I ended up repairing my garden hose. I was actually just going to buy a new one and toss my leaky one. Then I saw that the equivalent hose to what I had was $39.00. Ummmm, no thank you! I know how to repair my garden hose and it is so worth it!
I paid $6.99 for the kit. You can get ‘stuff’ like a hose clamp and the fitting cheaper if you buy them separately, but this looked sturdier to me. And, I thought $6.99 was a good investment to save a $39.00 hose.
The little kit is the little thingy in the picture above on the left. All you need to install it is a screwdriver (Phillips for this kit). And something to cut the hose. I used regular garden pruning shears. Even a good pair of kitchen shears could do the job! You don’t need much to do a garden hose repair.
If your fitting is super leaky, go ahead and change it. It’s super easy! Ours was damaged when we couldn’t get the garden spray gun off and tried to do it with pliers. We didn’t get the sprayer off and the fitting started leaking like crazy.
So, cut the hose, straight across if you can. Mine wasn’t perfectly straight, and that’s OK.
Take the clamp off the hose fitting and slide the fitting into the hose. It will be very tight.
If you can’t push it in, just put the hose fitting on the ground and push it really hard.
Then, you want to attach the clamp. Place it as close to the end as you can BUT, you need to be able to close the clamp with the screws. In this case, it was about an inch down the hose.
Make sure you tighten the screws. Then, your hose fitting will definitely stay attached.
All done! And for $6.99, a $39.00 hose was saved. It took about a total of 5 minutes and was quite easy. A hose repair is easy! If it’s the other end that’s causing you problems, you just need to buy the fitting for that end and follow the same steps.
Do you have any simple outdoor repairs that you do and most people don’t anymore?