No Cost Fix Garden Hose with a Crack or Bend

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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.

Items needed:

1 string (old shoe lace)

2 sticks (branches)

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  1. Straighten hose and place sticks on each side where bend or crack is.
  2. Wrap string around sticks and hose tightly and tie off ends of string.

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This no cost fix will prolong the usage of my weather beaten garden hose, until I decide to replace it with a retractable one.

 

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