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Water Hose Gaskets That Last Longer Than 15 Minutes


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I think the title says it all. I full time and I have never found a gasket that lasts any length of time in full time use. My main white water hose has been in use since August 2010 and it is still going strong, but I couldn't even count the number of gaskets I have put is it and others.

Any suggestions of a source? I know they are cheap, but drips drive me crazy.

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I am not being critical but something isn't right or possibly you are doing something wrong but that seems unlikely. Most of the ones I have used lasted a significant time. I can't even tell you a brand or where I got them. I will say that in some cases I have used some that start out as more like an O'ring. I am sure you have gently felt inside the female fitting and the edge of the male end for burrs or the like. Have you tried a different hose to see if you have the same issue , in which case the issue may be you old hose. I have replace the hose ends occaisionly with a higher quality brass end and in some cases cheap plastic which actually worked better in some applications.

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Are you over tightening them? I've found that hand tight is usually better than wrench tight with hoses.

That was my thought also. I have found that the ones at Walmart don't seem to last as long as the rubber type from Lowe's or Home Depot.

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I found that the cheaper hoses tend to leak at the fittings after a year or so. I spent a little more and got a better quality hose with much better fittings. This was at Wal-Mart and the cheaper hose was white in color and the better hose was blue. The blue one has stronger machined fittings. - No leaks. Dave.

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I found that the cheaper hoses tend to leak at the fittings after a year or so. I spent a little more and got a better quality hose with much better fittings. This was at Wal-Mart and the cheaper hose was white in color and the better hose was blue. The blue one has stronger machined fittings. - No leaks. Dave.

 

Quality pays for itself . ;)

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I found that the cheaper hoses tend to leak at the fittings after a year or so. I spent a little more and got a better quality hose with much better fittings. .

I agree with that, but a new washer don't usually correct that leak either although it can cause us to over tighten the fitting and so damage the washer.

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I found that the cheaper hoses tend to leak at the fittings after a year or so. I spent a little more and got a better quality hose with much better fittings. This was at Wal-Mart and the cheaper hose was white in color and the better hose was blue. The blue one has stronger machined fittings. - No leaks. Dave.

Is that blue hose for pottable water ? Regular garden hoses laying in the sun can sure give the water a nasty taste :(

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I was having the exact same problem until I went to Home Depot and dug around in the hose department outside in Garden area. I found a package of real rubber gaskets like used to come with a hose. They are made of red rubber. Not the cheap black plastic ones that have 4 or 5 tits to locate them in the fitting. No more problems with leaks.

 

Ray

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I have not had good luck coiling any of the white hoses in cold weather due to breakage/cracking. So far I have not cracked one of the blue hoses.

Later,

J

 

PS Agree the blue ones have better fitting attached and leak less often.

 

I find that even the blue ones can be difficult to roll up when they are cold. Unfortunately I have not found any rubber NSF approved hoses at a price I am willing to pay.

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Guess i've been lucky as I have a couple of the cheaper white hoses over five years old still working fine. I think I've replaced washers once a few years ago. In cold weather I don't pull them out straight, just loose coils, and add another hose if I need more length. We don't hook up but just fill the tank when we need.

Russ

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Guess i've been lucky as I have a couple of the cheaper white hoses over five years old still working fine. I think I've replaced washers once a few years ago. In cold weather I don't pull them out straight, just loose coils, and add another hose if I need more length. We don't hook up but just fill the tank when we need.

Russ

 

That is really good advice. I think I will get another hose to double up the length before we head out in March. March is that time of year when no one can actually get it right.

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