Worked perfectly on 5/8" Garden hoseI have a 5/8" Flexogen garden hose that had a damaged female connector so I purchased this hose repair. I chose the aluminum over the plastic because I knew I'd need to tighten it very tight. The Flexogen hose has a rib inside and if I couldn't get the hose clamp tight it would leak.I had no problems tightening the hose clamp very tight. Another reviewer mentioned the hose clamp wasn't very good. That wasn't the case for me. I had to use a ratchet to get the hose clamp tight enough to not leak and the included hose clamp is holding fine. It looks a little different from the picture so maybe they upgraded it?I installed the hose clamp about 1/16-1/8" below the swivel end so that the hose clamp wouldn't interfere with the swivel.Very quick and easy to install and no more leaks when watering.
5Brass not AluminumI returned these because they are brass rather than the promised aluminum. Why do I want an aluminum fitting? After all, an aluminum fitting will corrode when left connected to a brass hose bib. Answer: because this is a potable water hose. Brass fittings leach lead into the water and I would rather not have lead diluted in my drinking water. You can tell that they are brass because of the Prop 65 warning on the back of the tag - that tag is there because of the lead problem with brass. Oh by the way, you may want to refrain from drinking water from your hose with brass fittings.
1The rest of the 50 ft hose was in good shape. This is just what was neededHad a hose break at the connector.The rest of the 50 ft hose was in good shape.This is just what was needed.
5Orbit Repair LinkWorks as advertised , repaired old hose and works without any additional leaks . Very easy to install.
5Very Nice Product: Even the Hose Clamp is FinishedThese nozzles are really beautiful. This is the first time I had to do the replacement job myself and after I consulted online the job took maybe a couple of minutes. I'm not counting the time it took to boil water to soften the hose, but even then it was a snap job. Not bad for an elderly lady with arthritic hands. I tried the hose today and had to wrench the connector a bit tighter (hand tightening not enough), but all is well. One little tidbit: I noticed in some of the reviews that there were general complaints about slicing a finger on the hose clamp. These hose clamps are finished. I looked and felt and these hose claps are smooth. Even so and just to make sure, I covered the clamp with electrical tape. Nice product.
5Brass not aluminumThis is a brass female garden hose thread GHT swivel 5/8" hose shank hose end repair fitting. I would purchase this item again. The item I received was labeled as brass. I deeply scratched one and it appears to be brass through and through.
5Learn from OTHERS ... or Yourself at your OWN EXPEN$E !!!This is the ONLY way to go with making a short hose aor fixing a broken one. The ones you buy in wally world that have the saddle clamp with screws on both sides ... always ...ALWAYS ...give way ...usually in the middle of the night or at (Murphy's Law) the MOST UN-opportune time running water for hours (or days)!!! Until you fix it right with one of these ..learn from OTHER'S experience. I live East of the Mississippi where there is PLENTY of cheap water ... If I were still in California the water bill would have cost me 10-100 times what a decent brass and steel coupler would. Soooo endith the lesson ...Sooo let it be written ...sooo let it be done !!! :-) (retired educator)
5Metal too Soft to SealThis is made from aluminum. The barb-end is so soft that I could not get the fitting to seal without leaking with in Sears 5/8" black rubber hose. I returned it and bought a brass fitting at the hardware store. That one seals.
1Everything You Always Wanted in a Hose Repair KitSturdy materials and construction (aluminum won't rust & strong), easily installed, secure seal (if it leaks just tighten the stainless steel clamp), prime eligible and the least expensive water hose repair kit, everything I was looking for in a hose repair kit. Not a lot to talk about when discussing hose repair kits. I wonder what's the difference between a 3-star rated hose repair kit & a 4-star rated hose repair kit?
5Be Wise When Making the Connection.It worked great, but instructions may have helped a little. Don't make the mistake of allowing the hose connection bevel to slide below the hose while pushing the insert into the hose. It won't pull back over. Had to cut off the hose and start again. Use a Philips screw driver and hammer to help drive the insert into the hose. But it worked great once I got past my mistakes.
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