The garden hose is one of the most useful and also the most neglected of the common garden tools we use. Leaking of the garden hose is a very common problem, but it is quite easy to fix it.
For this, you need to first find out the part of the hose which leaks. Attach the hose to the spray nozzle and then turn the water on. When the pressure builds up at the nozzle, you can see the location of the leakage easily. Mark this point using a permanent marker and decide whether center repair or end repair is suitable based on the point of the leakage. Then using appropriate scissors or knife cut the damaged part of the hose.
The next step is to purchase a hose repair kit based on the kind of repair. If you purchase the center leak repair kit, you would find 2 clamps along with a hose piece that is slightly narrow. Ensure that the material (rubber or vinyl) of your garden hose matches with the one that is in your kit. While buying the end repair hose kit, you need to check out the nature of fitting (male or female) to match your garden hose. The repair kits would be generally available in a garden store.
Now prepare soap solution and mix it in a bucket of hot water and soak your hose in it. Keep it immersed for about 5 minutes until it becomes warm and softens. Tighten the clamps which come in the repair kit to patch the leaking area.
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