Hose connections!

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  1. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Ok people, ideas needed here. Backround, in my old house i had nice old garden hoses that i connected to the hose bib every year, no problems. I moved 2 years ago and bought new hoses. I did get the heavy duty type, not cheap. When taking them in last year, they fused to the hose bibs. So im thinking dissimiller metals, aluminum and copper. I have 2 ideas, coat the conections with something. Teflon tape, valsiline etc, or cut the ends off and , go plastic. Im thinking the latter as my property is big and i need to change hoses and fittings a lot. Needless to say, i had quick connects, but they fused to the aluminum on the hoses also. What do you do? Why cant they just make copper ends! And im not buying new hoses, i have 6 between 75 and 150 feet. Not in the budget. Thanks.
     
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    You can get brass hose connectors.
    A little anti sieze may help.
     
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    Lol, yes brass conections, not copper.
     
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    Yeah, I'd put the brass ones on. They'll last longer than the plastic.
     
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    So time to order a crap load of fittings, lol. Man i just wish they would leave crap alone and not change everything. I didnt even think about it untill i couldent get the hose off the front of the house. Oh well. Time to consult amazon.......
     
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    Brass and/or copper will react with aluminum. Brass more so because of the zinc content. Add water and you'll get the galvanic reaction quicker. I've used a product called, "Never-seize" to prevent this.
     
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    Dam new fangled hose ends, lol. Yes 8 might have to pick something along those lines up also.
     

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