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Another multi-spray nozzle in the trash,
This review is from: Dramm 12705 9-Pattern Revolver Spray Nozzle, Blue (Lawn & Patio)
Every single one of these multi-spray pistol grip nozzles breaks within months of buying. The weakness is that there is one very lame washer that has to deal with all the pressure of the water. It doesn't last and water starts, not dripping, but gushing from the sides of the nozzle. I am looking for any tips on a nozzle that would last for at least a year. At $15-20 a pop these nozzles are one of my biggest garden equipment expenses. And I hate to think what the local landfill looks like with all these old nozzles in the heap. That makes this product unacceptable at any price in my mind.
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Initial post: May 18, 2008 4:43:03 PM PDT
Amy Neuenschwander says:
Did you find a better nozzle. I agree wholeheartedly with your post. I have 2 broken ones right now.
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2008 10:43:26 AM PDT
Glenn Z says:
Can't you just replace the bad washer? They're like $0.10 each.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009 1:26:28 PM PDT
Sherri Bucher says:
The beauty of buying Dramm is if you are disappointed for any reason they stand behind their product with a life time warranty. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and explain why you are not 100% satisfied and they will have replacement to you within days. They have a track record of continually improving their products or they would go broke with their replacement policy.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2009 1:16:58 PM PDT
I have resigned myself to using the old-fashioned screw-down firehose type of nozzle like we used when I was a kid. These don't have all the fancy spray settings, but they last, so I will settle for the settings "Blast water way over there" and "Don't take out my plants". :)
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2009 1:21:33 PM PDT
I mis-spoke, it's not a washer, it's an O-ring. I tried replacing one, but it is tricky to keep it in place while putting the thing back together. Anyway, I don't want to keep a bag of O-rings and make fixing nozzles another of my jobs. If you are very careful to NEVER turn the sprayer setting while the water is flowing, I suspect the O-ring might last a bit longer. But friction will eventually win out over your patience and your O-ring every time. It's your money, give it a try and let us know how it turns out.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 12:21:34 PM PDT
Wally Jasper says:
Hey Ed, This comment thread is pretty old, but if you're still looking for a good garden nozzle, I recommend the Bon Aire Ultimate Hose Nozzle. It's not a pistol grip but it has every possible spray function, all the way from soft rain to heavy spray to jet stream to fine mist. It turns off at both ends of the turning (i.e. from either direction of turning). They say to not let it freeze; some reviewers had problems resulting from the nozzle freesing, so I make sure to bring mine inside in cooler weather. I am so impressed with this nozzle. I got the stainless steel one but they also make it in aluminum which is cheaper. The main thing I like about it is that it is lead-free. Most brass is made with lead and a lot of people don't know that and use brass nozzles to fill pets' bowls or water a vegetable garden, etc.
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