Aussie hose connectors... (gardenmates)

Dustin Crops Boy

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Well - i got my friend in Australia searching all over for more gardenmate hose connectors...

I told him to try and pick up a dozen of them for me. So far he's been able to find me 3 (at a grocery store, no less :facepalm ). He's still searching... and wont stop til he gets all 12.

Once i get them from him - i will sell them for $50 for the pair. (hey, they cost about $20 ea plus all the shipping from there and to you...)


Stay tuned... once i know he has them - then I will have a sign up list for 6 of ya.... but before then - don't ask :)
 
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niennumb1

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how wide should the holes be for the tubes to fit in on these hose connectors?

Let me know!
 
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niennumb1

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That doesn't look like it would be that difficult to make actually... hmmm....
 

MaulMaus

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Dustin Crops Boy wrote:

Stay tuned... once i know he has them - then I will have a sign up list for 6 of ya.... but before then - don't ask :)
*Waves hand frantically!* ;) Aww... you take all the fun out of it DCB! *pouts* ;)

Yikes... that is all I've got to say! This costume is not only difficult... but expensive!!! Maybe I shouldn't be such a perfectionist... I dunno... :D
 

Dustin Crops Boy

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the center hole of these and my other sources conclude that the hose is 1" O.D.

I'm seeing if my friend can order them online - since we can't (being in the States)

I only told him to get 12 - because i have to pay for these upfront - and i don't want to be stuck with ANY.. and i figure there's about 6 of us that would buy them. (I already have mine)
 

MonCal

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Sounds good!

Just a thought..
Have you considered making castings of yours or would that not be a good idea?
 
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niennumb1

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I found something today as a base for my hose connectors. I'll get you pix when I have made them. The hole is 1" wide to fit the tubing and looks like the proper thickness for the project too! YAY!
 

kimncris

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this is the hose we were going to use originally, but it was too expensive to cut up, and my resin casts of it were too in-flexible to work in the time alloted.



it's from Kim's bubble spa.

It seems to be about the right size for those hose connectors at least...

-cris
 
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niennumb1

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Shouldn't the tube spacing between the rings be just a little bit wider? From all the reference pix I've seen it just looks that way...
 

Dustin Crops Boy

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i see bubble spas all the time at thrifts. i almost bought one the other day - as they're near perfect - but the hose was a bit too big and didn't have the indention between the ridges... :facepalm the search continues...
 

Blaxmyth

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Dustin Crops Boy wrote:

Well - i got my friend in Australia searching all over for more gardenmate hose connectors...
DCB - I'm in New Zealand and we get a lot of Aussie gear here (except their beer, 'cause it's watered down and undrinkable) :D I'll keep a look out for you and let you know if I find anything. Phil
 

Cutest Sandgirl

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This just in from my Aussie friend:

Now, about those doodads... (the hose connecting things) I had a squizz in
K-mart today, and while they didn't have that particular brand of hose
timers, there was another brand with similar connectors... but not the same
and grey instead of black... BUT!! I saw some separate connectors, just by
themselves, and they were black and look DAMN close to the ones you're
after... I'll keep looking for that brand, but if I can't find any, I'll be
happy to buy up 10 of these separate connectors ("Pope" brand, if that means
anything) at $3 each, as opposed to $25 for the timer... the separate ones
have the four nubs, and there's about nine little ridgy things between each
nub, and I bet someone IS counting so don't tell me no one cares how many
bumpy bits it's got! I read those other posts.... *G*


I pointed her to this board, so that's what she means by "I read those other posts" :)

Any interest?
 
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Zam I Am

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I saw some separate connectors, just by
themselves, and they were black and look DAMN close to the ones you're
after... I'll keep looking for that brand, but if I can't find any, I'll be
happy to buy up 10 of these separate connectors ("Pope" brand, if that means
anything)
I think "pope" = Toro Pope, same brand dallas is getting for the timers.
 
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Cutest Sandgirl

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Dustin Crops Boy wrote:

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i guess i'll be stuck with a dozen timers soon.... :(
Did your friend already find 10 and ship them to you? Could you tell him not too? Ship them back and have him return them for his money back?

I don't know if the $3 ones are the exact same ones as the ones you found with the timer. If they are close, I'll be happy but I know some of you are going for screen acurate.

My friend is heading home to visit her family for the holidays so I won't hear from her in awhile.
 

Dustin Crops Boy

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he's been going all over his town - to a variety of stores trying to find them all. He has not sent them yet - but to return them to each of the stores now would be a big pain in the butt.

I couldn't do that to him. he was nice enough to spend all that time collecting them up - i wouldn't even think of telling him to forget it.
 

Cutest Sandgirl

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Ah, so he has found them. I was under the impression that he was looking but hadn't purchased.

I'm sorry I said anything.

:facepalm
 
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