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Old 06-15-2020, 07:41 AM   #1
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Contractor Hose fittings


Not sure if this belongs here or somewhere else, but here goes . . .

I have a 3/4" contractor hose and can't find fittings that fit it. The male hose end replacements I've found are too small, made to fit 5/8 - 3/4 as opposed to "full-blooded" 3/4 like this one.

I've got the other smaller size too, and the difference is readily apparent. The barb is not tight enough and water leaks, and simply cinching a clamp down tighter doesn't work.

Any thoughts on where to find fittings that will fit?

Hate to toss a perfectly good hose that's sturdy as stone except for the [expletive] fittings.

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Anywhere but a box store.
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Regular hardware stores don't have them, either.
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Regular hardware stores don't have them, either.

https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Repair.../dp/B0814VG6WQ
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Thanks, saw them, too. Looking for a local retailer if possible.

Maybe contractor's supply . . . . .
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" Proper size:
The diameter of brass garden hose mender is approx. 17 mm/ 0.67 inches, easy to connect the 3/4 inch hose for easily insert and remove hoses, please check your hose size before purchasing."
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Think about this a second and we might see where at least some of the problem lies in the above statement from Amazon.


If i recall 5/8" in decimal form is 0.625". Amazon lists their barbed fitting as 0.67" which would be a push fit into a 5/8" hose, perfect for a 0.045" interference fit. But what does Amazon say - " easy to connect the 3/4 inch hose for easily insert and remove hoses, please check your hose size before purchasing " .



OH BOY, now if we could only have more metric system involved in this screwed up mess. Kind of disappointing only 17 mm was only mentioned.
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" Proper size:
The diameter of brass garden hose mender is approx. 17 mm/ 0.67 inches, easy to connect the 3/4 inch hose for easily insert and remove hoses, please check your hose size before purchasing."
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Think about this a second and we might see where at least some of the problem lies in the above statement from Amazon.


If i recall 5/8" in decimal form is 0.625". Amazon lists their barbed fitting as 0.67" which would be a push fit into a 5/8" hose, perfect for a 0.045" interference fit. But what does Amazon say - " easy to connect the 3/4 inch hose for easily insert and remove hoses, please check your hose size before purchasing " .



OH BOY, now if we could only have more metric system involved in this screwed up mess. Kind of disappointing only 17 mm was only mentioned.
0ne inches = 26 mm
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@SeniorCitizen and @Nealtw , your travails are why I want to hold in my sweaty palm before I buy. Better for all.
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I prefer to buy local as well, and would bet that someone within a reasonable distance has them on the shelf. I don't know how they are all related, and assume there are other chain names in various parts of the country, but one thing I noticed years ago is that not all Ace's are the same and not all True Value's are the same. I have an Ace store in one direction that is pretty good any more, a lot better than it used to be, which I believe is more of a "company store. I have another Ace store in the opposite direction, Ace name all over, inside and outside, but it still carries the old family name as well, and that's the one where I would go for a left hand thread nut, biggest assortment of metric screws and nuts, and things like the hose end that the other one didn't have. And then there's True Value, which I generally think of as second to Ace, but we have an independent one of those a little farther away, Tru Value inside and out, still locally owned and operating under their long time independent name, and that's where I go for things that "nobody is going to carry", because sure enough they usually have it.
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@SeniorCitizen and @Nealtw , your travails are why I want to hold in my sweaty palm before I buy. Better for all.
That's the #1 reason i don't purchase on line. If the idiots ever give some accurate details about the item maybe, but i doubt that will ever happen as long as success is in selling items that don't fit.


Concerning the hose i repaired just recently, i snipped a inch piece and took it to Ace hardware and even then there is some question. So i discovered a way of sizing without looking like a nurd and taking my vernier caliper. That particular little hanging display of theirs can be dis-assembled to test fit and be re-assembled if rejected. Sometimes it pays to be an old IE major.


OH, BTW -- one of the plastic male repair fittings seems to have a thread pitch maybe a half millimeter off from the old USA standard so it gets forced as usual.
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@SeniorCitizen and @Nealtw , your travails are why I want to hold in my sweaty palm before I buy. Better for all.
I worked for an outfit that repaired hoses, all our bits and pieces came from a local company that sold to all the fire dept.s
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Looking for a local retailer if possible.

Maybe contractor's supply . . . . .
I'd think Grainger would have them and I'm sure there's a location near you.
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The precise value is 25.4 mm per inch.
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I don't need to look on charts or even think anymore because Siri has that all knowed up.
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I'd think Grainger would have them and I'm sure there's a location near you.
Thanks for the tip!

There is one, but they've gone curbside, which I was also hoping to avoid. I want to look and see before I buy, not guess and hope.

But I'll keep looking.
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