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Top 10 Hose Nozzles 2017

Whether or not you need a basic hose nozzle to water your garden, a power sprayer to blast particles off the patio or deck, or something to help get those pesky leaves out of the gutter, one of the models on this list must suit your necessities. They come in a large choice of designs and provide a ramification of spray styles and ranges of water pressure.

Hose Nozzle High Pressure for Car or GardenThe Ultimate Hose Nozzle - TitaniumHose Nozzle ~ Solid Brass ~ Adjustable Spray Patterns ~ Made in USA ~ with Bonus High Pressure Sweeper NozzleHose Sprayer/Nozzle by Garden Strong - Professional Heavy Duty Metal Watering Sprayer - Multi Pattern with Flow Control Knob - Great for Car Wash, Pets, Garden, LawnGarden Hose Nozzle 9-Setting Sprayer for Home, Lawn Care, Gardening and Car Wash Detailing, Heavy-Duty Aluminum Spray Nozzle Includes 3 Bonus WashersSprayTec 9 Pattern Hose Nozzle Sprayer with Pistol Grip TriggerGarden Hose Nozzle / Hand Sprayer - Heavy Duty 10 Pattern Metal Watering Nozzle - High Pressure - Pistol Grip Front Trigger - Flow Control Setting Knob - Suitable for Car Wash, Cleaning, Watering Lawn and Garden - Ideal for Washing Dogs & PetsBon-Aire Original Ultimate Aluminum Hose Nozzle ( Colors may vary )Nelson 50503 High-Pressure Rated Fireman's Style Industrial Spray Nozzle with Large On/OffGilmour Super-Duty Stainless Steel Thumb Control Nozzle (400GWT)

Better Know A Hose Nozzle

The hose nozzle is an oft overlooked device that many of us use every day of our lives yet pay little heed. Imagine though the process of trying to wash a car, clean out gutters, or water a bed of flowers without the pressure and control added by a nozzle to see how valuable these items really are. While today the under appreciated hose nozzle may be found lying about besides almost every home in the nation, not only are these water shaping and regulating devices rather new developments but in fact, even the hoses too which they attach are essentially modern inventions.



While some of the first firehoses were developed in the late 17th Century -- simple irrigation hoses would follow shortly thereafter -- even firehoses were not in widespread use until the 19th Century. Until the process of vulcanization was developed to help make rubber more durable and resilient, hoses were stiff, cumbersome, and generally saw a short service life. But the garden hose, firehose, and pressurized cleaning hose alike are all just tubes filled with water when not connected to a good nozzle. Choosing the nozzle you pair with your hose is arguably more important than the choice of the hose itself.

There are essentially two categories of hose nozzles that are defined from one another based on the way they are held. The first generalized type can be described as the pistol grip nozzle, which uses a handheld grip that fits in the palm and a trigger mechanism usually operated with all four fingers at once. The other broad category of hose nozzle encompasses those that attach directly to the end of the hose and continue the linear shape of it. While pistol grip style nozzles are designed to maximize the comfort of the user, interestingly enough many people may find the other type of nozzle much more comfortable to use, especially if you operate a hose for extended periods of time. Used with a lowered arm held down by one's side, these straight connection nozzles produce almost no hand strain and can be operated with almost no effort. That said, the pistol grip approach does allow for better accuracy of water flow aiming and thus is go-to for most casual gardeners, car washers, and so forth.

Beyond handle shape, next, consider the spray pattern you need while watering. Many hose nozzles allow for spray directed across patterns including a flat sheet of water, a directed jet, a wide shower, and more. Others sacrifice some of the fancier spray shapes in favor of power, allowing the water to be defused from a shower to a jet only, but concentrating immense pressure into this latter setting. That allows for a longer beam, capable of hitting far away flowers or second (or even third) story windows and of more easily lifting stubborn grit and grime from closer surfaces.

