So you?ve just planted a beautiful garden right in the backyard and you’re ready to nourish those nice plants, vegetables, and fruits with some much needed water, but one major problem is stopping you. You have a broken hose. What a bummer. On the contrary this may be a good time to show off your repairman skills.
Before you get frustrated and throw away the punctured hose, here are the steps to repairing and fixing the hose and have it working as though it was never punctured. These step by step instructions will make sure that you never have to waste a perfectly good hose due to a minor gash or puncture.
Here?s what you need to get started and repair your garden hose:
- Sharpie or marker
- A stainless steel clamp
Step 1Use a marker or sharpie to mark the areas that you will be cutting on the hose. Make sure the length is enough that you cut away the area where there is a gash or puncture. Precision in this step is key. You want a clean cut to be able to apply the stainless steel clamp and attach the two sides.
Step 2Use a utility knife, box cutter, or any sharp stainless steel object to cut the hose right on the sharpie draw lines. Like mentioned before be precise. If the cut is too rough it might cause some difficulties when you try to attach the stainless steel hose clamp. Keep this in mind when you cutting the hose and make sure that while cutting out the damaged part it is done in the safest way possible. The best way to do this is to lay the hose down on the ground, apply pressure while holding it, then cutting out the punctured area while following the lines you drew in the previous step. The cuts cannot be slanted and must be real smooth.
Step 3Insert the adjustable hose clamp into each end of the hose. Depending on the thickness of the thin the hose is you may need to adjust the stainless steel clamp appropriately or purchase one that fits in much better. There of course different types of hose clamps depending on your needs. Extra large hose clamps, heavy duty hose clamps, large stainless steel hose clamps are usually reserved for much bigger or thicker hoses. Find the one that the best fit and use it.
Step 4Use your screwdriver to screw on the stainless steel clamp as firm as possible to avoid any leakage when the hose is put to use. The next and final step is to put the newly fixed hose to use and water your garden accordingly. If necessary make any adjustments to the tightness of the clamp.