Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 42
Rated 5 out of 5Â by masterChief easy connect
i should've bought this years ago. it's so handy to be able to just click them together instead of spending time fighting to align the threads everytime you want to switch attachments on your garden hose. my brother had the plastic ones and recommended that i spend the extra couple bucks for these aluminum ones. his cracked in a matter of months. so far so good with these. i went back the next week and bought a couple more of the male ends to put on other attachments such as sprinklers and watering wands.
July 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KevinM A great idea
I bought this to use on my camper. The water inlet had seen better days and I was concerned it would break. I attached the end on the camper good and tight and I leave it on so now I just have to hook up the hose to a faucet and plug it in to the camper. It even has a valve in it so you can unplug the hose without turning off the water if you had the desire to do that.
September 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Maurice O ring dislodges
Joel review was right. The internal shutoff works by water pressure. There is no spring. The male connector pushes the shutoff down to allow flow. The o-ring on the shutoff gets pushed off and lodged in the flow about every 4 connects which permits leaking. The connector must be removed and the o-ring pushed back in place with some thin and stiff thing like a nail or small screwdriver. It needs to be redesigned.
September 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by TigerJohn Works well but needs improvement
I have these devices on all of my hose fixtures. They rarely leak and provide a nice quick disconnect. The female end offers an automatic, spring-loaded shutoff so water will not leak when disconnected with water on. This feature is it's problem. Often the pressure behind the spring is so high that it is near impossible to disconnect or reconnect another sprinkler without turning the water off. I have had to buy the additional Threaded Brass Shut-Off Coupling to shut off pressure behind spring. This causes one more place for leakage to occur. What they need to do is incorporate the shutoff into the female adapter and remove the spring-loaded shutoff. This would probably reduce the manufacturing cost and complexity.
August 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by RBMom Great for some uses but not all
This quick connect works fine, and connects easily. When you disconnect it it automatically shuts off the water flow through the hose. For some purposes this would be great, but I use it in a situation where sometimes I want to use the shorter hose and other times I want to connect a second hose. Now, in order to use the shorter hose, I have to actually unscrew the quick connect from one of the hoses -- which totally defeats the purpose of it being a quick connect. I could have saved the money and just screwed the hoses together directly.
The plus side is it does allow you to disconnect the hoses with the water running without it spraying all over.
July 8, 2014