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    Garden Hose Nozzles, any good ones?

    I'm looking for a good garden hose nozzle, not a pile of crap. It's extremely hard to look at them online and discover one that's actually good. You can't examine them, only what they tell you. Hard to believe some of the reviews as well.

    Local stores only seem to carry junk. Do they actually maker a quality nozzle anymore?
    I'd really appreciate if you posted a pic and even a link of the garden hose nozzle you found that you like and works well.
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    I'm on year 2 of one of these, but it's time for a new one. This one looks updated a bit from the one that I have.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gilmour-Zin...Nozzle/4005903

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    Are you looking for a super duper fancy pants multi-head nozzle or just a high quality old school design? Assuming you want the squeeze style and not the turn-type fire hose style, check out the Gilmour nozzles.

    These usually cost a whopping $5-6 at the hardware store and come with a lifetime warranty. I like that they have a standard thread at the nozzle for attachments.

    I currently have two of these. One is over 10 years old and the other is 5 years old and both of them work like new despite rough handling.

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    I feel your grief, finding a good quality nozzle is next to impossible these days.

    I stay away from all of those where you spin the front to select one of a half dozen spray patterns. O-rings start to give out too quickly and the least little bit if junk in the water starts to clog the ports (I am on well water and my outdoor taps branch off before the indoor filtration).

    Lately I only buy 2 types: a single pattern watering wand for potted plants and a straight twist-to-adjust, non trigger nozzle. I use a full flow on/off valve at the end of the hose with the twist nozzle to control on/off and volume.
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    Interesting. The first two links are Gilmour. Either they must be good or they are popular.

    I'd prefer the standard nozzle, nothing fancy. Just a good working nozzle that can handle being dropped, drug through the dirt, stepped on, and work without sticking months later.
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    Garden Hose Nozzles, any good ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    I'm on year 2 of one of these, but it's time for a new one. This one looks updated a bit from the one that I have.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gilmour-Zin...Nozzle/4005903

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    I have this Gilmour selectable one as well and have used it for at least two years. Been dropped and dragged around and hasn't broken the selector yet. It is a hefty unit as far as feel in the hand which I like.

    I also use the bullseye hose nozzles for tasks that require a strong stream of water such as cleaning the a.c. condenser coils.



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    I found that the 'Little Big Shot' (looks similar to Bulls Eye nozzle) works great. Simple twist operation which can be done with 1 hand once you remember that it has left hand treads. Solid brass, made in US by Disabled Veterans, what more could you want.
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    Iíve been through the same thing. The only one that has lasted me forever is all brass.

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    Maybe not as convienent but I donít care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Iíve been through the same thing. The only one that has lasted me forever is all brass.



    Maybe not as convienient but I donít care.
    I agree completely. That's why I asked which style is preferred. For the fire hose twist-style the one like you show is hard to beat and lasts forever. I have one of those myself that must be 25 years old.

    This style is a bit more difficult to buy on-line as there are a lot of brass plated tin imitations out there. You really have to pick one up and feel the weight to be sure.

    I do believe Gilmour makes a solid brass nozzle that costs around $12.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I agree completely. That's why I asked which style is preferred. For the fire hose twist-style the one like you show is hard to beat and lasts forever. I have one of those myself that must be 25 years old.

    This style is a bit more difficult to buy on-line as there are a lot of brass plated tin imitations out there. You really have to pick one up and feel the weight to be sure.

    I do believe Gilmour makes a solid brass nozzle that costs around $12.00
    This subject is timely for me. Attempting to wash my truck this morning was a battle. I have really low pressure and flow from my really old Gouldís pump. With the cheap plastic nozzle I have in the hose right now I couldnít get enough distance in the spray to reach across the truck.

    I remembered I had a couple of the old grass ones out in the barn. I think these will control the flow better for me.

    Smaller one on the left says Gilmour Somerset PA USA and the large says Sherman Diamond. I would guess these are at least 25 years old Iíd not a lot older.

    Going to try them out after lunch. I already put new washers in them.

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