I am trying to connect the water supply to my evaporative cooler via a
garden hose, then a 1/4" copper line to the cooler. If I run copper all
the way it plugs up in my hard water after a year or so. But connection
between the hose and copper has me stumped.
I wrapped the copper line with duct tape until it would just fit inside
the garden hose. Then I used two hose clamps to hold it. A few hours
later evidently the water pressure in the hose, though only on slightly,
had pushed out the tape-wrapped tubing. I next tried winding some wire
around the tubing and hose and wrapping it with waterproof tape. I don't
expect it to work.
I need a way to go from 1/4" copper tubing to male garden hose. I asked
about it in Lowes this mrning when I bought the hose. They didn't know of
So this seems like this project will be a failure unless I can come up
with something. That water pressure is relentless. I will either need to
use waterproof cement or come up with a series of connectors. I thought
about silicon caulk squeezed in at the hose end around the copper
(retaining the wrapped duct tape and hose clamps) but I don't think it
will work either.
Any suggestions please?
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