I bought the Gilmour brass garden hose connector valve online just a couple of weeks ago. I have gotten a few good uses out of it already, so I am writing this review.
First it is made out of very durable material — brass. I bought this because I didn’t want to go to the faucet to shut off the water, because I have a long hose, and it leaks around the faucet.
This connector make things way easier for me to shut off the water at the end of the hose. When I’m watering the plants, and the lawn, and when I’m washing my car, instead of dropping the hose and running back and forth, I just turn the knob to shut off the water at the end of the hose.
The knob on the garden hose connector is very durable and it is very easy to turn. A 5 year old would have the strength to turn it. I haven’t tried it with hot water but I don’t see a problem since this seems like it is made from heavy duty brass. I believe it also improved the water flow from the hose itself. I feel like the water is coming off the hose, connector much faster. This item would have been better if it has a quick connect feature. I would rather pay extra and have that feature instead of buying it separately. But overall great job Gilmour, this is a great product.