Model # 27944

Internet #100659306

Store SKU #106814

Orbit 5/8 in. Female Metal Mender


5/8 in. Female Metal Mender

$348 /each
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Product Overview

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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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
7 years

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Customer Questions & Answers

What material is this made of?

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?
Asked by: DW
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.
Answered by: deuterom
Date published: 2016-07-01

How long is the warranty on the Orbit 5/8" female Mender # 106-814?

How long is the warranty on the Orbit 5/8" female Mender # 106-814?
Asked by: FIXIT
I can't be sure. It would be best to contact Orbit. By the time I found out there was a problem, it was too late. The part, which I thought was brass, turned out to be aluminum that was finished to look like brass. This fooled me and I'm an aerospace Materials Engineer! Anyway, their choice of material cost me dearly as the hose connector reacted with the brass valve. Galvanic action caused it to corrode to the point that there was no way to remove it from the valve without destroying my house plumbing. I had to de-solder the valve and replace it with a new one. And, as much as I don't like to use plastic connectors, I replaced all of these 'fake brass' connectors with plastic ones to avoid future problems. Good luck!
Answered by: deuterom
Date published: 2017-05-22

Is this safe for potable water

Asked by: beerman
beerman, this mender is designed and rated only for outdoor watering use with cold water.
Answered by: OrbitIrrigation
Date published: 2016-08-18

Is Orbit 5/8 in. female hose mender made of brass?

Model 27944
Asked by: Anonymous
The 5/8 in. Female Hose Mender is made of solid aluminum. Thanks for your question.
Answered by: OrbitIrrigation
Date published: 2016-01-18
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Customer Reviews

5/8 in. Female Metal Mender is rated 1.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not actually brass. Works fine, but the brass color scratches off to reveal that it is really aluminum, which is not as strong and the threads wear down much quicker.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work Does not work at all. Water sprays out all over the place.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap and deceptive These are plated aluminum. They look like brass but corrod rapidly, making it almost impossible to get the mating piece apart.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Part not as pictured but works The picture looks like cast brass ones previously purchased but there are wavey ridges on the bard and threads that suggest dipping of stamped soft metal in yet a softer metal coating. They do not leak when first installed. Only had them a month.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-04-22
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