How do I connect a nozzle to a hose that doesn't have a threaded connector?

Yes, search for a male garden hose replacement fitting, they are available at most home stores for under $5. They have a barbed fitting that goes into the hose end and a clamp. (On garden hoses and ...
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Drinking Water Safe hose reel - what to look for?

It's a miracle so many of us survived childhood. I drank from hoses all the time, and I've lived to tell the story. Even so, it's not a safe practice. As you know, there are several "drinking ...
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How do I free a stuck ball bearing on a garden hose quick connecter?

Thank you so much for the Silicone spray. This worked on the one of three that I found was 'stuck'. It took less time to fix this at the barn than trying to get the rubber washers in the correct way!...
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How to fix a garden hose faucet valve leak

I recently had a similar problem (different style tap). I believe what you probably need to do is - turn off the water to the tap (ie at the mains) Undo the tap by using a spanner turning ...
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Prevent garden hose connections from seizing

Aluminum is a relatively soft metal. When the threads go together, the aluminum can deform slightly so that it really 'locks on'. Depending on what other material the aluminum is fastened to, there ...
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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

I contacted Gilmore, one of the leading sprinkler manufacturers about this question. Here's what they had to say: For optimal use, our sprinklers should be used with a pressure of 40-60 PSI coming ...
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Can I put a one minute delay on my hose so I don't get wet when the sprinkler turns on?

Put a valve at your hydrant, so that you can turn on the hose/sprinkler after walking back to your source. It's the easiest way if you aren't looking for a permanent sprinkler system install.
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Are my hoses safe?

when I first turn it on in order to water my plants and such, the water seems fizzy or foamy for about twenty seconds each time (well, once a day or so). Nothing to get excited about. Dissolved gases ...
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How can I reduce the pressure and flow to only part of an irrigation system?

A twin faucet outlet simplifies things. If you really need to irrigate both trees and sprinkler at same time just add a metafim reducer to the line supplying the trees.ideally a twin faucet with two ...
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How does a self-cleaning dripping hose work?

By flushing debris as it is detected throughout operation, and not only at the beginning or end of a cycle; this ensures uninterrupted dripper operation. It has a labyrinth structure (Turbonetâ„¢) and ...
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How far can water travel through garden hose and soaker hose?

The length makes "no" difference it is the elevation that matters. A very long length will reduce maximum flow rate . I use a 100ft hose to sprinkle sometimes and notice no reduced flow . Be sure to ...
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Prevent garden hose connections from seizing

Aluminium is relatively cheap to form these fine threads when compared to brass. The lightness of aluminium is not really a positive benefit. Aluminium corrodes to a stable white oxide in the first ...
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Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

I followed the steps outlined here and repaired the hose. Used a coat hanger and bent a hook at the end to fish out the the tube which was about a foot from the end. I pushed the tube to the top of ...
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Are my hoses safe?

The drink water is not always 100% water with some mineral/salts. It is just safe to drink. Having seen some aqueduct, I can say that there are some lichens, mosses and seaweeds. These are 100% safe, ...
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How to replace end connector on stainless steel hoses

The picture appears to show a female brass fitting that has jammed on the male hose end. Probably due to galling, which stainless steel is highly subject to. Brass should be resistant, but it's either ...
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Waterproofing a section of a soaker hose

My solution to this problem is less mechanical but I've found effective. Pipe insulation is water proof and I inserted the soaker hose through pre-measured sections cut the length of the area's I don'...
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Waterproofing a section of a soaker hose

The Gardena system is pretty much compatible with their other hoses and connectors. They come in two diameters and are easy to install. I would simply cut the soaker hose at one end of the pavement ...
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Sleeve for hose tunnel

If you want to put hose inside the "casing" , I would suggest 2" PVC pipe, common , cheap. But you will need to get to the ends so that you can push the hose through with no turns , only very gradual ...
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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

A sprinkler will not increase the pressure in the garden hose above your faucet pressure. However, the advice about the garden hose strength you need covers all applications. There is one application ...
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LDPE Pipe versus hoses for garden irrigation?

If I understand your question correctly, it all comes down to pressure loss, flow, and distance. I'm not familiar with LDPE specifically, but have used PE. While the specific numbers might very a ...
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Looking for a non-kink hose and variable spray nozzle with NO LEAKS

Garden hoses are completely on-topic! Any headache will become a negative link between a human and the garden. Get the length you need, make sure you get the THICKEST and most expensive you are able ...
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Fix leak in Gardena T1030d water timer

I can't be sure from the diagram, but it doesn't look like #7 unscrews... it looks like it just pulls out; I think that you need to remove the pins (#9), and then pull #7 and #10 apart. Again, you ...
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Drinking Water Safe hose reel - what to look for?

I've been looking for a drinking water safe garden hose reel for years, but never been able to find one that I was comfortable using, so I've been forced to just coil my hoses up on the ground. But ...
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How to fix a garden hose faucet valve leak

Cute! Love that old faucet. Have you tried turning the water off at the street, disassembling this faucet and using plumber's tape on the threads? Otherwise, get a new faucet! Depending where you live ...
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