5 Ways to Fix a Kink in a Hose

1. The best fix by far is to throw it out and get a new one. Then you can always fold back the outlet end and tie it closed, drill 1/16-inch holes along the length and use it for watering something. I wouldn't use any garden hose for veggies though because them Chinee rascals put lead in everything.
2. If the old hose is still usable, you can cut it at the kink and put a threaded insert on each end. Just be sure that the insert is the right size and not from the 99-cents store. Get a metal one. Or if you get plastic, buy 3-4 and take a radio with you so you can listen to the baseball game to keep you calm while you are breaking one after another or can't get one to stop leaking after working on it for 30 minutes.
3. They also make tube inserts that sometimes work. Or if you have some copper tubing around that fits snug inside the hose, you can connect with that with a couple of hose clamps.
4. And for the extry cheap feller not unlike myself... if the hose will stay open at the kink when it's straight, fasten something to the hose to act like a splint to keep that section from bending. Ideal is another length of hose that will bend slightly, or the hose could kink again near the ends of the splint.
5. After trying 2-4, go back to number 1.
Guv Bob
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What am I missing? Hose kinks, re-arrange it a little and un-kink it. Been doing that for over 50 years. Am I doing something wrong?
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I have never had this happen either. One kink shuts collapsed the wall and it retains the crease. I keep forgetting that the Chinese will put any kind of crap in a box and ship it.
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replying to Guv Bob , passerby wrote:

Well, not in PVC hoses. Not specifically lead anyhow. They (and everyone else who wanted the hose to remain flexible) would, however put phthalates in there as plastisizers. They do break down in the environment, so not much of an issue outdoors in the garden. In other words, it's not a good reason to throw away a (half-)good hose.
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1. The best fix by far is to throw it out and get a new one. Then you can always fold back the outlet end and tie it closed, drill 1/16-inch holes along the length and use it for watering something. I wouldn't use any garden hose for veggies though because them Chinee rascals put lead in everything.
2. If the old hose is still usable, you can cut it at the kink and put a threaded insert on each end. Just be sure that the insert is the right size and not from the 99-cents store. Get a metal one. Or if you get plastic, buy 3-4 and take a radio with you so you can listen to the baseball game to keep you calm while you are breaking one after another or can't get one to stop leaking after working on it for 30 minutes.
3. They also make tube inserts that sometimes work. Or if you have some copper tubing around that fits snug inside the hose, you can connect with that with a couple of hose clamps.
4. And for the extry cheap feller not unlike myself... if the hose will stay open at the kink when it's straight, fasten something to the hose to act like a splint to keep that section from bending. Ideal is another length of hose that will bend slightly, or the hose could kink again near the ends of the splint.
5. After trying 2-4, go back to number 1.
Guv Bob
------ A year later.....
Same hose. More kinks. Cut some little pieces off the end, cut down the side, wrapped them around a couple of new kinks, and fastened in place with hose mending tape. That tape really works great - it fuses to itself. Took 10 minutes. Total cost $1 for the tape at the dollar store. Used the same threaded adapater, except replaced the plastic parts with a 50-cent hose clamp. 4 inches shorter, but no leaks or kinks, ready for another year.
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