Water Hose and Sprayer Replaced

After years of good use, it was time to replace my backyard water hose.  A few bubbles had formed near the coupling where I attached the sprayer, so I knew that some of the layers of that section of hose was worn out.

After I’d turned off the water and sprayed what I’d thought was the last of the accumulated water in the hose,  water would still slowly drip where the coupling and the sprayer met.

I purchased a 75-foot hose as well as a sprayer with a rubberized grip. My existing hose reel was still in good shape so attached the hose to it.

CONSUMER ALERT: The water hoses that I have bought through the years have attached a rubber washer through one of the plastic or twist-tie fasteners that hold the cardboard label to the hose. (The washer is a flat rubber ring, to be inserted into the coupling first, followed by attaching the sprayer, to prevent dripping).

When I purchased my first water hose, back in the old days(!) as a first-time homeowner, I nearly threw away the washer along with the cardboard label, not really knowing what it was or its purpose. Memories!

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