When considering the type of hose nozzle you prefer in terms of function and grip, don't overlook the connection type the nozzle uses to be joined to its hose. While most nozzles still use the traditional threaded approach, sporting so-called female threading that is screwed onto the hose's male head, the quick connection type of hose union is becoming ever more popular. This type of snaps on/snap off connection allows for quick changing of the attachments on the hose and is a great convenience when the task at hand calls for varied attachment types.

Matching A Hose Nozzle To A Hose


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Just as a hose is not worth much without a good nozzle, so too can a great hose nozzle be paired with the perfect hose. And, perhaps more to the point, selecting the wrong hose can have a marked deleterious impact on a good nozzle.

First, consider just what you need your hose and nozzle for. If you are looking to connect a hose to a high pressure, high volume marine spigot for washing off a boat, you need both a nozzle and a hose that can handle a large amount of water volume and pressure (some commercially available nozzles are rated for as much as 250 PSI). Consider pairing a high volume nozzle with flat water hose made with durable PVC for such applications.

On the other end of the spectrum, for light watering around a deck, patio, or other smaller area of a home where little water pressure is needed and space is at a premium, you likely want a hose nozzle with multiple spray patterns including mist and soaker functions. The ideal pairing here may be an expandable or self-coiling hose. These hoses can reach out to as much as three times their "resting" length when filled with water, making them convenient for reaching many areas of your property and then east to tuck away when out of use. The sacrifice comes in knowing they can never match the water pressure or volume of other hose types.

A Few Words On Water Pressure


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The average water pressure of a residence in the United States falls somewhere in the range of forty to eighty pounds per square inch. Pipes, fittings, faucets, and spigots are generally not designed to handle a PSI of greater than eighty, and a home may not pass an inspection (and may encounter leaks or even blown joints and damaged hardware) if its water pressure is above this range.

On the other hand, when water pressure is too low, it can impact the manner in which you use water in myriad ways. Low water pressure can result in less pleasurable showers, slow to fill bathtubs, and in hoses without the ability to properly rinse the soap from vehicles or reach plants and trees that need irrigation.

If the water pressure in your home is too high or too low, the first thing to do is simply to check the main shutoff valve and be sure that it is wide open. Next look at your water meter and pressure regulator to make sure they are properly set. Have a professional inspect things if you're not sure what you're doing, as it's easy to vastly overcorrect for water pressure issues.

Finally know that choosing the right hose nozzles, shower heads, and faucets can do much to compensate for low water pressure without the need for retrofitting the entire plumbing system of your home.


#10.Gilmour Super-Duty Stainless Steel Thumb Control Nozzle (400GWT)


Get to work with the flip of the thumb. Stainless steel coupling and metal body offer superior durability, while the thumb control eliminates squeezing for an uninterrupted stream of water in a variety of patterns.


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#9.Nelson 50503 High-Pressure Rated Fireman's Style Industrial Spray Nozzle with Large On/Off


Choose nelson's industrial fireman's nozzle for accurate water control & exceptional ease of use. Provides up to 300% more water flow for tough cleaning/spray jobs. Constructed of heavy-duty die cast Zinc with an insulated Soft grip-guard that protects the user's hand from hot or cold water temperatures. Water stream adjusts from a gentle shower to a powerful stream. Material: Zinc, connection size (in.): 5/8, base dimensions (in.): 3 1/2, adjustable: yes, max. Psi: 250, color: black/red


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#8.Bon-Aire Original Ultimate Aluminum Hose Nozzle ( Colors may vary )


The Original Ultimate Hose Nozzle Heavy duty - withstands abuse Fire hose nozzle construction Adjustable spray pattern for all jobs Turns any standard garden hose into multi-function spray tool Patented two-way shutoff Comfort-grip soft rubber Fiberglass reinforced nylon Aircraft aluminum Stainless steel The perfect stream of water for any job


