DIY Garden Hose Repair - a better than new quick fix

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By Ed

garden hose repair

If you're looking for how to repair a garden hose - you've come to the right place.  Some DIYs take a lot of work and some money - not this one! This garden hose repair is quick and cheap.

We'd been making do with our garden hose all last summer. It didn't work great and one end was getting distended and 'bursty-looking'. (We tried a free hose that the spring-melt flood left at our river property. There was a reason it was floating downstream - it also sucked.)

Then came the last straw. We came home from buying project materials and heard water spraying in the backyard - the bursty-looking distention had finally burst and was spraying water everywhere. (Side-note: This is also a good reason to always turn your hose tap off when you're done the watering, but that's a different conversation).

It looked like we were doomed to buying a whole new hose. And, worst of all, having to send a hose that was 95% fine to the landfill. We hate that kind of waste!

Then I found this super affordable Garden Hose repair kit. Given that even a cheap hose costs probably twice that (and that we've been having a love affair with Gardena products after using their crack weeding tool on our driveway) we gave it a try. It worked great! Here's the how-to...

How to Repair a Garden Hose

and make it even better! 

garden hose repair kit

Garden Hose Repair Supplies:

  • An old hose where the majority of it is in good shape (ie just broken near an end)
  • Gardena hose repair connector male or female hose repair kit (depending on what end is broken)
  • Plastic Hose cutting tool (optional, but inexpensive: really handy to have and does a great job)
  • Any garden hose spray nozzle

Steps to Repair a Garden Hose:

repairing a garden hose
  1. Cut the bad end of the hose with the cutting tool or a sharp knife (keep the cut as square as possible).
  2. Feed the screw band over the hose, insert the quick release repair end and then tighten the screw band up. I just hand tightened it and it worked fine, but if you notice leaks, try channel-lock pliers to give it a little extra.

easy garden hose repair
This kit also came with a Male Quick-release adaptor - thread it into the hose nozzle and test it out!

That's it!

It worked really, really well. It took less than 5 minutes to fix and it is better than before as the quick-release end allows the nozzle to swivel 360 degrees and reduces kinks and twists in the hose.
And less than 20 bucks!

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1 comment

  1. Sheesh! That looked way toooo easy, I may have to google Gardena! Thanks


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