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  1. #1
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    Default Hose for wash stall swinging boom

    I have a great swinging arm boom sprayer for our wash stall, I think made by Farnham. The hose is leaking and needs to be replaced. I can't find a replacement online. I hate to buy a whole new one since the hardware is fine.

    If I just buy a 25' 1/2inch garden hose I think I'll have to cut off the ends to be able to thread the hose through the boom tube, and then use a hose repair kit to reattach couplers to which I can attach the nozzle at one end and the female threaded end piece at the other. Which also seems kind of dumb - buying a brand new hose and cutting the ends off.

    Any other ideas?



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    I've never seen any kind of repair fitting for a hose that ever worked as good, or as long as the original fittings, and didn't decrease the flow rate. I'd avoid cutting it. You can tie a prussik hitch around the hose and tie it to the end of the boom, using a good quality small line, without having to do any hose surgery, or welding.

    I have lots of patience normally, but I wouldn't have enough patience to do anything with a 1/2" water hose.
    http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik/


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    I bought a Gatorhyde hose when I finally got disgusted with the Flexgen in the wash stall. One thing I didn't anticipate was liking the Nickel plated ends. This winter, I found that they don't leave any taste in your mouth when you blow the hose empty in freezing weather. I found it easier to blow out the 25' hose than handle it to drain it. I didn't used to like doing that with brass ended hoses after doing it once.

    They come in all diameters and lengths.

    http://www.amazon.com/GatorHyde-Drin.../dp/B001ML8KXK



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    rather than threading the hose through the boom, why don't you just use wire ties to attach it to the boom on the outside? Should work fine!



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    Another thought...I'd go with a 5/8 inch hose for better water pressure. JMO
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    Default Good suggestion...

    Tying a new hose to the outside would work - just looking for a cleaner and better looking solution. We are spending a lot to renovate the barn and everything is going to be gorgeous...



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    Quote Originally Posted by sporthorselover View Post
    Tying a new hose to the outside would work - just looking for a cleaner and better looking solution. We are spending a lot to renovate the barn and everything is going to be gorgeous...
    In that case, spend the $100 and get a new one!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom King View Post
    I bought a Gatorhyde hose when I finally got disgusted with the Flexgen in the wash stall.
    Best hose ever...



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