Sunday, July 20, 2014

How to repair a hose - Easy Project!

Hi

Life is hard for hoses at my house. They get ran over in the driveway, drug over rough ground and left out in the sun in the summer and the freezing cold in the winter. And while it seems like I am always buying a new hose or two a year, I also like to doctor up the ones that are busted. One easy thing to do is for those long hoses where they have split or are leaking, you can cut them up and for a few bucks in parts make new hoses of custom sizes.

You need to get replacement hose ends, and they are sold in male and female types. You need one set per hose. 

Female and Male repair set


Cut the hose to length that you want it to be


You end up with a section like this one

This is the male piece
Loosen the clamp and slide onto the hose before you put the piece in.
Do the same for the female part on the other end of the hose.
Female section being repaired

Tighten the screws on the clamps but be careful not to crack them!

 And you get a hose that is actually usuable for less than $5! Pretty cool huh?
Testing the connection to make sure it holds..
Try it next time instead of buying a new hose!

Julie