Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 3 out of 5Â by oldengineer not the best not the worst
This product consists of a hose barb with a split metal shell around it. The problems with this desigh are 1) there is no clamping on the hose on the sides where the split in the shell is and 2) it only works at all if the hose O.D. is big enough but not to big. Also, there is a problem with the construction. The shells are made of pot metal and are held together with self tappin screws. Not the best idea as the metal is weak and the screws do not engage smoothly. On the other havd they are very inexpensive and, if they fail, you can replace the metal shell with a hose clamp and it will then work.
August 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Beantown Doesn't work with 1/2" hoses - product description is incorrect
I bought this product to repair a smaller-diameter 1/2" hose, because this was one of the few hose repair fittings I could find for that size hose. However, the fitting was too large for my hose. Based on the size of the fitting, I would guess it works for both 5/8 and 3/4 hoses, but certainly doesn't work on 1/2.
The ID of the repair fitting nipple that inserts into your hose is slightly more than 1/2", and of course the OD is more than that. Again, not compatible with a 1/2" ID hose.
Other than that, it looks like a decent part for the money.
April 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dblues Good product but with exceptions.
Works best on 3/4 " hose. On a 5/8" hose I had to put a few winds of tape on the hose first for a snugger fit. If not, it doesn't quite tighten enough to completely seal. Has not leaked now for several weeks.
June 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by GAEngineer Will not seal on 5/8" garden hose
I have tried to use this product twice and wasted my time both times. I have had the same experience of another reviewer -- it will not clamp down tight enough to seal on an average-duty 5/8" garden hose. It may work better on a heavy-duty hose. That is, if you have a hose with a thick enough wall, it may clamp down tight enough. Otherwise, you might as well get the black tape out to make up the difference. Quality seems ok, and easy to install, but VERY POOR DESIGN!!!
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Edel Gets the job done!
As other reviews, I believe it works best for 3/4" hose. Easy to install and corrected the problem immediately. Cheap materials though. In my view is worth less than the cost; but again, it does work.
September 24, 2013