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Old 04-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Fire Hose Nozzle

Anybody using one? What makes the one from Adams ~$40 more then the one from Autogeek or Grabiak? How do u like it and which one do u have?

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Anybody using one? What makes the one from Adams ~$40 more then the one from Autogeek or Grabiak? How do u like it and which one do u have?

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The one at Grabiak I think is the old version of the one Adam's sells. The one at AutoGeek should be perfect for you. It's made of stainless so you're good to go.

Adam's is more expensive because they only sell Made In USA (well, mostly) and because they can charge those prices. They could sell $50 sheets of sandpaper and nearly everyone here would buy them and tell you what you're using is inferior. Not saying they would do that, because they are honest people, but they could, I guarantee it

I personally prefer just using a regular old garden sprayer attachment with various openings. I can put it on jet for a good solid stream, I can then switch it to a rinse, and everything in between. I can also regulate the amount of water I put out much easier with a handle than by twisting the nozzle. Oh, and even if they break (one NEVER has on me in hundreds of car washes), I can buy about 10 of them before I come close to paying for the Adam's nozzle.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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I have the same firehouse nozzle that AG sells. I gave $10 for it at Sams club. It is a very nice well built nozzle. It is made by Nelson. It is also rubber tipped so it wont scratch up.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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I got the one from GPC and it was terrible. Hopefully the location I was using it at had horrible water pressure and it's not the nozzle itself as the water didn't flow out with much pressure at all.
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I have the same firehouse nozzle that AG sells. I gave $10 for it at Sams club. It is a very nice well built nozzle. It is made by Nelson. It is also rubber tipped so it wont scratch up.
Do u remember how long ago u got it? Wondering if they still carry it.

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Do u remember how long ago u got it? Wondering if they still carry it.

Thanks for the input everyone!
Just got it last month actually. It's great because not only can you adjust the pattern, you can adjust the power.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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I will stop there on my way home...thanks
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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Adam's is more expensive because they only sell Made In USA (well, mostly) and because they can charge those prices. They could sell $50 sheets of sandpaper and nearly everyone here would buy them and tell you what you're using is inferior. Not saying they would do that, because they are honest people, but they could, I guarantee it
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Adam's brand microweave drying sandpaper would be a great deal for $50.

Dylan, please hurry and get this to the market.... I could use that to help my neighbor dry his mustang.



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Old 04-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #9
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Anybody using one? What makes the one from Adams ~$40 more then the one from Autogeek or Grabiak? How do u like it and which one do u have?

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I have this one from amazon...looks close to the autogeek one...I have the Adams and the Bon-aire and prefer the Bon-aire...two way cut off and a little more adjustable as to flow...both are good but I reach for the Bon-Aire each time...Like Adams for most every thing but this is my preference...

http://www.amazon.com/Bon-Aire-HN-10.../dp/B000E7YYDS

Edit: Have been using the Bon-Aire for about two-three yrs and no problem..no problem with adams either..do buy a cut off valve some where..I use a brass one... this one http://www.amazon.com/Dramm-12353-He...4023862&sr=8-5
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Adam's brand microweave drying sandpaper would be a great deal for $50.

Dylan, please hurry and get this to the market.... I could use that to help my neighbor dry his mustang.



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The one at Grabiak I think is the old version of the one Adam's sells. The one at AutoGeek should be perfect for you. It's made of stainless so you're good to go.

Adam's is more expensive because they only sell Made In USA (well, mostly) and because they can charge those prices. They could sell $50 sheets of sandpaper and nearly everyone here would buy them and tell you what you're using is inferior. Not saying they would do that, because they are honest people, but they could, I guarantee it

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I do have the Adams FHN and its great but it is pricey...no way around it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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Well, i stopped at Sams on the way home and yep, $10. That thing is beefy, adjustable, and built-in cutoff. So far I like it. I tried it with the hose still curled up on the rack and still plenty of power, definitely more then my last nozzle.
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