How to Repair a Garden Hose

How to Repair a Garden Hose by Go Green Plumbing

Have you ever gone to water your newly planted spring flowers only to turn the hose on and see a leak?  Or maybe you’ve run over the brass nozzle on the end of the hose.  If it is a nice hose, you may want to consider repairing the hose rather than tossing it. Sure, garden hoses are not that expensive, but when you have one that you really like it can be hard to part with it.

Repairing your hose can be easy with the right tools and a little know how.  First, you will want to turn off the water and disconnect the hose from the spigot.  Next, look at where the hole is in the hose.  If it is close to the ends, you may want to just cut the hose at the leak and attach a new brass coupling, thereby shortening the length of the hose. If not, you can repair it at the point of the leak.  Look for a patch kit at the local hardware store.

If it is leaking near the brass coupling on the end, try replacing the rubber gasket that fits between the end of the hose and the spigot.  Most hoses come with a flat gasket, but replacing with a round O gasket can give you a better seal and stop the dripping near the spigot.   You can also find replacement brass hose barb kit if you need to replace the end pieces. Once the barb is in, slide the clamp up to the middle of the barb and tighten it with a screwdriver.

Have a plumbing issue and need some help?  Call the professionals at Go Green Plumbing at 336-252-2999 for service 7 days a week/24 hours a day.  If water runs through it – We Do It!


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