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How to Easily Fix a Leaky Hose

how to fix a leaky garden hoseHow to Easily Fix a Leaky Hose

A garden hose is a valuable tool around my yard in the summertime. It’s vital to keep my yard looking beautiful, keeping plants watered, and occasionally for a fun water fight with my kids. But what happens when that very useful hose springs a leak? Not only is it frustrating to use but it is a complete waste of water (not to mention that you get wetter than the person you intend to soak in a water fight.) It may be tempting to throw it out and buy a new one, but did you know it’s fairly simple to fix a leaky garden hose? It is! I have the solution for you in this tutorial on How to Fix a Leaky Hose!

Ready to save money and water? Great! Let’s get to it!


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The first step is to cut off the leaky end of the hose using your heavy duty snips. Be sure to cut perpendicular to the hose.

Remove the two screws from the hose repair coupling clamp using your screwdriver.

Insert the threaded coupling piece into the cut end of your hose.

Have patience, this can be the hardest step. Push it down against a hard surface until the coupling is completely inserted into the hose.

Next, take the two parts of the clamp and put one piece behind the hose, as pictured. Hold it in place while you add the second clamp piece. Line up the screws with the holes on the back piece.

Tighten the screws. It may be easier to set it on a hard surface, as shown here.

Now connect your sprayer to the end and give it a test try!

Hooray! No more leaky hoses. Now where are those crazy boys of mine? Time to start a water fight on this hot summer day. ;-D

This was a simple fix to a frustrating problem and it only cost a few dollars. Definitely worth it! I hope you liked this tutorial and it comes in handy should you need it. Do you have a leaky hose you need to fix? Or have you repaired a leaky hose with this method?

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12 replies
  1. Kate
    Kate says:

    Take a look at the inside of your hose. Some of mine have a hard rubber “wire” that runs the length of the hose (I assume to help keep it from kinking). I used pointed scissors to trim that back about an inch and that made inserting the coupler a little easier.

  2. sherribenson
    sherribenson says:

    OMG! We were having this issue. I walked into HD pulled up this post to make sure I got the right part (took the cut off part with me to make sue I got the right size). Followed directions and boom 👊 the part was on and working like a charm!

    Salute! Thank you!

  3. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Quick question, are there different dimension sizes on hoses and couplers? I had a HECK of a time getting a coupler into one end of the hose.
    Thanks Lisa

    • Stephen
      Stephen says:

      Here are a couple of ideas that may help getting the fitting in the hose. 1. Make sure the hose is warm 2.Before inserting the fitting in the hose… Shove a pair of pliers into the hose opening and spread the plier jaws open to spread the opening of the hose…Should make it easer!

      I like the repair fitting you chose Brittany….It looks like it would be easer on your hand than hose clamp style. And should last!

  4. Lily
    Lily says:

    Thank you! I love this stuff. I would also like to know how to change the wax ring when a toilet bowl is leaking. I probably will not do it myself but with a helping hand I think I could. Very doable. Also can we fix leaks on the garden hose that have sprung up somewhere in the middle of the hose. Can we patch, tape, or seal the hole? What can we use? Duct tape ok? Thanks again for this.

  5. Lily
    Lily says:

    Thank you. I love this stuff. I would like to know how change a leaking toilet bowl. I may not do it myself but I love to know about this stuff. I could probably do it with a helping hand.


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