When my garden hose busted, I cringed at the cost of a new hose, so I repaired it instead, and in this video, I show you a little trick to make the repair easier.
Maintaining a functional garden hose is essential for any gardening enthusiast, but wear and tear can often lead to leaks or holes.
Instead of replacing the entire hose, you can easily repair it using a brass garden hose repair kit. I gave it a shot and was successful! In this blog post, I’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on repairing a garden hose using brass repair ends.
So, let’s dive in and learn how to restore your garden hose to its former glory!
Instructions for Repairing a Garden Hose End with a Brass Repair Kit
Repairing a garden hose using a brass garden hose repair end is a relatively straightforward process. Here are some steps and tips to guide you through:
Materials you will need:
- Brass garden hose repair end.
- Garden hose cutter or sharp knife.
- Hose clamp.
1. Find the damage: Locate the area of the hose that’s damaged. This is typically where there’s a leak or a hole.
2. Cut the hose: Using your garden hose cutter or a sharp knife, cut off the damaged section of the hose. I used my Cutco Shears. Make sure to make a clean, straight cut to ensure a tight fit with the repair end.
3. Put on the hose clamp with the screw facing toward you.
4. Insert the repair end. I dip the hose in hot water first to make it more pliable, then insert the cut end of the hose into the brass repair end. Push it as far as it goes to ensure a tight fit.
5. Secure the repair end: Use your screwdriver to tighten the hose clamp until the hose is held firmly in place.
- Ensure the repair end matches the hose diameter: Garden hoses typically come in three sizes: 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, and 3/4 inch.
- Make sure your repair end matches the size of your hose for a tight fit.
- Consider the type of repair end: There are two types of repair ends: male and female. Male ends have threads on the outside and are typically used to connect to the faucet or a hose accessory, while female ends have threads on the inside and are used to connect to another hose or a male end accessory.
- Choose the one that suits your needs. Once you’ve secured the repair end, test the hose by running water through it.
- Check for leaks around the repair. If it’s leaking, try tightening the hose clamp.
- Always take care when using sharp tools and follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the repair kit.
I purchased my brass ends at the local Ace Hardware, but an Orbit brand is available on Amazon if you can’t find them nearby. *
- Female Repair Hose End – the part that screws to the hose.
- Male Repair Hose End – the part where the water comes out of the hose.
- Rather buy a new hose? The Flexilla was on sale when I made this video.
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