Today’s TSP Amazon Items of the day are Nelson Hose Repair Clamps in both Male and Female. Let me be clear these are not for “IF” something goes wrong with one of your hose ends, they are for when something goes wrong. Garden hoses are something I buy the very best I can get with. After a lot of searching I settled on the ones they used to sell at Home Depot.
This hose is the Gilmour PRO Commercial Hose and they are built like tanks and I have yet to have a fitting fail on them. I can’t say that my wonderful wife didn’t run over the end of one with a tractor though!
Also I have a lot of other hoses that I bought in my quest to find the best, I am not going to throw them away. We are a working farm, we wear stuff out and hoses are necessary for happy ducks. The Nelson hose repair fittings are the only thing I use.
Everything else I tried was junk, I am not saying nothing else is good, just that I have yet to find anything as good as these. First they do not leak, second no stupid band clamp that ends up cutting you, a simple compression clamp that uses standard phillips head, this makes tightening easy. What ever fool thought a strait screwdriver and a flexible hose went together needs a solid slap!
What I like best is they are heavy, this means when you toss the end into a stock tank and turn it on, the damn thing stays in the tank. Well unless your friendly ducks manage to get it out so they can play with it.
My view with hoses again is buy top quality and that means spending good money, a hose repair kit keeps things running. And while the Gilmour PRO Commercial Hose has limited lifetime warranty, your spouse running over it with a tractor is not covered.
So pick up 2-3 of both the Male and Female clamps, put them in a place where you know where to find them and when you need one, you will be happy they are there. And these guys outlast the cheap hoses you still have in inventory. So when you finally give up on one, pull them back off and keep them in inventory.
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