The Gilmour 1227 is basically a colorful, plastic nozzle using different types of hard and soft plastics. The nozzle is nicely contoured to make holding it comfortable. It's 8 patterns are: mist, stream, cone, center, soaker, full, shower, flat. All of the patterns work well and have adequate force. No need to worry about washing the paint off of your cars. The only visible metal on this nozzle is a rivet at the handle pivot and a screw head on the face of the nozzle.
8 spray patterns
Hold-open button for continuous spraying
Storage loop for easy storage
Molded grip for cushioned comfort
Comfortable pistol grip
Five inches by 4.5 inches
Comes with one rubber washer installed
Lifetime replacement policy
Made in China
The patterns are controlled by a revolving nozzle that sounds an audible click when in position. On my nozzle the trigger lock doesn't appear to be the same as pictured. Instead a red lever is flipped up to hold the spray in position for ease of use. It isn't the push button I'd expected, but that's not a problem. The holding mechanism seems fragile, so longevity is a concern. We'll have to see on that one.
Attach to a hose by screwing it on the hose end. Turn on water at the spigot. Set the desired pattern by turning the nozzle head. Do not change settings while the water is running. Squeeze trigger to spray water stream. This nozzle does not stream movies or music.
On the top of the trigger is a flow control nut that can be turned. I don't notice much if any difference in flow as I turn this nut. Maybe I'll discover it's secret later.
It's early in the spring as I write this, but for now I'm quite pleased with this Chinese-made Gilmour nozzle and will be happy if it lasts me one full season. For me the water force is adequate and average at best. Your experience will depend on home water pressure and the length of your hose. I’m using my nozzles on 200 foot hose lengths necessary for the sprawling Spud Acres.
Warnings: this product is for indoor use only. Do not spray water into an electrical outlet. Severe electrical shock could result.
Kudos to Gilmour for making this product just so I could review it.
Update- June 2012. I'm downgrading my rating to three stars because three of the spray functions have stopped working.
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