I see these hoses in every big box store. I thought this must be a great idea and installed them in my house. Toilet supply and washing machine.
As a mechanic by trade and having years and years of experience with fittings and hoses and things of that nature......I believe the hose fitting is weakened during the install somehow.....Maybe it's a poor design and prone to damage or just weak but I have never seen a fitting just fail for no reason......
I was under the impression that Watts made good quality products ??
What is it with this obsession?
The company that is selling it to you is responsible for the design specs, QA and most of the profits, yet you get obsessed about where it is made. Wake up and start asking the company whose label is on it why the quality sucks! Be it Watts selling poorly designed fittings or Mattel selling lead laced toys the responsibility rest squarely in the board room of these large corporations, US or other wise.
I got the type with the steel braided sleeve.
I'll have to ask my insurance company how many broken hose/pipe cases they get per year out of how many policyholders. I've never had any breaks of this kind.
After reading this thread, I immediately went and bought new hoses for both my washing machines today. $40 bucks for new hoses vs 40k in damage.. A no brainer. Thanks for posting this