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#7.Garden Hose Nozzle / Hand Sprayer - Heavy Duty 10 Pattern Metal Watering Nozzle - High Pressure - Pistol Grip Front Trigger - Flow Control Setting Knob - Suitable for Car Wash, Cleaning, Watering Lawn and Garden - Ideal for Washing Dogs & Pets


the nozzle handle broke before I got to test it out. As I was rolling up my hose, I tossed the nozzle IN THE RAIN SOAKED GRASS about 3' from my body. Did I say "tossed"? I meant dropped. There was a little force behind the drop. Well, the handle broke nearly clean off at where it is riveted to the metal part of the nozzle. It seems I am not the only one with this problem in the reviews. The reason for not giving 1 star is because their customer outreach is good. I haven't tried to return this yet, but their message indicates they stand behind their product. Of course, I will update this review upon returning the broken nozzle, but it seems like this riveted connection is the nozzle' s Achilles heel. Hopefully, this will be addressed in a newer version.


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#6.SprayTec 9 Pattern Hose Nozzle Sprayer with Pistol Grip Trigger


This nozzle is fantastic. I can already tell, that it will last longer than any of the plastic trash sold at big box stores. I have purchased many nozzles in the last year from Home Depot, OSH, Lowes, and nurseries. They all sell the same private label, lousy, fragile nozzles. I have been so worked up buying nozzles. So worked up I have actually been dreaming of designing my own nozzle, that never breaks, and putting it out to market. These companies are selling garbage nozzles for the sake of profit with plastic parts that break. I won't be buying 5 nozzles a year anymore.


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#5.Garden Hose Nozzle 9-Setting Sprayer for Home, Lawn Care, Gardening and Car Wash Detailing, Heavy-Duty Aluminum Spray Nozzle Includes 3 Bonus Washers


These nozzles are much higher quality than many at a higher price. They are metal with rubber/plastic trim and seem extremely well made. I highly recommend. The seller is very concerned with the client's satisfaction and has contacted me after my purchase to make certain I am satisfied. That is almost unheard of in today's world. I am impressed!


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#4.Hose Sprayer/Nozzle by Garden Strong - Professional Heavy Duty Metal Watering Sprayer - Multi Pattern with Flow Control Knob - Great for Car Wash, Pets, Garden, Lawn


Professionals demand high-quality products that are built to last. If you appreciate quality made products you will love this spray nozzle. Here’s why:

EXTRA DUTY STRENGTH - This may be the last nozzle you ever buy. The sturdy metal construction and a durable nickel-plated coating is far superior to cheaper plastic spray nozzles and will hold up to demanding use in the harshest conditions.


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#3.Hose Nozzle ~ Solid Brass ~ Adjustable Spray Patterns ~ Made in USA ~ with Bonus High Pressure Sweeper Nozzle


I've only used it a few times so it's reliability has yet to be tested. So far it is amazing, one solid piece, not crimped together like others, no lead and it works. I sincerely wish every purchase I made went this well. Does what it's supposed to, no bs, made in the USA and not ridiculously priced.


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#2.The Ultimate Hose Nozzle - Titanium


The Horticultural Institute of Southern California is proud to offer the Ultimate Hose Nozzle! The single biggest problem that hose nozzles have is that THEY BREAK! Some break easier than others & eventually end up in the trash can. The H.I.S.C nozzle is built to last... it's constructed of extruded aluminum, stainless steel, reinforced plastic and comfort grip soft rubber. For maximum performance use 5/8 inch or larger hose. This heavy duty hose nozzle withstands abuse, has fire hose nozzle construction, has 5 adjustable spray patterns, a patented 2 way shut off and turns any standard garden hose into a multi-function spray tool. H.I.S.C is so confident that you will be impressed with the operation & reliability of the Ultimate Hose Nozzle, they are placing a Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty on this product. The Ultimate Hose Nozzle, the only nozzle you'll ever need!


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#1.Hose Nozzle High Pressure for Car or Garden


These nozzles are heavy duty and well constructed, so I expect many years of use. They came complete with extra rubber baskets (and a recommendation to replace them every year) which are a definite plus. They are easy to adjust and have very good pressure, much better than the fancier 'fire hose' style nozzles that these are replacing. Oh! A wonderful little surprise was the Starburst candy treats included in the packaging. Made me feel like a kid again - thanks!


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