Hose Spigot Extender

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Kiko, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Kiko

    Kiko Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    I recently bought a hose spigot extender for my elderly mother, so she wouldn't have to reach down in the bushes to turn on the water. Unfortunately, I cannot find a 10' leader hose to connect this to the original spigot that is made to stay pressurized 24/7. ALL the hoses say to release pressure when not in use. Why do they even make this thing if they are not going to make a suitable leader hose for it?

    I thought about using a washing machine hose, but then realized that they have two female ends and an id of 3/8".

    Is it possible to add male and female garden hose fittings on to a 10' length of pex? Perhaps Quest or Sharkbite?

  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    NW Ontario, Canada
    Just use a good quality hose and retain a good lawyer. I doubt the garden hose police will kick your front door in. What is the static pressure?
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    A washing machine hose with adapter to convert would be fine.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    A "male hose by male hose" adapter will convert one end to fit the extender. "Normal" braided washer hoses have a small i.d. Rubber washer hoses, and more expensive braided ones are larger.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
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