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Kink Free Garden Hose Adapter by Melnor (Melnor)

Brass ends, galvanized spring hose adapter.

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Never Lose A Kinky War Again.

  • Jan 8, 2010
Rating:
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The Melnor name has been around gardening and landscaping businesses since 1946, and if you own a home you probably have put your hands on their product and not even known that you were even handling their product. These hose adapters will prolong the life of your garden hose especially if you choose to purchase the lightweight and thinner hoses that will make you gardening life easier. I found mine at my local hardware store for the low price of five dollars. I have seen these at Home depot, Lowes, and Menards for right around five to seven dollars each.

Description
What these are is a device that will save your garden hose from a certain date with the garbage dump or recycling center. This little device is about eight inches long and has a male thread on one end and a threaded female coupling on the other end; both of these ends are made of brass. The little stretch of hose that connects the two ends is made of reinforced garden hose and has a galvanized spring spiraling between the two ends that will never rust. This adapter will have the common water connection thread that you can find on all spigots inside or outside of all homes.

Experience
I have been working on houses most of my adult life and I am always looking for the quickest and easiest way to do yard work that I can possibly think of. One of the ways that I find to do a job quicker and easier is by lightening the load. By that I mean, getting the lightest hose that I can put my hands on. But, when you do that you risk the chance of getting a kink towards the end of the hose, and once that happens, it will be so long to the garden hose.

Just incase you do not know what a kink is I will elaborate. Have you ever had a sharp bend in your garden hose at the place where the hose is connected to the house? This little bend in the hose will restrict the flow of water significantly if you don’t watch out. In time, the kink could cause the hose to finally give out from the water pressure or from repeated bending. Now that you have a kink this is the weakest part of your garden hose.

I have tried to purchase the heavy duty hoses but, they are such a pain too use and take a lot more time to roll up. These heavy duty hoses are hard to get on the wind up contraptions because they hold a lot more water and when you roll them up the weight of the water will fight against the reel.

By using this adapter, this will allow me to use the lighter weight hoses and not have to worry about getting a kink right at the connection. This is very easy too install, all you have to do is use it like you do a hose. The female end goes on the spigot, and all you will have to do is make this hand tight. Then connect the male end to the hose, and make sure that you have a good washer inside of the hose and adapter, hence preventing any leakage.

When using this adapter, I can carry a couple of one hundred foot sections of hose at a time without straining.  This adapter is only recommended for outside use but, there have been times when I used this adapter in the basement. Not as a hook up for my washing machine but as a temporary connection for my garden hoses.

I only have one spigot on the front of my house and one in the back and sometimes I need to go along the side of the house to do some watering. This is when I take the garden hose through the side window of the basement and hook up one these adapters to the spigot. This way it will help to prevent any undo stress at the connection and possibly create a kink and ruin the hose. These adapters are very stiff; if you would ever try to bend one of these adapters, you probably would get a hernia from trying. The spring keeps this pretty rigid and will only let a minimal amount of pulling be done and when you let up on the tension, then it will spring back to its original position and keep your hose from kinking.

Warranty
Just about all of the Melnor products will come with a two year warranty. I have yet to have to return any product, since I have started using these adapters. With this adapter in your gardening arsenal, you will have a good defense against the dreaded kink brigade.

Conclusion
I know that a lot of people mind taking the added time that it takes to hook one of these adapters up, but I don’t mind doing it if it will save me money. These are very strong and will always hold their shape. You will never have to worry about losing that kinky war again.

Recommended:
Yes

Never Lose A Kinky War Again. Never Lose A Kinky War Again. Never Lose A Kinky War Again.

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September 04, 2010
Great review of this essential garden hose adapter.
 
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Quick Tip by . September 04, 2010
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I have over 1 1/4 acreas of land sourrounded on three side by a beautiful creek.  I have allot of garden plots placed throughout the property.  Consequently I own allot of hoses.  This essential garden hose adapter by "Melnor" is essential to protecting my hoses from kinking.  Some of my hose runs 150 from the hose bib.      I can't do without this "Melnor" adapter!!!  How about you?
Quick Tip by . January 08, 2010
Need to make your gardening jobs less stressful. Use this and never worry about another kink in your garden hose.
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Extend the life of your hose and accessories with our Kink Free Garden Hose Adapter! <The nozzle and coupling are the weakest parts of a garden hose, and where it will often spring a leak. Use the Kink Free Garden Hose Adapter as a link between your hose and the water source. The high quality brass swivel coupling connects securely to the faucet, while the coil keeps the attached end of the hose from kinking or twisting while you use it. That saves wear and tear on your equipment! Melnor has been a leading innovator in lawn and garden products for over 5 decades. Since introducing the first oscillating sprinkler in 1948, the Virginia based company continues to meet the needs of gardeners and homeowners. Kink Free Garden Hose Adapter Safety Information. This product intended for outdoor watering use only. Detach from faucet during freezing weather. Do not use with water exceeding 100F 38C or with pressures exceeding 60PSI. There's nothing kinky about a good garden hose!
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