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Old 06-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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I use this water hose.
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-all-r...3&blockType=G3

I also have craftsman nozzles.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0130000P?mv=rr

When I turn the water on the water leaks out from the tip of the nozzles. The washers in the spray nozzles are brand new so I know that's not it.
What else could be causing this?

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looks like those spray nozzles have a thumbwheel on the back. try backing it off just a turn or two.

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looks like those spray nozzles have a thumbwheel on the back. try backing it off just a turn or two.
I also tried with another fireman nozzle without that and it still leaks.
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1. A typical garden hose nozzle does not use a washer at the tip but rather has a metal to metal contact that does not make that good a seal.

2. Are you sure there is not a drip to remind you not to leave the house spigot on for long periods of time with just the nozzle stopping the water and the hose under pressure?
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When I turn the water on the water leaks out from the tip of the nozzles. The washers in the spray nozzles are brand new so I know that's not it. What else could be causing this?
Spray nozzles will always leak. Just that they should not be shooting water out. Now of course, I have a good fireman sprayer like you have, but bought at Sam's Club, and have no problem with it leaking water.
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I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts. A little spray or drip is ok, but I feel I'm wasting water. I'll check back here for future hints.
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1. A typical garden hose nozzle does not use a washer at the tip but rather has a metal to metal contact that does not make that good a seal.

2. Are you sure there is not a drip to remind you not to leave the house spigot on for long periods of time with just the nozzle stopping the water and the hose under pressure?
When I release the sprayer there's still a small pressure of water coming out of the nozzle.
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I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts. A little spray or drip is ok, but I feel I'm wasting water. I'll check back here for future hints.
Do not leave the hose on all the time. If you want to stop water flow to the end of the hose, that the nozzle is hooked up to, you can hook up a ball valve. But personally, if you are using the hose, you are wasting water.
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Do not leave the hose on all the time. If you want to stop water flow to the end of the hose, that the nozzle is hooked up to, you can hook up a ball valve. But personally, if you are using the hose, you are wasting water.
I don't. I only place the hose down while washing my car, watering plants, etc....
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Check the pressure on your house.
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I don't. I only place the hose down while washing my car, watering plants, etc....
I would not worry then.

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