diameter of garden hose

The threaded thing on the end of my garden hose leakes, and I wanted to cut it off and buy something to clamp on to the end that wouldn't leak.
They seem only to sell devices for 5/8 and 3/4 inch hose, and I'm sure mine is smaller than that.
Do they not make my size anymore?
Any place I can get these connectors?
Meirman
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meirman wrote:

If this is one of those cheap plastic 1/2" hoses I'd just toss it and get a hose with some volume.
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In alt.home.lawn.garden on Sun, 12 Dec 2004 05:25:25 GMT GFRfan

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Thanks for replying but I've never noticed that it has inadequate volume. It's always been enough for all of my purposes, even when in series with two other hoses.
I don't believe in waste. Once I own something, I use it until it's not usable anymore.
If it had inadequate volume, I would assign it to tasks for which its volume was adequate.
If something requires fixing, I compare the cost of a repair with the cost of replacement or of no longer having something (all the costs, including the costs to society).
If I have no need for something that's usuable, I give it to Goodwill Industries. If it needs repair first, I usually repair it. (On rare occasions I donate it broken or I would be willing to fix it if I needed it, but the effort required to fix it is too great since I don't know how much any of Goodwill's customers will want it.) It amazes me how many people throw good stuff, even working stuff, in the trash rather than share it with people who need it. (I also sometimes sell things at yard sales, but I normally will only give away things to certain people. Many people will take anything if it is free, and then treat it badly, leave it out in the rain to rust, for example.
But If they paid even a dollar for it, they usually treat it better.
Another reason to keep this hose, if these are not enough, is that I need 2 or 3 hoses to reach my car, should I ever wish to wash my car at home. If I threw away the hose I wrote about and then one of my other two hoses starts splitting all over the place, and isn't worth repairing, I wouldn't have enough hose to reach my car.
I also need 3 hoses to reach to the back yard from the front faucet. Sometimes the rear faucet is still turned off from the winter, and sometimes I just don't want to bother connecting back there.
Also, I needed 3 or 4 hoses when I went away for more than a month just after planting a tree and a couple bushes. Using a timer and Y connectors and several hoses, I was able to water just what I had planted without wetting my neighbors or making a swamp out of the public path at the edge of my property.
The principle of not wasting is more important than the money, although the money would be a sufficient reason.
"Use it up, wear it out, fix it up, or do without."
"Lo tashlis."
This came out a lot longer than I intended. :) Oh well.
Meirman
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meirman wrote:

If the end gave out, chances are that the rest of the hose will split or give out soon. Just buy 1 hose and throw the old one away. With that attitude you will have 75' of fittings with very little actual hose. It has nothing to do with tree hugging conservation. It's just cheapness. You can buy a 75' section if industrial rubber garden hose for under $37.00 and with a lifetime warranty. It breaks, you take it back to the store and they give you a new one. No hunting for the right fitting, no fitting it together only to develop another leak in a week. jmho
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GFRfan wrote:

Also, check this: http://www.make-stuff.com/gardening/gardenhose.html
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GFRfan wrote:

Also, check this: http://www.make-stuff.com/gardening/gardenhose.html
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GFRfan wrote:

But if you insist, you could go to a plumbing shop and get those materials to patch the hose.
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GFRfan wrote:

But if you insist, you could go to a plumbing shop and get those materials to patch the hose.
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I've got 1/2" connectors but I've had them for so long I can't remember where I got them but I usually pick stuff like that up in drug stores at seasons end because they sell them at clearance prices. Of course Walmart & KMart always have those things in season - and then there is always chain hardware stores. I have also gotten some that are tapered so that one-size-fits-all.
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BTW - I use old hose to pump water from a brook, siphon from a small reservoir and irrigate garden areas so I have collected over 20 hoses that people have thrown out and patch them up. Short pieces are used to tie up branches of fruit trees.

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On 12/12/2004 8:57 AM US(ET), Srgnt Billko took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

cover of my inground pool (as long as it hasn't turned to ice). My yard is sloped slightly and about 15 feet away from the pool, the ground slopes away to where it is lower than the top of my pool. I put a small (2 pound) rock in a leaf bag type basket attached to a pole, and place one end of the hose in the bag before putting it all in the pool. The bag keeps leaves from blocking off the siphon action and the rock causes a slight depression in the cover so that the water runs towards the basket and hose end. I drag out the other end of the hose to it's full length and then lift up the hose end to where it is even or above the pool height (for me, about chest height) and then pour water in the hose, using a large plastic garden watering can ,with the sprinkler head removed, until the bubbles quit coming out the pool end of the hose, and then just drop my hose end on the ground. Works like a charm.

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In alt.home.lawn.garden on Sun, 12 Dec 2004 13:41:28 GMT "Srgnt

I don't have to know where. It's enough that you say they are available.
Thanks to everyone who said they were.

I bought a couple at Frank's, a multi-state nursery and crafts chain that is going out of business, and since I got the smaller size of two, I was surprised it was still too big. But I have bigger hoses too and will probably use them eventually.
I LEARNED THAT ONE CAN GET RID OF A LOT OF LEAKS, by tightening the connections with a pair of pliers. A water-pump pliers works very well, and I got rid of 5 of the 6 leaks in the three hoses connected in series.
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meirman wrote:

Buy the 5/8 fitting and try it, or have the store order a smaller fitting. Most Mom & Pop and chain hardware stores will order what they don't stock.
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