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550Maranello
12-11-2012, 08:30 AM
Is there a better, more powerful, nozzle gun available for a regular garden hose?

I have one in every hose at home. I have seen them in Germany.

gsxr
12-11-2012, 08:40 AM
Also on Amazon... but the reviews weren't very promising:

http://www.amazon.com/Gardena-Premium-Pattern-Garden-Connect/dp/B002VED4L0/

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550Maranello
12-11-2012, 08:52 AM
I have had these hoses for over a year now and I am very happy with them. I bought them in Canada.

500AMM
12-11-2012, 09:30 AM
For the moment I have exactly the one shown in that link. They are leaking everywhere, so for that part it is not good. But they are quite cheap and I'm surprised of the durability on the plastic parts in it, they really withstand rough handling.

Prior to the Gardena I had Nito, that is industry quality, and I can strongly recommend that brand. No leaks, and very strong and functionable. http://www.nito.com/Product.aspx?GroupID=GROUP3
I had the black water gun shown on the front page.

DerFuror
12-11-2012, 09:45 AM
I've had this Multi-Pattern Hose Nozzle And Car Wash Dispenser item for several years now with no problems. A very versatile design that covers many activities around house, garden & garage.

gerryvz
12-11-2012, 09:51 AM
I've used the following nozzle (http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/finest+water+hose+nozzle+and+shut-off+valve.do?sortby=ourPicks) from Griot's Garage for the past 10-12 years, never an issue. Thing is built like a W123....

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/36.jpg

gsxr
12-11-2012, 10:21 AM
I've used the following nozzle (http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/finest+water+hose+nozzle+and+shut-off+valve.do?sortby=ourPicks) from Griot's Garage for the past 10-12 years, never an issue. Thing is built like a W123....
That thing looks really nice, but for $135 (plus S&H), I'd expect it to be made in USA. The lack of any mention of where it's made means to me that it's likely Chinese, probably in the same factory that makes Uro parts. Some Googling turned up one person who claimed it was made in USA, but did not elaborate as to how he determined that. Note that the Griot's nozzle does say "Griot's Garage USA" on the body, but does not say "Made in USA".


By comparison, here's a similar product, for HALF the price, and MADE IN USA:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Ultimate-Fire-Hose-Car-Wash-Nozzle_p_507.html


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Glen
12-11-2012, 10:22 AM
I have one similar to Gerry's but not from Griot's. It's probably 6 years old now and still works great.

sheward
12-11-2012, 11:06 AM
I have found that the quick disconnect feature has generally been under designed and can leak. I have seen profesional landscapers using the fire hose type nozzle and i like it as well. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. I just bought this sprayer from Auto Zone. All steel and brass. Price - $10.00. We shall see.

drew

gerryvz
12-11-2012, 12:29 PM
That thing looks really nice, but for $135 (plus S&H), I'd expect it to be made in USA. The lack of any mention of where it's made means to me that it's likely Chinese, probably in the same factory that makes Uro parts.
In addition to using my Griot's nozzle to wash my cars, I use it to water my flower beds (including the mushrooms that grow in the fall season) GSXR:flamg:

Do note that the price you quote is for the nozzle + in-line flow control valve; the nozzle is available for much less as a separate item.

That said, I'm happy to pay big bucks for a well-made nozzle like this that has lasted for 10+ years, and will last for many more.

Cheers,
Gerry

P.S. And GSXR, yes the Griot's mushroom-watering implement is US-made. And Griot's is having a "free shipping" sale right now for all orders over $100. So why don't you have one, already?!?

Jelmer
12-11-2012, 12:34 PM
So what exactly is wrong with https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/37.jpg ?

bing
12-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Errr....not made in the U-S-of-A !! :mrgreen:

gsxr
12-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Gerry, how do you know the current Griot's nozzle is Hecho in USA? It doesn't say that on their website and it's not on the nozzle either. Could be they were made in USA years ago, but I don't see any proof of that now. It would be quite the oversight (not to mention stupid) for Griot not to mention this somewhere if it were true.

BTW, the nozzle I linked to was an apples-to-apples price comparison. Nozzle+shutoff for $135 at Griot's, nozzle+shutoff for $65 at Adam's. Nozzle alone is $90 for Griot's, $50 Adam's.

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gerryvz
12-11-2012, 03:19 PM
I pasted a screen shot from Griot's web site to my previous post, where is says in two places in the description that it's made in the USA. Is the attached screen shot not coming through? I just got a catalog in the mail today too -- I will check that.

gerryvz
12-11-2012, 03:24 PM
Here's a page scan from Griot's catalog that came today....

From what my eyes show, it indicates "made in USA".

gsxr
12-11-2012, 03:54 PM
Got it. So it is a screwup on the Griot's site. Nowhere in your original link back in post #6 is "USA" mentioned; screen shot below.

I still wouldn't pay double just for the privilege of the Griot's name when Adam's has an essentially equal USA product for literally half the price.

