boingboing — 2014-05-22T18:33:08-04:00 — #1
stolk — 2014-05-23T01:02:13-04:00 — #2
I don't know... if you leave it out in winter with water in it, expanding ice will break the metal nozzle more easily than a plastic one, I think.
jim_dillon — 2014-05-23T07:59:20-04:00 — #3
I had this setup, or whatever the Dramm equivalent was back in the 1990's, for years. It is indeed wonderful and I miss it every spring and summer. But we sold our house in Iowa and some things didn't make the cut. Now I finally am gardening again and think it's time to get a new set. Thanks for the reminder! I would rather have one copy of this head/valve setup than 100 assorted cheapies. I left it outdoors in Iowa winters and never had an issue with freezing. I think the rose itself is the only part that would be vulnerable that way, and that's replaceable.
thorzdad — 2014-05-23T08:05:31-04:00 — #4
I've left my plastic watering nozzles outside winter after winter and they still work just fine. $33 for a watering nozzle setup is silly.
sim0n — 2014-05-23T08:12:18-04:00 — #5
My issue UV light takes it toll though and after three or four years the plastic starts crumbling into pieces :-/
I'm not set on upgrading to metal nozzles but I'm contemplating on at least phasing out all the plastic hose fittings and slowly replacing them with brass fittings..
dnebdal — 2014-05-23T08:59:51-04:00 — #6
Weird - I've had no issues with plastic Gardena fittings, but the sprayers seem to wear faster. (The cheap knockoffs are much weaker, though.)
bradgall — 2014-05-23T11:52:50-04:00 — #7
My issue with aluminum hose parts is that they oxidize and then no longer fit properly.
jardine — 2014-05-24T04:59:54-04:00 — #8
That's why I only use hose parts made of gold.
boingboing — 2014-05-27T18:33:09-04:00 — #9
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