How to Fix a Ruptured, Punctured or Leaking Garden Hose
We previously published a video tutorial about how to repair a garden hose at either end. If that tutorial is more relevant and you’d like to view it, click here.
In this video, we show you how to repair a garden hose if the hole or leak is in the middle portion of the hose. Watch the video below, and then keep scrolling for more information and where to buy the parts that we mention.
Check what size garden hose you have
Be sure you buy the right SIZE – most garden hoses are 5/8 inch or 3/4 inch, but some are 1/2 inch. Choose the right kind of hose repair kit for the size of hose that you have. Some heavy-duty hoses are a bit thicker so the plastic type of repair kit might not work.
- Something to cut the hose
- scissors (if the hose is thinner or lighter)
- bypass pruners
- box cutter
- Hose repair kit
- plastic: Gilmour Polymer Hose Mender 01HM (Pack of 1)
- metal (our recommendation): Orbit Brass Water Hose Repair Fix – Garden Hoses Mender w/ Clamp
- Electric tape (we used this one from 3m)
Have you ever tried repairing a garden hose, or have you just gone out and bought a new one each time it sprung a leak? Let us know in the comments below!
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