How to repair a leaking garden hose
• How to repair a leaking garden hose
Most truckers use for watering plants on the site pumps and hoses. Unfortunately, any (even the most reliable and high quality) hose sooner or later may leak: be worn out, cracked, broken. In this situation, vacationers are divided into those who immediately hurries to the store for new and those who do not do anything until the system works somehow. In fact, the garden hose repair task is not difficult.
1. A bit of theory
In the summer time the hose is constantly used, it is under pressure and has a decent weight, it rests on different, including hard surfaces, in fact it is often people come. All this can be considered "aggressive environment", which sooner or later will cause damage to the product. In most cases, the hose breaks in one or more places, deformed near the nodes or gets damaged gasket in the adapter.
In order to fix the majority of the hose is enough to have on hand screwdriver with bits and knife. Before you get to work, you need to know the diameter of the hose of the accompanying document, or try on their own line. Garden hoses are of three types: 12 mm (1/2 inch), 16 mm (5/8 inch) and 19 mm (3/4 inch). It is important to know since (probably) will have to buy the appropriate parts.
So the hose break is eliminated very simply. A damaged piece of the product you just need to cut with a knife. After removal of the fragment with a flaw again connect hose into a unitary structure using "connector". It can be found in the profile store or market holiday goods.
They are of steel, plastic and aluminum. Before planting the connector into the hose, it is recommended to grease it with soap. You need to insert all the way. Do not forget to put the locking clamps. There should be two on each side.
An alternative method is to buy a special coupling. That will have a little less robust design, however, and its installation takes less time and effort.
If the cause of leakage is reduced to the hose connection fitting damage, then it should just be replaced by a new one. Before that, the old socket is cut directly from a piece of hose. Again, about a memorable design with two fixation clamps.