"I purchased this kit as I had no other connectors which were working.
Screwfix staff provided help in what was available, this kit was one of them.
It's great quality. Heavy and well built. I had no water leaking.
Out of the four pieces, I used the outside tap connector to connect to the hose. I then used the brass hose connector to co connect to the tap. I had another plastic connector which connected to the pressure washer.
The brass connectors did the job and did it well. I will update in a few months once I have had a chance to test them further. But for now I'll just say they are worth the money I paid for them."
"The reason for this purchase was to replace the naff plastic connections that usually let the hose to slip out, the brass connections are secure, it is a bit of a shame and waste to put the nozzle in my brass scrap bin, most people want a multi nozzle that turns the water off, other than that very happy."
"Just bought my second set. First set been in service for 5 years (?) and used weekly. I dont have a problem with these brass units. Strong, reliable, connect first time, every time. Been thrown around the garage, drive, garden, building projects etc Why have I bought a second set? Got additional hose pipe. I've never had a problem with 'rusty balls' but then a quick spray occasionally with the old WD would stop that if youre not a frequent user. IF I have anything to say, check the screw on the hose pipe ends occasionally, if it comes out the unit falls apart and you loose the balls. Its worth buying a couple of extra tap connectors as well to fit to more than one tap, pressure washer or similar. Ive never had a plastic set last this long"
"... sets of these and some single fittings of similar type from SF as I'm old skool and dislike modern plastic fittings.
I've had them on 3 external hosepipe reels for nearly 2 years now and whilst they do tarnish with age corrosion does not seem to be a problem. The fact they are no longer shiny brass but dull brass adds to the charm.
Only if you regularly polish them will they remain as shiny as the photo. To do that you have to be particularly sad.
In severe winter weather like we just had it's best to disconnect from the tap as they will freeze up quickly. Also a good idea to spray the connectors with WD40 now and then to keep them free moving.
"They look great and the first year performed very well. I have had mine for a few years and the second year found they started to stick and leak. The ball bearings get rusty and the little screws get loose, so, by now they are not so useful and I am using my plastic ones. The plastic (Gardena) the same age have some chipped edges from plastic deterioration. (And abuse by builders!) Still good value, especially buying the full set."
"These sounded ideal, brass, so should last ages. and for the first season all was well. just pulled the out of storage, and the little metal balls have started to rust, so they are impossible to operate. looks like it's back to plastic. shame."