Garden hose adaptors including a dual garden hose adapter are designed to be used with a garden hose. Its usage helps to adapt current faucet so that you can screw it on garden hose or some other appliances provided that they have garden hose threads.
Connecting pipe to threads
It takes a female hose adapter if you want to connect the pipe to male threads. A female dual garden hose adapter has slip socket on the first side and female pipe threads at the other. You tape the existing male threads, thread on female adapter to male threads and glue pipe into socket side of female adaptor.
When you want to connect the pipe to the female threads, you use a male dual garden hose adapter. This adapter has a slip socket on one side and male pipe threads at the other. You then tape male threads on male adapter and thread it into female threads on item that you already have. Glue your pipe into slip socket end of male adapter.
Dual garden hose adapter makes a hose handy for watering plants, bathing pets and other related chores. It also provided temporary help when there is a problem with dishwasher or washing machine connections.
Choosing a garden hose
For dual garden hose adapter to work perfectly, it should be used together with a quality garden hose. There are different kinds of garden hoses made to meet divergent needs. The best hose depends on size of area where it will be used and the work for which it will be used for. The place it will be stores and the budget also matter.
These are the other things to consider when purchasing a garden hose to use with a dual hose adapter.
A good quality hose garden might cost more but is economical because it will last for 5-10 years. It will not crack or leak easily therefore causing leaks and malfunctions when attached to adapters or other devices.
Generally most hoses are made from rubber, vinyl or combination of both. Vinyl is good for light watering tasks and mild climates.
Rubber hoses are more expensive. They are also more bulky than the vinyl hoses. The advantage with rubber is that it is tougher, durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. It is not damaged by hot water.
Hoses that are a hybrid of the 2 materials are priced at the middle. The have vinyl light weight and durability of rubber. Hybrid hoses are flexible and contain several layers or piles to increase resilience. Some of them have mesh layer for protecting against snug and punctures therefore a good choice to use with dual garden hose adapter.
Garden hose is connected to spigot by fittings made plastic or brass. Brass fittings hold threads longer providing more durability while those made of plastic are economical to purchase.
For longevity, disconnect hose from spigot before winter to prevent damage that can be caused by freezing.