Leaky garden hoses are an easy fix. Once you learn how to repair your own, you may just find yourself rescuing hoses from curb piles, like I do.
Ready to give it a try? Here’s how it’s done …
What You’ll Need:
What You Do:
Step 1: Turn the water on and pinpoint the location of the leak.
Step 2: Cut out the leaky section of the hose with a utility knife (Be sure to turn the water off first).
Step 3: Loosen the screws on the hose clamps, and slide one onto each end of the cut hose.
Step 4: Insert the coupler into each hose end. It’ll take a bit of twisting, turning and grunting to get it to go in.
Step 5: Slide the clamps down to the site of the repair, and tighten the screws.
Step 6: Turn the water on, and check for leaks.