'Frank Thompson[_2_ Wrote:
> ;3097862']Is there a tool for helping to join (i.e repair) 2 sections of
> garden hoses. Getting one side of plastic connector into one section is
> relatively easy but getting the other side into other piece far enough
> is not.
Garden hose typically comes in both 1/2 and 5/8 inch ID sizes. You may
be trying to push a 1/2 inch hose onto a 5/8 inch connector.
What I always do whenever pushing fittings into plastic hose is boil a
pot of water. Leave the end of the hose in the hot water for 20 to 30
seconds or so, and it'll be soft enough to push over your fitting
easily. I've done this with 1 inch plastic water hose, and it works
like a charm.
Make sure you have any clamps you intend to use on the joint on the hose
before soaking the end of the hose in hot water.