OtO Lawn

What kind of hose do I need to use with OtO?

Generally speaking, the best kind of hose to use with OtO is a heavy-duty, 5/8" rubber garden hose (GHT) with brass couplers.

We do not recommend customers use a light-duty garden hose with a wall thickness of less than 1/8" as the hose remains under pressure and can burst.

⚠ CAUTION: If you live in hot climate, do not leave your hose exposed to the sun. The pressurized water in the hose can heat up and cause the hose to burst. 

Hose Best Practices:

Couplers

  • OtO comes with a standard garden hose thread (GHT) fitting, so any BRASS connector with a standard GHT size will work. Do not use anything but brass GHT. Non-brass materials (such as aluminum) will meld to the device
  • Don't use tools in tightening the hose - hand-tighten only
  • NEVER use OtO with pipe/Teflon/plumbers tape

Diameter

  • Opt for 5/8" or 3/4", anything smaller will reduce OtO's reach
  • Maximize your reach with a 3/4" interior diameter hose

Materials

  • We recommend a heavy-duty rubber garden hose
  • If you live in a very hot climate, consider a hot water hose
  • Aluminum hoses tend to have narrow interior diameters which may affect OtO's reach. The aluminum interior can also corrode over time therefore we do not recommend aluminum hoses
  • We do not recommend any kind of flexi/expandable, or light-duty hoses as they can reduce OtO's reach and possibly burst over time

Length

  • The shorter and bigger (higher ID) the hose, the better. This will reduce pressure drop and allow your OtO to spray as far as possible. We recommend a hose with an ID of at least 5/8" and a max length of 50 feet

Routing

  • When planning your hose path, avoid making tight turns or bends, or coiling the hose as this can reduce reach
  • Do not leave your hose exposed to the sun in hot climates as the hose may burst

 

If you have any more questions on this subject, feel free to reach out to care@otolawn.com and we'll be happy to assist you there!

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    Mark Mitchum

    In the Diameter section of this page, it says to use 5/8" or 3/4" diameter.
    Under the Routing section of this page, the caption under the picture of a hose says 3/8". Should that caption be updated to say 5/8" ?

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    Madeleine Lee

    Yes! That is a typo, it should say 5/8" or better yet (for maximum reach), use 3/4". Thank you for pointing this out!

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