Comment about Oscillating Sprinkler Hose
Couplings from Ray Padula
"One of the most frustrating problems
associated with using a hose-end product, is
standing on your front lawn trying to attach
the hose, with no success. When developing
our hose end products, many are provided
with heavy-duty metal threads, and those
that are plastic, feature a slightly deeper
thread length, treated plastics, and designs
that resist accidental cross threading." - Ray Padula, CEO.
the purpose of owning a sprinkler if
you can't attach it to your hose?
One of the most important designs of
any hose end product is the hose
coupling. Ray Padula Road
Tuff™ hose couplings are constructed
of extremely thick plastics (treated
with 15% more UV resisting agents,
allowing our sprinklers to resist
sun and weather damage) unlike the
competition's thin thread design.
Ray Padula hose couplings are built
to withstand tough threading and
un-threading of your hose from all
angles. Our unique "deep
thread" construction significantly
decreases the potential for cross
threading and wear.
- When developing our hose
couplings, the "Thread Test" was
conducted, which uniquely measured
how well our hose coupling withstood
the threading process compared to
three of our principal competitors.
This test consisted of continuous
threading, and un-threading of a
hose from the coupling until the
coupling stripped, worn out, or
broke off. During one season
of use, the average homeowner
connects and disconnects their
sprinkler from the hose
approximately 1,276 times.
After 642 cycles, we were unable to
attach the hose to one of our
* Tests were conducted at the Ray Padula
Research and Development Center. All
products had a brass hose coupling threaded
and unthreaded from the unit of the same
construction, force, and speed. All
conditions remained constant throughout the
test and no physical interaction took place
with the unit.