Best Garden Spray Gun

If you’ve ever used a garden spray gun, you know how frustrating it can be to get the water to spray out gently (rather than rushing out in a jet) and how cold the water can be on your fingers as you try to adjust the water flow by placing your thumb over the hose end. You’d probably admit that a hose nozzle is not just a “nice to have” tool for the garden!

Then again, you’ve probably also had the unfortunate experience of having to buy multiple garden spray gun each year as they break, leak, stop spraying, fail to turn off, or otherwise fall apart. So how do you choose the best garden spray gun, the ones that actually work and won’t break down after only a few sprays?

Considerations in Buying garden spray gun

Garden spray gun come in hundreds of varieties, with a number of different styles, materials, sizes, costs, spray patterns, flow rates, and more to choose from. It can be overwhelming trying to choose the right one for your needs so here are the key things to consider when looking for a high quality hose nozzle.

Material

Garden spray gun have two major components – the sprayer and the handle – each of which can be made out of different material. Many spray nozzles are made completely of metal, but some are entirely made of plastic, while others are part plastic, part metal.

Metal garden spray gun

Metal is generally the best material for a garden nozzle. Look for solid brass, as well as construction die cast zinc or aluminum. Metal garden spray guns are typically heavier than plastic ones (especially brass nozzles) so be sure you’ll be comfortable holding it for an extended period of time.

Take a look at how smoothly the parts move and the precision with which any holes are drilled. Metal nozzles generally last longer than other options but they aren’t inherently better quality – make sure you buy a quality metal nozzle that’s well-made.

You’ll find many metal nozzles with colorful powder coating or anodized finishes to prevent rusting. Some are also covered in plastic or rubber (to protect the hose nozzle from damage and provide a non-slip grip) or have plastic or nylon insulation on the handle to keep your hand warm.

Metal & Plastic garden spray gun

Another good option is a metal nozzle with a plastic handle. It’s the working parts inside the nozzle that are most likely to fail so those are the parts that are most important to have in metal. Look for a hose nozzle with a metal connection point (where it attaches to the hose), sprayer (where the water comes out), and moving parts.

Plastic garden spray gun

Avoid all-plastic garden spray gun. Not only are they more likely to leak or break, but plastic breaks down when left exposed to sunlight. Plastic nozzles should be stored out of direct sun at all times, which usually means removing it from the end of the hose after each use and putting the nozzle in the shed or garage.

Our Recommendation

We recommend a quality, all-metal hose nozzle with a rubber or plastic wrapped grip.

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Executive Summary for PVC Garden Hose

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In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Ecology Center tested over 200 garden hoses from national retailers. The hoses were tested for hazardous metals and bromine, an indicator of brominated flame retardants, and a subset were tested for phthalates. In 2012 and 2013, a small number of vinyl (PVC) hoses were subjected to a water leaching test. Municipal drinking water held in certain hoses for 48 hours was found to contain phthalates, BPA, and lead, none of which were detected in water directly sampled from the tap.

In 2017, we tested 32 hoses from Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Meijer, Target, and Walmart, of which 24 were PVC. The other eight were various types of polyurethane, synthetic rubber, and other polymers.

Each hose was cut apart and its layers were separated. Some hoses were composed of only one homogeneous plastic layer; others had up to five stacked layers. Each layer was separately for metals, bromine, chlorine, polymer type (i.e. type of plastic such as PVC), and plasticizers. Hose fittings were tested for metals and bromine.

Additionally, seven hoses were selected for a leaching test. Municipal drinking water was held in the hoses for 48 hours, then the water was sent to a certified lab. Six water samples were tested for lead; three water samples were also tested for phthalates and BPA. A “faucet blank” sample containing fresh tap water was also collected and tested for comparison.

Highlights of Findings

  • The flexible plastic of PVC garden hoses frequently contained elevated lead, bromine, antimony, and phthalates. Non-PVC garden hoses did not contain these contaminants. 29% of the PVC garden hoses (7 of 24) contained at least 100 ppm and as high as 68,000 ppm lead. Phthalates were found in 75% of PVC garden hoses (18 of 24). Bromine >1000 ppm and antimony >500 ppm were found in 50% of PVC garden hoses.
  • Lead in the metal parts: 15% of metal fittings (4 of 27) contained elevated lead. This represents an improvement. Five years ago, 40% of metal fittings tested (44 of 110) contained lead. Most of these had high lead levels in the range of 1 to 6% by weight.
  • Recycled electronic waste vinyl appears to have been used in a number of PVC garden hoses, resulting in high levels of bromine (indicating brominated flame retardants), lead, antimony, and tin (indicating organotin stabilizers).
  • BPA and lead were found to leach into water held in certain hoses. Phthalates were not detected in the hose water, although similar leaching tests in recent years did find phthalates leaching into the water.
  • The ten hoses labeled “Drinking water safe” were free of significant lead, bromine, antimony, and tin. However, three (30%) of them contained potentially hazardous phthalates.
  • Polyurethane hoses labeled safe for drinking (2 tested) contained no chemicals of concern. However, two out of three polyurethane hoses not labeled safe for drinking contained elevated lead in their brass fittings. None of the polyurethane hoses contained chemicals of concern in the flexible hose part.

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Application in Industrial of EVA Recoil Hose

Our EVA Recoil Hose provides excellent service across a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. The EVA Recoil Hose is compatible with multiple fuel gases, and is available in long continuous lengths for efficient inventory management and maximum utility at cramped or hard to reach job sites where the gas sources are separated and a twin line is not practical. The red cover is ribbed for easy visual and tactile identification. Series 7141 is a versatile EVA Recoil Hose for many common industrial welding applications.

Features/Benefits:

• Tube: Black chloroprene for flame and oil resistance, and compatibility with multiple fuel gases.

• Tube: Non-blooming to minimize the migration of combustible plasticizers and waxes to the surface of the EVA Recoil Hose.

• Reinforcement: Multiple textile plies for strength and kink resistance.

• Cover: Red chloroprene for abrasion, flame, oil and weathering resistance.

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What Is The Best Flat Garden Hose For Your Home?

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Are you tired of using poorly-made garden hoses that can make watering your plants or cleaning your car is an uphill struggle?

Your standard garden hose always kinks, the hose winder breaks, the length isn’t long enough to reach your beloved plants or vegetable garden, or the hose hanger simply falls off the wall. Worse still, the cold weather gets to the rubber hose and it starts to fall apart.

What if you had access to a convenient, reliable, and durable gardening solution for your needs? Well, there are many great choices to find today for the best flat garden hose for your home.

The kink free flat retractable garden hose design makes it simple to set up and store. Flat garden hoses have been developed to provide superior convenience and usability as well. They can easily double up as a flat soaker hose, a sprinkler, or even a pressure washer hose.

Choosing good tools when it comes to gardening tasks is important for your productivity levels and convenience as well. Finding a quality hose involves making informed choices by considering some of the top rated tools that are available on the consumer market today.

By the same token, a good garden hose saves you the hassle of setting up and storing a hose with its superior design and material construction. An excellent consideration for you to start with would be these kink free flat garden hoses designed for impressive performance results.

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