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    I have a water jet cat scarer connected to a hose with a Hozelock connector, 12 months old. A few months back the connector failed and the lawn was saturated. I've no idea how long the water had been running. We're on a meter. My last two 6 month water bills were both around £140. Just received latest bill... £522.76p! and a note from my water company telling me I'm using more water than normal, am I using any new equipment? So that failure cost me around £380. I use Gardena connectors now, never again Hozelock.
     
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    Oh dear, it would have to be on for a fair bit to hit that target.
    Was it that either the hose end separated from connector or the connector separated from the unit it was attached to?
     
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    Hi Liz. The connector separated from the unit. We were at home at the time and I discovered it about 24 hours after I connected it. So the longest it could have been running would have been 24hours.
     
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      I have recently bought a Gardena sprinkler - I was quite reluctant to do so because it was not cheap, but I have to say that so far it has been exceptionally good.
       
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      I did wonder. Sometimes the connection can be just not tight enough and the pressure forces them off. What you needed was this connector.

      AquaStop Connector | Hozelock Ltd

      That way once parted it would have just shut off the flow of water.
       
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      Trouble with the Aquastop connectors is that they tend to blow off the hose (they leak at the back of the connector)
       
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        Well, I have a Hozelock hose with a 30 year warranty. Had it since 2014. I complained the hose has a tear in it..where it regularly kinks. Hozelock will replace my hose :)
         
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          To be honest I’ve never had that issue. What tends to happen is customers have a leak so they purchase a connector then simply push on the hose to the new connector. They should always cut off the old section that was inserted onto the connection so a smaller diameter hose link is formed.
          I’ve got the Hozelock fitted to my Krazzle setup hose and it’s been good for 5 years of use and I’ve fitted a few each season for customers and never had issues.
           
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            I have had an Aqua stop blow off the tap after about after just a couple of hrs using my soaker hoses.. It sadly doesn’t stop the tap running though when it blows off and that’s where the expense clocks up @Liz the pot if you don't see it running.... ;)
             
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              I keep thinking of this for some reason

               
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                :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5: OMG.!! :thud:
                 
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                  I watched that one a few months back and nearly wet myself laughing - it is the woman getting the carpet shampoo machine going to suck the water up, as if that is going to make any impact on it. So funny :biggrin:
                   
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                    That doesn't sound right.

                    UU (as an example) charge £3.10 / 1000L so that's 120000L that you would have used in 24 hours (worse case)

                    That's 5000L / hour

                    An old style tap (without the fascist restrictors of modern day taps) runs at 12L / min

                    That would be 720L / hour or 17000L in 24 hours

                    Calculate that back with the UU charge and 24 hours running would cost you £52

                    or your tap would have to be leaking for almost a whole week to cost £380

                    I would be asking questions of your water company
                     
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                      Thanks for your interest Andrew's.
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                      That's their bill. The graph on the right shows our last two bills + this months. Any thoughts?
                       
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                      Hmmm


                      121m3 which is 121000 L

                      Two things I would suggest.

                      Check your meter reading today - have they made a mistake in the meter reading ? Was the previous meter reading 200 ?

                      Then keep a note of your meter readings on a weekly basis to see that you are not using excessive water

                      By my dirty maths you should be using about 10 to 15m3 a month
                       
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