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Firehose Nozzle exploded


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so i go to wash the GTO lastnight and get everything ready... wheels were already done ... when time comes to spray the car, turn the nozzle and the center comes off, hits the roof , and chips the paint!!

 

to top it off i couldnt find the piece that flew off ... at this point i was pissed so i just washed the car with no nozzle lol ... found the center piece and reassembled the nozzle later ...

 

so looking for options on nozzles and wondering if this has happened to anyone else?

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Just bought one so hope not!!

 

Where did you get yours? Saw a few of that type at various stores including Home Depot which seemed to have a very heavy duty one. Ended up getting mine at WalMart as it seemed pretty good............ Wondering now.......

 

How old was it? Don't need any more chips in the paint. Road construction everywhere here does enough damage to the car with all the grit all over the road!

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I got mine from another place and still no problems, but it has a ball valve built into it (so you do not have to turn the sprayer end to shut off the water).

 

I found another Firehose Nozzle and it did not have the built in ball valve so I went to Lowe's picked up a Gilmour Shut Off Connector (they come in Zinc, Brass, and plastic). I screwed the shut off into the firehose and it works perfect.

 

I can see what you guys are talking about, after continued use of turning on and off that the screw could become loose.

 

Neither of mine leak and it is very easy to shut off when not in use and the screw in mine is still tight.

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Bummer!:( Mine has a center allan head screw, if that looses up that could happen.

 

 

yeah thats what happened, so everyone needs to make sure they keep an eye on that screw... gotta find my loctight

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believe it or not we had one of these nozzles at work to wash the fire trucks and let me tell you something they suck plain and simple. It never closes right and it leaks constantly. dont care for them at all. i just use the gun that came with the foam gun. and then i take it off and use the flooding to rinse the truck completely.

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I have a couple fire hose nozzles and I love them. They work very well for me. Maybe I am lucky for once.

 

same here... but ill go ahead and locate all of the ones i have just in case...

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Most of the ones I seen have are the cheap knock-offs. Here is the link to first one that was on the market from H I S C.

 

http://www.shopdepalma.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=45&osCsid=36a972bb5cde17aea39efa9bb256ad41

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Three things to look for. There will not be a hose washer on the real thing and it will tune off in both directions. There also will be a lifetime warranty on the unit.<o:p></o:p>

 

 

John

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I recently (within 2 weeks) picked up a fire hose nozzle at WallyWorld - last night washing the car I couldn't get it to shut off completely. It was a slow trickle but pi$$ed me off nonetheless. I kept opening / closing the nozzle and it eventually shut off completely. Is this typical for this type of nozzle, or just a cheap product because of where I bought it? :confused:

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any suggestions for someone that doesn't have one yet? what brand and where to buy a good quality one? they aren't on the adam's website anymore :(

 

I picked up a Gilmour firehose nozzle at Lowe's. Good quality, works great, no issues.

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