Leaking Issue

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  1. chip

    chip Guru
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    Where my reel connects, the outer connection that is, is a hozelock, but it leaks, have replaced both male and female end and still leaks! Have wrapped oodles of ptfe tape in the gap and seems ok unless the thing has any movement on it, ie from something catching it. So question is, is there a better snap section than hozelock?
     
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  2. David Taylor

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    usually when my hoselock starts to leak, it just needs a replacement rubber o ring on the male part.
     
  3. chip

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    That's what I thought, but used another male altogether! Maybe just been unlucky?
     
  4. Newbie123

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    Hoselock definetley cheapest and most available option do like the the rectus 26 elbow connector still can get damaged with a good sideways knock and still relies on rubber grommet to avoid leaks have you tried the brass hoselocks tend to be better quality
     
  5. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    take all the ptfe tape of, it might be stopping the rubber in the male fitting making contact and therefore a seal. shouldn`t require the tape if rubber is ok.
     
  6. chip

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    It was doing it before, must be a duff end, might try the brass end, never thought of that!
     
  7. rcproperty

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    brass ones seem better when i put them on, but can still give a little drip now and again.
     
  8. Extremecleansussex

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    You can get stainless steel male fittings from B&Q now. I've had one one for ages without problem and I just buy the best female I can get at the time.

    I find the rubber o ring wears on the male fitting and the plastic "grips" snap on the female fitting.

    It's just a case of carrying a few spares and changing them when necessary.
     
  9. bluemonkey

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    where are you buying the hoselock, if b and q buy from somewhere else
     
  10. Kips

    Kips Well-Known Member
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    heh heh heh


    couldnt resist..
     
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