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What you need:
  • Hose repair kit
  • Permanent marker or tape
  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Hot water
The first step in repairing a garden hose is finding the hole. Attach a shut off valve to the end of the hose and turn on the water. Once you find the leak, turn off the water and remove the nozzle. Mark the hole with permanent marker or tape.
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Once you determine where the hose leaks, cut out the damaged section with utility scissors.
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Soak both cut ends of the hose in hot water for 30 seconds to soften the rubber.
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Place the collars from a hose repair kit over each cut end of the hose. Connect the two pieces by inserting the supplied rigid tube into both collared ends of the garden hose.
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Slide the collars over the rigid tube inserted into the hose. Tighten down the collars with a screwdriver and the hose is repaired. Use the same process when replacing a faulty connector. You can find hose repair kits at your local independent garden center or hardware store.