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Resolving a constantly leaking hose to garden tap.

BMLBML Posts: 146
Whatever I tighten the connecting between tap and hose leaks.  Does anyone know of a way to stop it?


  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    We had this with a plastic connection and bought a new brass set. Not much help with correcting the one you've got, maybe someone else will be able to help.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,111
    You  need some plumber's tape on the threads. Readily available from DIY stores.

    The brass ones are more durable, but they leak without it too, in my experience. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • BMLBML Posts: 146
    Plumbers tape has not worked because the water forces its way out where the connection is made.  I know such a connector does exist but have forgotten its name.
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057

    Do you mean this connector. 

    Wickes Universal Garden Hose Pipe Tap - Connector. 

    Sorry picture won't load and now it's gone to large bark print, Sorry not shouting.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,111
    NannaBoo said: Sorry not shouting.

    Have you got a photo of the set up you have, BML? That might help with advice  :)
    Most of the new hose fittings are also available in two sizes. Is there a chance you have the wrong size?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,590
    I have tried all sorts of connectors and hoses, with and without plumber’s tape, but the only ones I find don’t leak and can take the high pressure of my garden tap are Gardena. 
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  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    Have you tried adding in a rubber washer?
  • BMLBML Posts: 146
    I know that there are such devices as leak free connectors but I've lost the web page.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    I put a bucket underneath it , and hang a washcloth over the tap to stop the fine spray wetting the wall.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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