Picture of the front view of the Danze Shower Hose Chrome D469020, Package.

Danze D469020 Shower Hose Review

We bought many replacement shower heads over the years.  We find that we are usually disappointed at how short their hoses are between the handheld shower head and the water pipe. The Danze D469020 brass interlock shower hose is different though.





Harder to completely rinse out bigger tub / shower combos with hoses much shorter than six feet.  But most massaging shower sprayers come with five-foot tubing (or shorter), and the quality of those hoses leaves much to be desired.  But the Danze D469020 overcomes most of these problems.

First, this brass interlock shower hose features solid metal screw-on ends, which is unlike many hoses where that use plastic fittings.  Furthermore, the Dance has full-coverage flexible sheathing to withstand higher water pressures for years.  Finally, this 72-inch version is plenty long for our showering and bathroom cleaning needs.

Picture of the front view of the Danze Shower Hose Chrome D469020, Package.
Danze shower hose chrome D469020. Package front view.

Danze D469020 Metal Shower Hose Benefits, Advantages, Pros, and Features

Longer Shower Hose

This is a 72-inch (six feet) long shower hose.

Better Quality than Standard-Issue Hoses

The end fittings feature all-metal cases.

The Danze D469020 Shower Hose has a Chrome Finish

Nearly mirror reflective chrome finish on all exterior hose surfaces, including the sheathing and threaded end coverings.

Included Sealing Washers

Ours came equipped with a thick black rubber washer at each hose end (two in total).

Brass Threads

Brass stands up well to years of even the hardest water, and generally does not “freeze up.”  You can usually loosen these fittings with the fingers.  Only the most extreme cases of mineral and sediment deposits require a pipe wrench.





Metal Covers Entire Shower Hose

The flexible chrome-plated sheathing achieves virtually complete coverage of the softer inner tube.  This prevents the inner tubing from swelling and flexing excessively as higher water pressures are applied.

The Danze D469020 Flexible Hose is Easy to Install

This shower accessory usually requires no tools to install except for a strong pair of hands.  The self-sealing washers virtually eliminate the need for Teflon tape or thread-sealing plumbers putty.  And, you can achieve complete sealing just by finger-tightening the end fittings to the shower head and supply pipe.  However, if you have the putty or tape available, apply either of these as a sort of second measure of protection, in addition to the washers, against the threads eventually leaking.

Stays Flexible Even at Higher Pressure

The D469020 can still bend with reduced rigidity, even when highly pressurized, such as in cities and towns with higher water pressure delivery systems, and on those energy-saving shower heads that severely restrict water flow, and so, introduce much back pressure.

Easy to Find Online

We bought ours at Amazon.com.  But you can also buy it at larer home improvement centers and some superstores.  See below for a link to current places to buy.

Telephone Customer Service

Danze offers toll-free customer service telephone numbers.  In the United States, call 1-888-328-2383.  In Canada, call 1-800-487-8372.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Back view of the Danze Brass Interlock Shower Hose Package.
Danze chrome shower hose package, back view.

Danze D469020 Shower Hose Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Limitations

Made in China

We’d love to see more products of this high quality created right here in the USA.

A Little Pricey

This hose can cost about as much as many of the massaging shower sprayers that it feeds.  We paid nearly thirty dollars for ours.  However, the lifetime warranty as well as the mostly metal construction helped ease any buyers remorse over this purchase.

No Set Up Instructions

Ours came with no users manuals or instruction sheet.  No big deal however, and how to install this accessory is probably quite obvious to anyone with even modest handyman experience.  Besides, in leu of the missing owners guide, Danze offers telephone customer care.  Get those phone numbers above.





The Danze D469020 Gets Less Flexible Under Pressure

Though this hose remains reasonably easy to bend, it noticably stiffens under higher water pressures, such as when installed on a multi-spray setting shower head, and the head is set to a highly water flow restrictive spray.  To keep this stiffening from becoming excessive, we recommend installing this shower accessory in systems where the water pressure never exceedes 60 PSI.

The next picture shows the Danze chrome finish shower hose, fitted to a Waterpik Power Sprayer.

Picture of the Installed Danze D469020 Chrome Shower Hose in a typical bathroom shower tub.
Installed Danze D469020 chrome shower hose

Our Rating on the Danze D469020 Shower Hose

Finally, we’re impressed with this Danze product and are relieved to all find an example that proves that enduring shower hoses have not gone extinct, so long as you’re willing to pay for them.  While it weights an ounce or so more than the more cheaply constructed shower hoses, this lends a feel of solidity and longevity to this product.  It’s plenty long enough to allow aiming the water spray anywhere in our bathroom.

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References for the Danze D469020 Brass Interlock Shower Hose

  1. What is a shower?    on Wikipedia
  2. Where to buy the   Danze D469020  Brass Interlock Hose.  Look for this product with the black backing with the white print, in a heat-sealed clear plastic carton at Home Depot, Newegg, eBay, et al.

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  • 2915-01-08: Originally published.

 

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