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Customer Reviews for Orbit 5/8 in. to 3/4 in. Heavy-Duty Zinc Female Hose-Coupling Repair Mender Hose and Sprinkler Repair

Internet #205585047

Model #56688

Store SKU #1001069562

  • Replaces faucet end of 3/4-in. and 5/8-in. garden hoses
  • Tapered design enable easy installation
  • Constructed of heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant metal

Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 1,682 reviews
  • 58% recommend this product
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Rusts and binds permanently
Total garbage. Will rust and clash with dissimilar metals and ruin both this part and the other thing you connect it to. Orbit is trash.
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Response from OrbitIrrigationDec 19, 2023
Hey Mike, I'm sorry to hear that this hose mender did not work for you upon installation. Our Orbit support team is happy to help when our products do not last as long as they should. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
    Fall apart
    I’ve used these in the past with much success, but probably a different brand as these fall apart almost immediately with any sort of sideways pressure on the connection. Literally the hose insert peels away from the female end making it useless. After going thru 3 of these this spring alone, guess i’ll just buy a new hose. Bummer. Good way to save a 100’ hose.
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    Response from OrbitIrrigationJun 20, 2023
    Hey there, I'm sorry to hear that this hose mender did not meet your expectations. Our Orbit support team is happy to help recommend a product more suited to your needs. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
      Broke down in less than a week
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      Broke right away when screwing onto faucet.
      I cut the hose to remove the broken connector. To make it easier to push this product onto the hose, I softened the hose with a blow dryer. I then installed the clamp, using the two screws. When I connected it to the faucet, the part that screws onto the faucet popped loose. I was not able to use this at all.
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      Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 29, 2023
      Hey James, I'm sorry to hear that this hose mender did not work for you. Our Orbit support team is happy to help when you run into issues like these. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
        I do not recommend this hose mender. The shaft body...
        I do not recommend this hose mender. The shaft body does fit well onto a 5/8 hose, the clamp does hold the hose well, however as I was attaching it onto the end of the spigot the coupler (threaded part) separated off the shaft body of the mender. It just slipped off the body. My recommendation is do not buy this product. If there were a zero star rating available, that is how would have rated this product.
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        Response from OrbitIrrigationNov 28, 2022
        Hey Thomas, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on our Orbit hose mender. Our Orbit support team is happy to help with any issues you may run into and we can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
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        Leaks like a sprinkler. Have picture...
        Leaks like a sprinkler. Have picture
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        Response from OrbitIrrigationApr 4, 2022
        Hey There, Our Orbit support team is happy to help with any installation questions or concerns you may have with our Orbit hose menders. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
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        1 found this review helpful
        There is no flat surface for the rubber seal to seat on, result, the seal wants to collapse. Went...
        There is no flat surface for the rubber seal to seat on, result, the seal wants to collapse. Went out and purchased one with a flat surface area fot the the flat seal
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        4 found this review helpful
        Look at the before and after photo I just uploaded before you buy this product please
        I bought a half dozen of these and they eventually corrode like there is no tomorrow (they are made out of the wrong metal!) (See the photo I uploaded for the before and after comparisons!) The females are worse than the males because the females are two parts (they have to spin). The corrosion causes the females to always leak & then break at the neck well before the males. But both corrode like there is no tomorrow because it's simply the wrong metal. Sure, metal is better than plastic in a harsh sunlit outside environment - but it's still made out of the wrong metal. Why they can't make these out of brass is beyond my comprehension. Nobody cares about weight nor about the color - what we care about is that it works for more than just a year or two. On the plus side the heavy well rounded squeeze block is really nice and the metal screws grip well in the metal base. The lack of sharp edges is a huge plus over the hose clamp designs. I really like the clamps - and screws - which are fine made out of whatever metal they're made out of. But those good parts of the design are all for naught when the threaded part corrodes in just a year or two! Especially the female ends which always break at the point where it spins. And, trust me, it ALWAYS fails well before the supposed 7 year warranty lifetime. Save your receipts. I didn't. I should have. These all failed well before the warranty period. It's just a bad design. They can't help but fail. They should be brass. (See the photo I uploaded for the before and after comparisons!) Orbit 5/8" 3/4" Male Hose Mender 4687856687 SKU 1001069561 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-5-8-in-3-4-in-Zinc-Male-Hose-Mender-56687/205585045 Orbit 5/8" 3/4" Female Hose Mender 4687856688 SKU 1001069562 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-5-8-in-3-4-in-Zinc-Female-Hose-Mender-56688/205585047
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          17 found this review helpful
          This may be a perfectly fine part for an ordinary hose. I have fixed many of my hoses over a few ...
          This may be a perfectly fine part for an ordinary hose. I have fixed many of my hoses over a few decades, using both plastic and metal parts: male, female, and end-to-end. This time I needed the female part for a heavy-duty garden hose, purchased long ago probably for freezing climate. The problem is the big difference between inside and outside diameter. This one was just the right size to barely be able to push/pound the plastic tapered repair part inside the hose after warming said hose. No way a larger one would have fit. That finished, I tried to fasten the outer zinc part over the hose, but it was clearly too small. Having dealt with this problem many times in past, I really squeezed it, but the included bolts were just too short to reach across the gap. So I found some longer bolts in my stash with the exact right diameter, and was able to attach and tighten, though leaving a gap. I thought this would work, but alas, the thing leaks like a sieve. I have not run across repair parts made for these thick garden hoses, so maybe the answer is to locate two menders and use the smaller size for the inside, and the larger size for the outside, and then discarding the unused halves. I haven't tried this, though. Also, just FYI the gold colored part appears to be painted, rather than a brass-colored metal. I tried calling the number listed by Orbit for customer assistance, but the wait was too long, and the time required to return a $5 part is probably not justified. I suppose I should buy new hoses, but it is kind of fun to fix this old stuff.