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gerryvz
12-11-2012, 04:05 PM
How can it be a Griot's site screwup when I pasted the on-line catalog entry (screen shot) in post #10 above (post #6 was just the product image I linked to on their site), as well as their latest snail-mail catalog?

The description of the product on their site says in 2 places "made in USA" and "made in America". I wouldn't expect a bare image to have that moniker on it, as there is no text of any type included in the linked image.:gerry:

gsxr
12-11-2012, 04:13 PM
I'm not sure what isn't clear Gerry, but Griot's site, at your link in post #6, does not say anything about where the nozzle is made. They state this on a DIFFERENT web page, but NOT on the page you ORIGINALLY linked to. Ergo, it's a screwup on their website.

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gerryvz
12-11-2012, 04:19 PM
The last line of the product description in the link I provided ("the following nozzle" link) in post #6 says, "Both are made in America exclusively for Griot's Garage customers."

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/finest+water+hose+nozzle+and+shut-off+valve.do?sortby=ourPicks

Furthermore, the video clip linked to from the web page, clearly shows "USA" engraved on both parts.

Seriously, respectfully & honestly: are my eyes somehow deceiving me?

gsxr
12-11-2012, 04:33 PM
You are right, dear sir. I searched that page for "USA" but not "America" and missed the last line. I stand corrected and embarrased. I hereby present myself for lethal injection at the nearest equipped facility in Tejas at your earliest convenience. Or a fate worse than death, being sentenced to be McLare's personal mechanic (I think I'd kill myself first). Ideally, the Griot's nozzle would be used to administer the lethal injection; likely somewhere uncomfortable.

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https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/39.jpg

gerryvz
12-11-2012, 04:49 PM
Perhaps a self-administered enema with the Griot's nozzle would be a better idea than a relaxing stay in the arms of Old Sparky (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Texas_sparky.jpg/220px-Texas_sparky.jpg) (Texas' electric chair).

Now I know what to get you for Christmas.....:work:

gsxr
12-11-2012, 04:50 PM
In addition to the firing squad and/or lethal injection, the ultimate disgrace will be when GVZ de-friends me on Facebook. Just the thought alone almost kills me.

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gerryvz
12-11-2012, 04:58 PM
And stops "following" you on Twitter, and removes you from my Google+ "circle", to replace you with McClare !!

gsxr
12-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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jano
12-11-2012, 05:08 PM
No no no.

No hoses. Just get a grout sponge, a 5 gal bucket with the plastic dirt-rack thing on the bottom, some microfiber towels, and Optimum No Rinse. Takes 20 minutes to wash the car, you save water, and get a beautiful car. If you want to get fancy, use a spray wax while drying.

KarlC
12-11-2012, 05:40 PM
No no no.

No hoses. Just get a grout sponge, a 5 gal bucket with the plastic dirt-rack thing on the bottom, some microfiber towels, and Optimum No Rinse. Takes 20 minutes to wash the car, you save water, and get a beautiful car. If you want to get fancy, use a spray wax while drying.

Sounds ez what do you do for the wheels ?

Jelmer
12-12-2012, 01:17 AM
I got a special alloy-washer-bottle from MB, wasn't too expensive and works great. Just squirt some of the stuff on, and when you're at the last wheel the first wheel is already ready to be washed with water.

500AMM
12-12-2012, 03:52 AM
So what exactly is wrong with https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/37.jpg ?

Jelmer - it is absolutely nothing wrong with this flusher nozzle, I have used that one for many years and they works great. :-)
But it's easier to use a one hand gun type instead of a two hand twister nozzle. On the other hand does the twister nozzles deliver a higher pressure compared to the gun type. This is because the water has to pass a valve in the gun, and the gun is often a 75 degree bend which is a restriction on the water flow - basic hydrodynamics.

The Gardena nozzle gun is not the best due to the leaks & dribling, but they have a wide product range and the price is OK.

bing
12-12-2012, 05:18 AM
Jelmer and Arnt !! No, no, no ....we're in for a hard winter and we've got a looooong way to go , boys! :rofl: Saying that, can we have a video demo of this, preferably in Arnt's garden today please!?

Cannoli
12-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Mike Phillips (formally the Head of Detailing at Meguiar's, now at Autotopia) always said that when using metal-tipped water nozzles, extreme care must be used not to bring the tip of the nozzle too close to the paint. Paint can be chipped or scratched if care is not exercised. Rubber-tipped nozzles should always be used if possible.

Always wash/detail your car in the nude ... no watches, belts (buckles), rings, Guido chains, etc ... NUDE!

500AMM
01-11-2013, 06:08 AM
Mike Phillips (formally the Head of Detailing at Meguiar's, now at Autotopia) always said that when using metal-tipped water nozzles, extreme care must be used not to bring the tip of the nozzle too close to the paint. Paint can be chipped or scratched if care is not exercised. Rubber-tipped nozzles should always be used if possible.

Always wash/detail your car in the nude ... no watches, belts (buckles), rings, Guido chains, etc ... NUDE!

Better leave the job to the pro's. :D