Quick Fixes to Repair a Damaged Hose

Just because a hose is torn, crushed or leaking, doesn’t mean it needs to be entirely replaced. It’s possible that the problem spot can instead be easily fixed at a fraction of the cost. The following Gilmour accessories can help bring a damaged hose back to life in a few simple, do-it-yourself steps.  

  1. O-ring Seals
    If there is a leak coming from the connection between the hose and nozzle, it may be a sign that a new seal is needed. Seals line the inside of the end of the hose (the coupling) and are designed to provide a tight and leak-resistant connection. Over time, seals can dry and crack, causing water to leak. Simply grabbing pliers, removing the old seal, and inserting a new O-ring can restore an airtight connection, stopping the leak.

  2. Compression Mender
    Repairing a tear in the middle of a hose can be equally simple. It’s as easy as cutting out the damaged section, slipping the freshly-cut ends of the hose into either side of the compression mender, and twisting into place – no tools required. This small fix can make what was once a leaky hose good-as-new.

  3. Compression Couplings
    If the end of the hose is crushed or damaged, consider replacing the coupling. Cutting off the old coupling, sliding a new one onto the end of the hose, and tightening the connection can do the trick. This fix only takes minutes and spares the cost of buying a replacement hose; no tools are required.

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Since its establishment in 1649, Fiskars Group has grown to be a leading functional and living products company with a strong brand portfolio, including Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Wedgewood and Waterford. Gilmour, an integral segment of the Fiskars Group, has a longstanding heritage of providing a total watering solution with a complete portfolio of products, including hoses, nozzles, sprinklers and accessories. Designed for quality, efficiency and control, Gilmour tools empower passionate doers to achieve the outdoor spaces they envision. Gilmour is headquartered in Wisconsin. Please visit www.gilmour.com.