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    Default B&Q hose attachment warning

    I decided to swap my old and worn plastic HOSELOCK connectors for the Brass type that are B&Q's own brand, nice and shiny, look a lot better and wont fade in the sunlight

    BIG MISTAKE

    I bought a pressure washer this morning, and to try it out I washed the car. I connected the B&Q attachment onto the pressure washer, turned the water on, and look what it did to the pressure washer fitting





    Luckily, as my old pressure washer was dead, I had the old fitting and swapped it onto the new washer. Ive replace the naff B&Q fittings with the old and worn HOSELOCK parts, and they work fine.

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    You should use brass with brass - both ends need to be the same. You can get all the various bits in brass if it takes your fancy...

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    Ah... you have found out the plastic and brass connectors dont interchange as well then.

    I found out like you, when I did the same when connecting up water hoses to the caravan sites mains water when we first had our caravan. (sold it a while ago now) I too would have thought they would fit okay, but it seems not.

    Plastic to Plastic or brass to brass but not mixed it seems.

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    Yeah I wasnt very happy to say the least

    they never made a good enough water tight seal either

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    only combo would work would be a brass 'male' fitting into a plastic 'female' fitting

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    sounds a bit kinky to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    Yeah I wasnt very happy to say the least

    they never made a good enough water tight seal either

    No they dont, and as you found, they ****** up the plastic fittings too, I must admit, I never knew there was any difference either, I bought the brass bits thinking they would be better quality and last longer.
    We all live n learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron43 View Post
    No they dont, and as you found, they ****** up the plastic fittings too, I must admit, I never knew there was any difference either, I bought the brass bits thinking they would be better quality and last longer.
    We all live n learn.
    A mate told me that the ball bearings can fall out if the frost gets near them aswell, not good for the price they cost

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