How to fix a Garden Hose?


How to fix a Garden Hose?


The humble garden hose is your garden’s best friend. Unfortunately, hoses are often abused and taken for granted. The most common problems are leaks, kinks and bent end fittings. Luckily, good quality hoses can be repaired to see yet another summer.

Step One

Thread a gun-type nozzle onto the end of the leaking hose.

Step Two

Turn on the hose to find the hole or leak.

Step Three

Turn off the hose, remove the nozzle and mark the leak with black tape or a marking pen.

Step Four

Purchase a hose repair kit from the hardware store. Repair kits allow you to cut damaged area out of the hose and reattach the two pieces with new connectors.

Step Five

Cut off the leaky fitting with your garden shears. If the leak is in the center of the hose, cut an inch or two on either side of the hole.

Step Six

Soak the cut end in hot, soapy water. The hot water will expand and soften the rubber, making it easy to slip the repair fitting inside the hose.

Step Seven

Clamp the plastic pieces on either side of the hose and screw them in place tightly.


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