Sears going out of biz?? ya right. You been on national enquirer dot com
me too, after attempting all sorts of repairs i just replace the
craftsman garden hoses did have a lifetime leak warranty but i dont
know if the warranty still exists and sears is in danger of going out
After many times replacing hoses with the expensive "lifetime", 'no
kink" etc. I got tired of getting kinks in them. Now it is the
cheapest ones I can find and I haven't had to replace one of theose in
pushing 20 years now. The yellow ones that collapse when not
pressurized work best for me.
Most lightly, a patch without clamps or glue or mighty putty will not work
in the long term.
You could try a small screw to plug the hole, that sometimes will stop the
This type of fix, where you need to cut the hose, is the best bet:
just cut it at the hole and put a male on one and a female on the other.
Now it's like two hoses. If it's spraying on your pants , then the hole
must be fairly close to the end. you could just cut it off and throw away
the short piece. Put a new male on the end and you are done.
If you have a GOOD hardware store within reach, they should be able to
install new ends on the hose without trouble. They should have REAL
equipment to do this, inserts, outter parts and a press to install. I
have had it done often with my hoses, it's not very expensive and if
you want to save the hose...have it repaired.
On Wed, 14 May 2008 22:53:53 -0500, "S. Barker"
On May 14, 1:38 pm, email@example.com wrote:
As others have mentioned, if the leak is near the end of the hose,
it's probably best to just cut the hose at the leak and install a new
end -- any hardware store will have the hardware for that. If the
leak is in the middle somewhere, if it were me I would try something
quick & stupid first -- say, wrapping duct tape on it. Costs
practically nothing and if it fails, so what? Even if it doesn't
prove waterproof, if it goes from spraying to dripping, perhaps that
is good enough. -- H
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