How 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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