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Red Squirrel 07-18-2012 04:58 PM

Is it safe to leave hose on? (with gun attachment at end)
 
I've been working on watering some seedlings around my house and cannot physically get to the hose tap outside, so I just leave the pressure on and go use it on a as needed bassis. I noticed once in a while the hose bib will spray water, I guess it's releasing pressure from the water in the hose heating up from being outside.

Does doing this pose any danger to the plumbing (mostly the hose bib)? I can't see why but thought I'd check.

AllanJ 07-18-2012 05:17 PM

As the water expands in the hose left out in the sun, the hose gets stretched a tad and its life can be shortened.

Red Squirrel 07-18-2012 05:33 PM

Oh ok, so on the really hot days I should probably turn it off and depressurize it then?


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