#585 – Garden Hose Nozzles for RA Hands

Are you looking for garden hose nozzles that are suitable for RA hands? Has money run through your fingers like water on the purchase of inapt hose attachments? I have some garden hose nozzle recommendations that will easily direct the water to where you want and need it to go.

Here's what to consider when buying a garden hose nozzle:

  • Look for a large, easy-to-adjust flow handle. All you have to do is push it forward to turn on the water and pull it back to shut it off.
  • A fireman's hose nozzle has an easy-to-adjust spray dial. Turn it one way to get a sprinkler effect and turn it the other way for a jet spray. See the Stanley hose nozzle pictures below.
  • Some nozzles have a number of different spray patterns from a gentle mist to a strong jet. Depending upon the unit, it can be difficult to rotate the dial to get the spray pattern you want.

We have attached two different types of nozzles to the hoses at the front and at the back of the house. There are some differences, but I'm happy with both of them, mainly because I don't need help to operate them!

Yardworks 10-Spray Pattern Nozzle

I love the adjustable flow handle on this nozzle. It's not too difficult to rotate the spray pattern dial to the setting I want. It could always be easier, of course!

Yardworks garden hose nozzle on stream setting.
Gardenworks spray nozzle on jet setting.
Yardworks spray nozzle on jet setting.

Stanley Fireman's Hose Nozzle

This one is really easy to use. While it doesn't have the same spray pattern adjustments as the Yardworks nozzle, I am able to easily twist it to get a more diffused spray that doesn't flatten my more delicate plants, such as basil.

Stanley Fireman's Nozzle on jet setting.
Stanley Fireman's Nozzle on gentle spray setting.

I don't know whether you've noticed this, but often, when I find something I like, it gets discontinued. This can be especially troublesome for people who live with RA. Ease-of-use of products and gadgets allows for greater independence for people with compromised dexterity.

What I've learned over the years is that when I find something that works well for me and it doesn't break the budget, I'll buy two or more. See: Double up on the Things That Work.

I've been unable to find the two nozzles that we are currently using, but click on this link for some alternatives.

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