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Orbit

Model 27944

Internet #100659306

Store SKU #106814

5/8 in. Female Metal Mender

$3.58 /each

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The Vigoro 5/8 in. Female Hose Mender is designed to replace the faucet end of your 5/8 in. hose should it become damaged. The mender is an economical way to extend the life of your garden hose. To be used outdoors with cold water only.

  • Replaces the female end of a 5/8 in. hose
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Stainless steel clamp
  • For outdoor use with cold water
  • Note: product may vary by store

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What material is this made of?

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September 17, 2015
Is the main piece still made out of aluminum? If not, (1) what is the new material (2) does the new material have any coatings on it and (3) when was the material changeover?
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No! It is aluminum that is anodized and dyed to look like brass. Believe me, I too thought it was brass but it fooled even me and I'm a Materials Engineer who specializes in metal finishing and plating.
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September 21, 2015
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Doug, this piece is made of solid aluminum. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156. Thanks!
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Is this safe for potable water

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August 17, 2016
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beerman, this mender is designed and rated only for outdoor watering use with cold water.
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Is Orbit 5/8 in. female hose mender made of brass?

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The 5/8 in. Female Hose Mender is made of solid aluminum. Thanks for your question.
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Rated 1.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Same experience as others, but still useful on plastic fittings. I'm afraid I had the same experience as the others. I had my fitting on a brass hose manifold and not the hose bib, fortunately. When I went to remove the coupling, it was impossible to get off. I used vice grips, channel-lock pliers, even a vice. Next time I get one (which I probably will) I'll grease the threads, or just use it on a plastic manifold. April 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Warning ! Do not use! Warning! Unless you are looking for a project down the road, don't use these. I bought four of them and learned the hard way that they corrode very quickly where the threads make contact with hose bib, nozzle, etc., eventually making it impossible to remove, no matter how much WD-40 you use. They are cheap aluminum fittings colored to look like brass. Aluminum presents a greater risk of galvanic corrosion than most other materials. This means that where it comes into contact with other metals it corrodes quickly, and the result is the threads become permanently stuck together. So unless you are handy with tools and want to waste the time cutting away and knocking the old threads off with a chisel, hopefully not damaging your hose bib, nozzle, or other fitting in the process, then go with REAL brass (but these seem to be getting harder to find at home depot) or plastic. I've attached a picture of the aftermath. September 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Absolute piece of junk Should be 0 star rating. Mine corroded and had to use a hacksaw to remove it from the sillcock. Whoever makes the decisions at Home Depot to buy such inferior products has no conscious. Their only concerns are HD profit margins--sad! November 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Corrodes quickly, may leak or lock to threads. This is aluminum with a gold coating to make it look like brass. They corrode quickly and if you don't grease the threads or remove it on a regular basis, it will also become corrosion 'welded' to your hose bib. Aluminum is not a subsitute for brass, plastic or stainless when it comes to irrigation. June 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cheap and deceptive These are plated aluminum. They look like brass but corrod rapidly, making it almost impossible to get the mating piece apart. May 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Does not work Does not work at all. Water sprays out all over the place. May 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by genuine Aluminum You would be better off to stay with brass or plastic. Will corrode to anything you attach it to May 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good stuff these will not get hard and brittle and break due to the age January 21, 2014
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