Expensive HOSE


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Old 05-21-23, 12:55 PM
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Question Expensive HOSE

Hello all. I am hoping that someone has had my sort of problem and can help. I have been replacing my backyard hose for quite some time. It seems that the area where the metal connection ends and the hose begins- I always have water spraying out from that area most times. I just


recently purchased a contractor-grade hose with a huge gold-plated connection BUT it to seems to be leaking from the connection point. I am going to try to connect some pics or videos and maybe someone has a fix for me that is easy to stop this loss of water. Thank you. I know from the picture that it seems to be leaking from the round handle but it is really leaking from the gold-plated area both on top of that connection and the bottom of that connection before the hose material starts.
 
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Old 05-21-23, 01:20 PM
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Look exactly like a hose I picked up a couple years ago. Assuming the o-ring is in place you might want to check the end of the hose bib to make sure it is flat so that it is seating into the o-ring in the hose!
 
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Or cut off the female end......and buy a $3 female connection with screws so it fits together. Also, check the threads on hose bibb and on your existing hose fitting
 
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The hose bib is very old- since the house was built in 1945-- I have no idea how to change that- but when you say cut off the female end-- whare s that and isn't that a lot of work for a brand new $40 hose? Is there a way to flatten out the bib if that is the problem - I have tape dope wrapped around the threads?
 
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Try using two rubber washers in the female connection.

The teflon tape is probably not doing anything. These connections seal by compressing the rubber washer.

It is a new hose so the rubber washer should be good but I would doble check it.
 
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If the hose bibb is accessible from the inside (basement) it is a fairly simple DIY replacement. If not, I agree with the double washer. I'm assuming that you are using a wrench to tighten the hose fitting.
 
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Old 05-24-23, 10:42 AM
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check the end of the hose bib to make sure it is flat
Before the second washer check the end of the mate threads. After sooo many years the end of the bib can get roughed up that the washers cant seal and all it needs is 10 min with a big file to remove the rough ends. Could also be that the threads are distorted and the hose cant screw on enough to seal, them make thread chasers to clean those up also.
 
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If you try to reface the end of the hose bib, make sure that you retain the starter thread.
 
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Oh boy-- I do not think I will attempt that then- I would ONLY make things worse (LOL)-
 
 

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