Garden hose repair – you’re probably going
to have to do it if you own a home. Hi, I’m Jeff Patterson with Home Repair
Tutor, and this past week, I went to use my garden hose for my pressure washer, and boom!
It was spraying everywhere. So I decided to fix it for less than $5, and I’ve actually
got a bonus repair tip for you in this video. So stay tuned. I think you’re going to like
all the tips that are coming down the pipe. Let’s get to it.
Here’s the leak in my hose. You can see it’s coming out of the center. I wanted
to try a few different methods and see which one would be the fastest fix. And the Go2
Repair Wrap by Loctite was a product I saw at the home store, and I wanted to give it
a shot. So it’s essentially a wrap, like a rubberized wrap that you wrap around the
leak, which I’m doing here. And I followed the directions on the package. And you wrap
it around really tight because it’s flexible. I turned the water back on, and the water
still was leaking. It wasn’t splashing everywhere, but it was leaking. So I re-wrapped it using
the Go2 Wrap. Same thing. Still leaking. The second method I wanted to try was FiberFix
because I’ve had good success using it on broken tools, like a broken hammer. But it
says you can use it on pipes, so I wanted to test it out. You need to soak the FiberFix
for 10-12 seconds, squeeze out all the water, then wrap it around the hose leak like I’m
doing here. Read the directions. They’ll show you what to do exactly. But essentially,
you’ll need 8-10 wraps over the leak. And then smooth out the adhesive in the FiberFix.
To make sure you have a good bond, you can wrap the vinyl wrap around it, too. And then
you want to let that sit for a good 15-20 minutes, which I did. And it looked good.
But when I went to turn on the water, here’s what happened. Small leak. The leak wasn’t
splashing everywhere, but it was still present. So FiberFix and the Go2 Wrap… eh, they’re
okay. The third method I decided to use was the
5/8” Hose Mender, and it’s the cheapest method. It literally costs about $1 to buy
at the home store. But you got to cut the hose in half. So I’m cutting out the FiberFix
mend that I put in. You slide two hose clamps on either side of the hose. And then you put
in the adaptor, like I’m doing here. So you slide the adaptor in one end and then
in the other. What you have to do next is tighten up those
hose clamps. Tighten them up as much as you can. And here’s what the end product looks
like. You’ve got two hose clamps holding it together. I turned on the water. And guess
what, no leak. What I’m trying to show you here is that the water’s running and still,
no leak. So, awesome. Okay, so here’s my bonus tip. Here’s the
end of my hose with the male adaptor. As you can see here, or try to see, it’s leaking
water. So what you can do is buy a male hose mender, like this one here, for literally
I think $2 – something like that. You’ll have to cut the hose like I’m doing here.
So you cut it with a hack saw and a miter box. Remove the hose portion that you cut.
You slip the male adaptor on, like so. And then you place the clamp over it. And the
clamp simply attaches with two screws that you’ll need to tighten pretty tight. You
want that clamp to have very little space in between it. So this is what it looks like
in the end. What I like about it, too, is the male adaptor gives you something to actually
twerk so that you can screw the hose into your hose sprayer. So it worked out awesome.
No leaks. This is a good tip. Way cool, right? So again, these garden hose
repairs aren’t hard at all. I hope that you learned some great tips in this video
that you can maybe pass onto a friend or a family member because, again, it’s way cheaper
to buy repair stuff for the hose than it is replacing the entire hose itself.
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Take care.