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Old 06-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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how to stop leaky hose connections?

Last CG we stayed at there were 4 water hookups and Ihave 2 hoses and a filter..NOTHING I did could get water to stop leaking/spraying even from the connection to the, well, hose bibb I guess you'd call it.

I've had drips in the past and carry spare washers..never had luck using stacked washers (didn't try that). Did try pliers and gorrilla tight..to no avail.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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As I said in a similar thread:

Teflon tape on the male threads of the hose!
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Npt. Pipe thread is great for the use of Teflon tape.

But very unlikely to work on a straight thread that requires a gasket to seal.

Normally the leak on a hose to hydrant connection is a faulty gasket, dented hydrant end , bad threads or a loose hose nipple crimp.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:18 PM   #4
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As I said in a similar thread:

Teflon tape on the male threads of the hose!
How would that work? IN this instance the bibbs all had what appeared to be short thread length..no amount of tightening got the washer to compress - water was coming out between the hose and the hose 'nut' - NOT from the thread ends/at the bibb.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #5
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(shrug) Works for me!

YMMV
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How would that work? IN this instance the bibbs all had what appeared to be short thread length..no amount of tightening got the washer to compress - water was coming out between the hose and the hose 'nut' - NOT from the thread ends/at the bibb.
Sounds about right.

I keep a piece of "trucker" mud flap for instances such as that.
Stacking washers "seldom" work.

Mud flap is thicker and won't squish out.
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The city water hook up on our trailer started leaking...no matter how tight I tried to get it.....until I started wrapping Teflon tape on the male end of the garden hose. My final thought was that the plastic threads in the female connector on the trailer and worn out, and the Teflon tape worked until our last trip. I have now replaced the connection piece on the trailer with a new piece that is mostly brass vs. the old all plastic piece. We will see how well the fix works next week on our next trip.
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The city water hook up on our trailer started leaking...no matter how tight I tried to get it.....until I started wrapping Teflon tape on the male end of the garden hose. My final thought was that the plastic threads in the female connector on the trailer and worn out, and the Teflon tape worked until our last trip. I have now replaced the connection piece on the trailer with a new piece that is mostly brass vs. the old all plastic piece. We will see how well the fix works next week on our next trip.
On that end it may work - our connection got 'tweaked' at some point (someone tripped or pulled the hose I"m guessing..kids, pets, etc). And the leak was in the thread to hose - but that end appears different from the bibb end.

I 'tweaked' it back into working order so didn't have to replace it. So far replaced the door hold open rod - not bad for 3 years I guess!
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The city water hook up on our trailer started leaking...no matter how tight I tried to get it.....until I started wrapping Teflon tape on the male end of the garden hose. My final thought was that the plastic threads in the female connector on the trailer and worn out, and the Teflon tape worked until our last trip. I have now replaced the connection piece on the trailer with a new piece that is mostly brass vs. the old all plastic piece. We will see how well the fix works next week on our next trip.
X2 when brand new. The stamped hose fitting don't work I used a 90 degree machined brass elbow and all was well.
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #10
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Keep extra washers handy.. replace them if they start leaking.. if you find that the washer is good but it still leaks try doubling up.. 2 washers.

Hose connections use teh threads for compression.. the washer is what creates the seal, sometimes doubling up on teh washer can add extra material for greater compression and stop a leak.
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