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Different sized garden hoses

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02-03-09, 02:22 PM   #1  
Different sized garden hoses

I am connecting a 5/8 garden hose to a 3/4 inch hose.
Will this cause a loss of pressure when I am using the hose?

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02-03-09, 02:33 PM   #2  
are you going down from 3/4 to 5/8 or up from 5/8 to 3/4?

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02-03-09, 02:42 PM   #3  
Depends on which size is connected to faucet.

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02-03-09, 02:54 PM   #4  
The pressure will remain the same however the volume will change depending on which is hooked to the faucet. When you turn on a faucet you are adjusting volume not pressure. Have a good one. Geo

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02-03-09, 03:02 PM   #5  
Yeah the old pressure/volume thing...better to have the 3/4 first, then the 5/8.....but you probably won't notice much difference.

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02-04-09, 04:43 AM   #6  
Smaller to bigger: pressure up, velocity down

Bigger to smaller: pressure down, velocity up

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