By: Garden Gate staff
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Hose mender how-to
Don’t toss your damaged garden hose just yet! This easy fix will save you cash — decent hoses can run about $30, at least. If yours only has a few leaks, look for hose menders at your local hardware store.
Our favorite kind is a plastic coupling, like the one in the step-by-step photos ahead. They’re inexpensive (around $2 each), reusable and mend small and large leaks both.
Just follow the simple instructions ahead to repair your hose in minutes!
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Prepare the hose
Cut out the hole with scissors or a sharp knife, like we used here, leaving straight edges for the mender to fit easily fit onto.
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The coupling will fit better if you dunk both cut ends of the hose in hot water or hold them over a flame for a few seconds. This helps make the connection as snug as possible.
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Then just tighten the cover to secure the coupling.