Technique: How to Repair a Hose

My hose has a crack in it and leaks. Can I salvage it?

June 10, 2011

Hose Repair: Step One

Turn on your hose and mark the leaky area with an indelible marker.


Hose Repair: Step Two

Using a box cutter or sharp blade, cut out the damaged section of hose. Purchase a hose repair kit that contains a repair fitting and clamps. Make sure the repair fitting fits the diameter of your hose.

Hose Repair: Step Three

Slip a clamp onto each section of hose. Then insert the hose repair fitting into one section of the hose. Slide the second hose section onto the other side of the fitting and snuggle the two sections back together as tightly as possible.

Hose Repair: Step Four

Screw the clamp down firmly on each side of the repair fitting.

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