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            2 found this review helpful
            Easy to use, easy to assemble too!! No leaks, no problems!! I am very satisfied with this produce...
            Easy to use, easy to assemble too!! No leaks, no problems!! I am very satisfied with this producer and the price was great!!
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            • Recommended
            Easy to put on and clamp on, it is made of of high quality materials, it looks like it will withs...
            Easy to put on and clamp on, it is made of of high quality materials, it looks like it will withstand the south Texas sun and the horrible water buildup.
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            • Recommended
            The Orbit 5/8 in. - 3/4 in. Zinc Female Hose Mender was exactly what I needed. It fit my old hose...
            The Orbit 5/8 in. - 3/4 in. Zinc Female Hose Mender was exactly what I needed. It fit my old hose perfectly and was easy to put on. It is sturdy and durable. I would expect it to last a very long time. If you need a hose mender, I would proudly recommend the Orbit Zinc Hose Mender to anyone.
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            • Recommended
            While good in concept, the metal collar that is supposed to clamp around the hose just doesn't ho...
            While good in concept, the metal collar that is supposed to clamp around the hose just doesn't hold it well enough. No matter how I position the hose or tighten the clamp, there is always a leak. The hose slips put after a few days of use and I have to constantly reconnect the hose and tighten the collar.
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            Reinstalled 3 times. Still leaking past the fitting. .aybe wrong size for my 3/4 inch hose. Scre...
            Reinstalled 3 times. Still leaking past the fitting. .aybe wrong size for my 3/4 inch hose. Screws on clamp just barely long enough, after using large adjustable wrench to hold clamp closed while screwing together.
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            2 found this review helpful
            I purchased this due to the fact that my hose was stuck to the faucet and couldn't be removed. I ...
            I purchased this due to the fact that my hose was stuck to the faucet and couldn't be removed. I had to have a pro out to replace it. The hose was still in good shape and so i used this hose mender and it was exactly what i needed. Easy to install and made of hearty materials. It also looks a lot better than a strap clamp that can rust or be over tightened. This is the second one that i have purchased, i had to replace a previous hose that got ran over by my car. I would totally recommend this product.
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            • Recommended
            #1 was Dud - Unable to unscrew it because screw was "frozen" and was stripped in the effort. #2 ...
            #1 was Dud - Unable to unscrew it because screw was "frozen" and was stripped in the effort. #2 Fell Apart - The second one I tested with a screwdriver in the store before buying to make sure screws weren't frozen, but after "fixing" my hose and attaching it to the hose bib, the hose just fell off the threaded collar! Turns out the part that is inserted into the hose is only attached to the threaded collar by a minimal flange, so it easily detached when I pulled the hose. Other people apparently have had this issue, too (see Jay's review March 16, 2017).
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            Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 14, 2019
            Thank you for the feedback. Please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we'd be happy to do all we can to help. OrbitIrrigation
              3 found this review helpful
              Inside diameter only 1/2” kinda defeats the purpose of running 3/4” hose
              Inside diameter only 1/2” kinda defeats the purpose of running 3/4” hose
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              Response from OrbitIrrigationJun 25, 2018
              Thank you for the feedback. As with your other review, please feel free to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156 if you have any further questions or input, and we'd be more than happy to help. OrbitIrrigation
                2 found this review helpful
                Not very good. Leaky.
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                Turned my hose was 1/2” so was the wrong size.
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                Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 16, 2024
                Hey there, I'm sorry to hear that this hose mender did not fit your hose. Our Orbit support team is happy to recommend something more suited to your needs. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
                • Verified Purchase
                Would be nice if screws were a little longer I had to squeeze together with channel locks to get screws in other than that works great
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                • Verified Purchase
                doesn't fit my 3/4" hose. stripped threads trying to tighten down.
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                Response from OrbitIrrigationMay 16, 2024
                Hey there, I'm sorry to hear that this hose mender did not work for you once you tried to install it. Our Orbit support team is happy to recommend something more suited to your needs. We can be reached by phone at (800) 488-6156 or online at support.orbitonline.com. Have a great rest of your day. OrbitIrrigation
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                This item was exactly what I wanted when I went looking for it, I didn't want the other type that has wings that you close around the house when you get the tube part into the hose. Plus you have the added benefit of tightening the screws all the way down to where it's very tight and you know that it's not going to come off under pressure. After taking off the sleeve that was on the original hose, it ended up matching the male end of the hose. I was afraid that it wouldn't match, not that it mattered; at least the hose was still good for summertime use.
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                Stopped the leaks on my gaursteed for life hose.
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