Do you have a garden hose that has broken or damaged ends? Although your first impulse may be to buy a new hose, you don’t need to. Repairing the end of a garden hose is a very simple task that usually takes only a few minutes to complete.
STEP #1: Buy new connectors
You can buy new connector ends at any hardware store or online. Since connectors are universal, they’ll fit any garden hose in your garden.
STEP #2: Drain hose then cut away damaged connector
Hold the end of the garden above your head. Move down the hose lifting it up to drain all of the water out. Then, using either a sharp knife or a razor blade cut the hose a half-inch below the damaged connector end.
STEP #3: Attach connector
Take the new connector and slide it one to two inches past the end of hose. If necessary, loosen the connector clamp to fit it onto the garden hose. Then tighten the connector to the hose with a screwdriver.
STEP #4: Check connector placement and insert washer
Pull the connector. If it moves, tighten the clamp again. Afterwards, insert the washer – which should lie flat against the hose – down into the connector.
STEP #5 Check hose/connector for leaks
Connect the garden hose to the water faucet and turn on the water. Check for leaks in the garden hose or at the connector. If the connector is leaking tighten the clamp again.
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