My weather-beaten garden hose no longer rolls into a nice 15” spool like it did when I bought it many years ago. It was 25’, but I cut off a piece, because a bend occurred in it; which turned into a crack and of course, then it started to squirt water all over the place. The 16’ of it that is left, I will like to preserve, as I am not ready to part with it yet.
I know there several kinds couplers available at the local hardware store to splice into the hose where the cracks or bends are to prevent leakage, but I did not want to go that route. What I came up with was a no cost way to eliminate the bend without cutting the hose.
1 string (old shoe lace)
2 sticks (branches)
- Straighten hose and place sticks on each side where bend or crack is.
- Wrap string around sticks and hose tightly and tie off ends of string.
This no cost fix will prolong the usage of my weather beaten garden hose, until I decide to replace it with a retractable one.