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Repairing a hose

I have a small hole in the hose pipe. I was thinking of repairing it with a bicycle puncture repair kit. Will that work or is there something better?


  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Mark, No is the short answer. Most supermarkets with a garden section have hose to hose connectors for a couple of pounds, cut the bad bit out and fit the connector job done.


  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    Franks right iv done it loads of times,and it does a good connection for a couple o quid nearly all the supermarkets have a garden section and sell them.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Well that sounds much less of a bodge than my normal method of duct tape!!

  • Hi All, thanks for the info. Connector it is. Are they a bit bulky going around the reel

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    A word of warning - is the hose pipe getting a bit hard and cracky?  They do deteriorate over time, especially if they are stored outside in the winter - the plastic degrades.  When you get one leak it is often the start of a spate of them, and for a tenner it can be cheaper to get a new hose than keep repairing it.

  • mine is because I had a kink in it, that's where the hole is. I'll try a repair as above. If no joy I'll get a new hose

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Kinks are the final straw when the plastic hardens.  You may be alright if you make a point of not getting a kink in it again, I'm too gung ho about the garden to avoid kinks!!

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Bust Bee?  In my dreams Verdun.  Nothing could be further from the truth. image

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