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Post by SheilaM » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:10 pm

I have an outside tap and bought myself a bog standard hosepipe like my neighbours.I used the connectors supplied but water leaks or spurts out of the top.My neighbour tried a few times to fit it and put waterproof tape round it etc but it still leaks. I had a look today at other connectors and saw one which said threaded. Is this better? Not sure what it meant.
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Post by someone-else » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm

Maybe you should post a picture of what your outside tap looks like?

Threaded means just what it says, the part in question has a thread.
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Post by Bob225 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:30 pm

Buy some decent fittings either brass or Hozelock ones,

most outside taps (bibcock) are threaded either 1/2" or 3/4" and come with a spigot that screws on to the outlet

eg.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Br ... hFLWRtQ-4g
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Post by SheilaM » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 pm

The one I was looking at was Hozelock. Been out to my tap,my neighbour had put the old one back on with the unsuccessful tape. I couldn't get it off so will see if someone can sort it for me tomorrow.
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Post by SheilaM » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:12 pm

Problem solved with new Hozelock fitting,no leaks at all! Obviously the fittings supplied with the hoses don't always do the job!! Thanks to all.
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Post by Bob225 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:07 pm

Been there, and done that - and learnt my lesson

The cheap hose fittings rarely seal properly, within a few months the weather gets to them - if your unlucky they let go when your using the hose and get a soaking
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Post by SheilaM » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:15 pm

:lol: As my son often says," buy cheap, buy twice" !!
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Post by etaf » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:46 pm

perhaps a rubber washer is missing
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