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A hose coupling is a connector on the end of a hose to connect (or couple) it with another hose or with a tap or a hose appliance, such as an irrigation sprinkler. It is usually made of steel, brass, stainless steel, aluminium or plastic.
Please note: Garden hose fittings are universal – meaning garden hose fittings are compatible with one another no matter the size of the water hose. For example, a 1/2″ garden hose with garden hose fittings can connect with a 5/8″ or 3/4″ hose with garden hose fittings.
No, they come in a variety of designs and sizes for different tasks. For example, there are male and female connectors, terms that refer to the way they attach to other hoses or connectors. Other designs include nozzles, valves, varying pressure tolerances, and adapters for use in a multitude of specific circumstances.
For repairing damaged hose by joining two pieces of hose together.
To mend a small hole or leak in your hose, try using electrical tape, duct tape or specially designed hose repair tape. Clean and dry the hose section before applying. Overlap the tape as you wrap it around the hose. Take care to not wrap too tight as the hose may wrinkle and the tape won`t seal.

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Leakage from the garden hose connection along with connection to the pressure washer.
ANSWER : The female hos bib connection should have a typical hose washer inside.Often you can’t tighten the nut tight enough without this washer, to keep it from leaking both from the hose, and the rest fo the fitting into the washer.

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Sprayer hose split after 2 uses – Garden Brand Outdoor Garden Utility Sink – Gb4000
ANSWER : Manufacture defect–operator abuse–

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The contents in the bottle doesn't come out – Ortho Dial N Spray Hose End Sprayer
ANSWER : Open the continer is there a small piece of hose connected to the lid if not connect it. the water creates a suction through the hose when it passes over the hole inside the continer to spray the contents of the bottle.

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HOW TO USE WITH DRY FERTILIZER – Ortho Dial N Spray Hose End Sprayer
ANSWER : Can only use liquid or soluble dry

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I can’t connect the garden hose to the water inlet. I am using a size 5/8” hose but it wont connect to the unit. Please help!
ANSWER : Karcher electric pressure washers typically are supplied fitted with the male half of a standard Hozelock connector. You need the female half secured to the end of your hose, and then they just click together.

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Had the Northstar 3000 psi Pressure Washer for 2 months and it started leaking oil from the pump during use. Took it to Northern and they are replacing the pump under warranty but said it was likely because I was using quick connects on my garden hose coupling and that was restricting the water flow making the pump overheat. They said never to use quick connects on the garden hose unless the opening is at least 5/8″. Does anyone make such a quick connect? I hate having to screw the garden hose on every time, and also having to remove my quick connects at the water spigot end. Thanks.
ANSWER : It is easy to check if your hose and quick connects are supplying enough water to the pump. Your pressure washer gallon per minuite requirements are printed on the machine and also on the pressure tips in GPM. Your post indicates 2.5 gpm but check your documentation of GPM. Next remove the tip from the wand and connect your hose with current quick connects to the machine. Start engine and direct the pressure wand into a bucket for exactly one minute. Measure the amount of water in the bucket, it should be very close to stated gallons. Do the same test with tip installed and compare measurement. If pump is starving for water you will not get proper amount of water in the bucket and the water hose will collapse. Two to four gallons of water per minute is not very demanding and should be delivered even with very small opening. You can even just direct the hose into the bucket for one minute and check how much water your hose is capable of delivering. I believe that you will find no problem with water delivery to pump. I would certainly enlighten Northern with your findings and question their evaluation. When you start using your pressure washer again try using it at lowest pressure to get the job done. Lowering the pressure to about 75% of max will increase the life of the pump and engine. Good luck with you pump

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Should i turn hose on full blast – Ortho Dial N Spray Hose End Sprayer
ANSWER : Yes

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Need to replace fuel lines on my Troy Bilt gas hedge trimmer. Where can I get replacement fuel lines… or better yet… what size are the lines and where can I buy a few feet of the lines. Note: I have reviewed the parts assembly and it would seem to indicate I have to replace the entire handle assembly (Part #1) instead of just buying replacement hose(s). Any help to resolve my issue would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance
ANSWER : Replacement fuel lines should be readily available at your local lawnmower repair shop. Your TroyBilt hedger uses fuel line that is 3/32″ (2.4mm) interior dimension, 3/16″ (4.8mm) outside dimension, with a 3/64″ (1.2mm) wall dimension.
Most manufacturers don’t offer replacement line, only fuel tank assemblies. Find your local shop, and try to get the TYGON brand…it is yellow. Tygon lasts the longest. You should be able to buy it by the foot for less than $2 per foot. You will need 2 feet of hose to replace both lines.

Make sure to clean the in-tank filter when replacing hoses.

Good luck.

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