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    Eley Watering Systems — Garden Hose

    The Eley Quick Connect System: Designed with You in Mind

    eley quick connect system

    The ELEY Quick Connect System surpasses all other quick couplers on the market. There are several reasons why we believe we’re the best in the garden and hose industry. We use the highest-grade metal without compromising on drinking-water safe materials. The ease of our couplers makes for fast removal so you can swap attachments in a flash. And best of all, very minimal maintenance required for countless years of performance. We are so sure that you’ll love our Quick Connect System that we put our 10-year-warranty on it!

    Materials and Components

    quick connects materials and componentThe Eley quick connect system is made from commercial-grade, lead-free brass, and stainless-steel components. The revolutionary design uses two sliding stainless-steel bars to lock the plug and socket into a leak-proof connection. We also use an O-Ring style gasket for sealing the socket to the garden hose or faucet. The innovative design provides years of durable, leak-free performance all the while being drinking-water safe.

     

    Usability

    Our quick connects have standard garden thread fittings making them suitable to work with any garden hoses and watering tools. But unlike other brands that can dramatically restrict water flow and pressure, Eley quick couplers deliver an unobstructed full 3/4" flow of water volume, enabling you to perform your watering tasks faster and more effectively.full flow quick connectsThe easy release slide disengages and separates the plug from the socket with a simple downward pull. Keep in mind this works only when there is no water pressure on the quick connects. A ball valve is highly recommended to release this unwanted pressure as it acts like an ON/OFF switch to the quick connects. For this reason, Eley ball valves and quick connects go hand-in-hand to create functional usage of your hoses and garden watering tools.quick connect and ball valve

    Maintenance

    male plug and silicone greaseMade from heavy-duty material, the quick connect O-rings will provide leak-proof performance time and time again. For best results, we recommend applying ELEY Silicone Grease to each O-ring. Our silicone grease is specifically designed for this material and one application per year will extend the life and make the engage/disengagement action much easier. DO NOT USE ANY PETROLEUM-BASED LUBRICANT, WHICH WILL DAMAGE THE O-RING. Using this type of chemical lubricant will swell the O-ring making the components harder to pull apart. Spray silicone will usually have a propellant, petroleum or hydrocarbon element in them which are all incompatible with our EPDM O-rings. We use EPDM because of its outstanding resistance to water, heat, ozone, steam, and weather. And we insist on 100% silicone lubricants because of its compatibility with EPDM and food and water safety. Even if the can or tube says it’s silicone, it does not necessarily mean it is 100% pure silicone grease. For instance, spray and plumber’s silicone will make the O-rings gummy and sticky due to that chemical additives.

     

    Why lubricate at all? Is lubrication really that important?

    The answer is YES! If not lubricated this can also cause the components to stick, make the release more difficult, or even break the O-ring!

     

    Quick Connect Video Demonstration

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQq-OWAc1Z8

    Note: It’s important to keep your hand off of the female coupler while engaging the plug. This way the pins are in the correct location and not pushed back. This will allow for proper engagement and a secure attachment.


    female socket O-ringLastly, if you do find yourself with a broken O-ring, we male plug O-ringsell replacements on our website including the female socket O-ring and the male plug O-ring.

     

     

    Reviews

    Super High Quality

    “Love this hose with the Eley quick disconnects. Feels lightweight yet like it will last forever.” -Armando L.

    Precision instruments

    “One-hand operation. Smooth as silk. I connect and disconnect just to feel the precision and ease of use. Can't take their quality for granted. These things are precision instruments.” -Paul Z.

    Best quick connects!

    “These make connecting & disconnecting hoses and watering implements a breeze! No more leaks, replaceable O-rings, solid brass that lasts a lifetime. They don't need coupons to entice you to use their product. They simply provide the best quality. You get what you pay for!” -Thomas L.

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