Model # 45C

Internet #100257129

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Melnor 2-Piece Metal Starter Set
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Melnor

2-Piece Metal Starter Set

$5.68 /each

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Switching watering tools is a snap with the Aluminum Connector Kit. Attach the quick connect coupling to the end of the hose and screw in the product adapter to any standard nozzle, sprinkler or other watering tool. Extra product adapters are available.

  • Durable aluminum construction
  • Rubberized grips
  • Connects hose and 1 watering tool
  • Fits standard garden hose threads
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Is the 1.97 quick connect compatible for my Husky 33 gal. aircompressor with (2) gauge quick connect assy. connecting the hose

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John-R
Lothian, MD 20711
June 18, 2013
The plastic housing for the quick connect assy. broke when the hose was inadvertinentlt whipped.
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August 23, 2016
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This is used for standard garden hose.
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Tucson, AZ
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November 9, 2015
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No, you need the smaller size for an air compressor, probably 1/4" or 3/8". This fits on a garden hose with 5/8" hose threads. Plus, it would not be airtight.
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Don't try with this very low quality product
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November 24, 2014
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John-R the 1.97 quick connectors are not made of durable material. They look like brass but are likely brass coated aluminum because the wore too quickly on my garden faucet. Get a compressor connector made for air compressors in the tools department. Seen in the photograph, there are two different connector configurations that I am aware of.
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Winchester, VA
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June 6, 2014
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Melnor Quick Connects are designed for household use only and with normal household water pressures from 20 To 80 PSI
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Delaware, USA
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July 9, 2013
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1.97 is a garden hose quick connect and not designed for air compressor operation. Use industrial compressed air quick connects.
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June 21, 2013
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Hi John-R,
The Melnor 45c quick connect coupling is only intended for use with water hose.
Air compressor fittings use pipe thread sizes. Compressors use their own unique quick couplings.
The Home Depot offers a wide variety of these couplings.
Water hoses are also unique and standard, but they are different than air.
Travis
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What size hose is this for? Can I use it for a 1" hose?

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August 23, 2016
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any standard garden hose connection
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August 18, 2016
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Yes. I have a 1" hose and it fits great. Great connection, no drip.
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November 22, 2015
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Actual hose diameter isn't important. These fittings have standard 3/4" hose threads. Anything sold as a garden hose will have the same. Be aware that 3/4" "hose thread" is not the same as 3/4" "pipe thread"
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November 19, 2015
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Howdy Busybee,
This is for 3/4 inch hoses and the connectors are 5/8 inch.
While this is possible, it would be advisable to check your local Home Depot for parts to make it work.
Happy plumbing,
Coach Dave
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will this work on my Husky powerwasher 1800s?

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August 23, 2016
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This will work on any standard hose connection
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November 11, 2015
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I doubt it. Pressure washers typically use a different sized coupling. Home depot should have them in the pressure washer area, though the bins can get a bit disheveled. I think the standard hose fittings lack the ability to handle the extra pressure.
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May 5, 2015
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Don't try with this very low quality product.
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Melnor products are designed for household use only and with normal house hold water pressure from 20 to 80 PSI.
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 115 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Works initially, but over time corrodes I thought these were great until I let one sit for about a year connected to my hose. The aluminum in this welded itself to my garden hose. I had to put it in a vise and use a pair of 18" channel locks to get the hose to come loose. This, of course, destroyed the aluminum fitting, and nearly damaged my hose coupling beyond repair. There was significant corrosion in between the adapter and hose coupling from the aluminum. If these were made in brass, they would be great! September 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by It is made of aluminum not brass. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product just what we needed. It was easy to hook up and did not leak. It worked great. October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great. No leaks when connected. Quick connect makes changing hose attachments a breeze. No leaks when attached. Only down side is a bit over priced. October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PERFECT PERFECT. EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED. WELL-MADE AND I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. October 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ok but not great I was excited to purchase the metal disconnects so that I did not have to keep unscrewing my watering wand, spray nozzle, and my osculating sprinkler. I added the disconnects to my sprinkler and my watering wand and found that they work with ease and I do not have to shut the water off every time I want to switch a tool. The problem that I have come across is that they are not always water tight. I have found because of the sloppiness of the connection, sometimes water does leak from the connectors. The water is not leaking bad enough for me to return the connectors just yet, but if they do continue leaking, I will be returning them. All in all, I am happy with the convenience of the connectors but I am unhappy that they leak. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Why did I wait so long This simple hose attachment has saved me countless frustrating moments of disconnecting my water-hose and reattaching it to something else. Just put a male attachment to each of your nozzles, pressure washers and sprinkler systems and immediately you live longer by reducing the level of frustration in your life. I wish everything was as simple. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Quality and Don't Drip I fitted several of these to outside taps and hose accessories. Now changing tools is very quick, easy and drip free. September 16, 2016
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