Your garden hose is leaking? Try to definite where it leaking from. Here are some solution for you and there is a different way to solve your problem depend on where your hose’s leaking position.
If It’s Leaking From The Faucet (Hose Bib)
1.Tighten the packing nut
If the cartridge(or stem) is connected to the pipe with a “packing nut, and it’s leaking itself. You might try to tighten the packing nut until it is stopped.
2.Replace with a new washer
If you can’t solve the problem with just tighten it, maybe the packing nut is loosened. Make sure you turn off the water and pull the cartridge out. Wrap about 8 inches of Teflon tape around the stem of the tap where the packing nut usually sits. Then push the stuffing nut back to place, and tighten it.
In another way, a wiped out most washer might cause the faucet leaking too. Therefore you need to open the spigot and let the water drain out. After that, you are available to take out the hose bib handle. Now it’s time for you the unscrew the washer and take away out. Replace with a new washer (e.g.Camco 20153 Garden Hose Washer, available on Amazon), and put the screw back in, and tighten it. Insert the hose bib back to the wall, and screw the handle in. Tighten the nut.
If The Garden Hose Is Leaking From The Hose Connector
1.Repair by changing the gasket
If your garden hose gasket was already flat, You might replace it with an o-ring for a better seal performance.
2. Replace a bent coupling with a new hose coupling.
If it keep leaking after you replace the hose gasket, maybe the coupling has been physically misshapen by some heavy equipment. A bowed coupling loses the watertight seal between the hose and a nozzle, spout, or sprinkler, causing a break.
Replacing it with a new coupling that suits your needs will solve your problem permanently. There are two types of couplings: female (e.g., Gilmour End Female Clamp Coupling, available on Amazon) connects to the spigot and male (e.g., Gilmour Metal Heavy Duty Zinc and Brass Male Clamp Coupling, available on Amazon) connects to a nozzle or sprinkler. Make sure that the coupling you choose is same with the diameter as your hose (e.g., 5/8-inch coupling for a 5/8-inch-diameter hose). Both the coupling type and diameter will be stated on the packaging.
If There Is A Hole In The Garden Hose
Tiny hole— it might be punctured by a nail or some sharp object. Normally we realize when our hose connected to the water and then we find that there is some water spray out from the hose. To solve this problem, we got two solutions for you.
1)Repair it by using Electrical tape
Something important that needs to mention! It is better to use electrical tape made from PVC backing and a rubber-based adhesive that insulation, elasticity, and weather resistance to plug these holes effectively.
Turn off the water, disconnect the hose, and wipe it dry with a rag. Mark the punctured section with a marker, then wrap electrical tape around the marked section, overlapping a few times to ensure good adherence. Take care not to wrap so tightly that the hose creases, as this might impede water flow. Reconnect the hose to the spigot or a spray nozzle and turn on the water to verify that you’ve solved the problem.
2）Install a hose repair kit
In this way, you need to cut out the damaged part of the hose to make it become several parts. Then install hose repair kit(e.g.Garden Hose Mender End Repair, available on Amazon), which contains clamps and a coupler. Slide the clamp onto one end of the hose. After that slide the coupler into that end, and slide the clamp down over the coupler. Tighten the screws on the clamp with a screwdriver. Repeat on the other end. This is more effective than trying to seal up the hole in a garden hose with epoxy or glue.
3) Change the entire hose
If it still doesn’t work or your hose is damage critically, then you are recommended to change your hose entirely(e.g.Gardguard 50ft Expandable Garden Hose, available on Amazon). You might need a kit which incorporates a hose barb and a clamp for you to snip off and replace the existing hose. After you stick the clamp on the hose, slip the hose barb into the top of the hose, using a little drop of dish detergent to lubricate it. Next, slide the clamp up to the centre of the barb and tighten it with a screwdriver.
Prevent your hose from future damage.
Here are two tips to stave off future damage to your garden hose :
- Keep your hose away from extreme heat or cold situation. Existing creases in a hose can progress into cracks with exposure to high heat or if cold water inside the hose freezes. A cool, dry environment like the garage is best for hose storage.
- Store your hose on a hose cart (e.g., Ironton Hose Reel Cart, available on Amazon) when it is not in use to keep it kink-free (to avoid eventually lead to tears). A hose cart will also make it easier to transport your hose.