Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SEF Pooly Made
These adapters are poorly made. They will leak and if you tighten it the threaded ring will pop off of the body. The lip on the body is very narrow which makes it easy to press fit the threaded ring onto the body, but it is too narrow to seal against the washer. I have tried 5 different types and brands of washers, from the cheap to the heavy duty and none seal enough to stop it from dripping or leaking a steady stream.
These are replacements for 2 (a different brand) I bought in the early 1990s, and 1 I bought two years ago. All three are the same, they will not seal and pop apart if they are tightened. I use these as adapters on 1/2" FPT water timers and a piped connection to sprinklers. It defeats the purpose of timers if I have to turn on and off the faucet by hand to stop water waste and mesquito breading puddles.
I understand no company wants to manufacture a product that will last 10 to 15 years anymore, but at least engineer it so we can get a few years use before it fails.These are made of PVC and ultraviolet light will weaken them over time. Eventually they will weaken to the point the threaded ring will just split, but this product is so poorly designed they do not work from the start.
I would not recommend these to anyone, they do not seal and waste water. I have used this product in the past and it was made different. The lip the washer seals against was wider and thicker. The one's I bought in the 1990s were constructed very different, heavy duty compare to these.
I have included a picture to show how they pop apart, as some reviewers believe it is not possible. Maybe they have an older version.
January 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BAnder Failed as soon as I turned it on.
I have high water pressure. I made a pressure washer from a 1/2" PVC and used this device to connect the hose. I turned it on and as soon as I picked it off the ground it failed. My frustration has been off the chart.
May 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYallday 3 Strikes You're Out
If there is exactly no torque - it works but I'm not sure why this can't be created without the hinged part of it. Just make a solid piece of plastic. Busted 3 times even after the Home Depot guy promised me his solution would work (adding an additional rubber washer). For anyone looking for a solution - I think NIBCO might make a suitable alternative but I haven't verified this yet.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jds7837 Hose Connector for Irrigation System
I use these fittings in a manifold design for a home lawn irrigation system
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zack Works fine
This item has worked well for me. I am not sure what the previous reviewer is referring to when he says the connector pops apart. One end is screwed into the hose, the other one is glued to PVC pipe. How can it come apart unless it breaks in the middle? Mine have not broken so far. Keep in mind that PVC is not very UV stable. If the assembly is supposed to sit in the sun all summer long I would recommend either spray painting it with UV protective paint, bury it or cover it up somehow.
July 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rbssa VERY sensitive to torque
This device has worked perfectly for me, if I can keep the garden hose perfectly inline with the pvc. If the garden hose places the slightest bit of lateral pressure on the fitting, this fitting leaks or pops apart. The movement in the garden hose as it fills with water is enough to cause the leak and/or separation. I've tried three so far, will identical results. My next attempt will be with a different product.
For the record, my water pressure at the spigot is 40-45psi.
June 3, 2012