Below we are going to show you exactly how to repair a soaker hose through detailed steps and a video tutorial. Soaker hoses as you know are perfect for gardening. They give your flowers and crops just the right amount of water all season long.
Some of you may have gone through a couple soaker hoses already and you could have probably prevented that problem. Soaker hoses damage easily because they are always left out for you to step on, they sometimes take a beating from garden tools, and the sunlight does enough damage as it is.
There are ways to fix your soaker hose depending on the issue without having to spend money on a new one. Enough talk, let’s get to it.
How To Repair Your Soaker Hose
Soaker hoses suffer from puncturing from time to time but no need to worry, fixing a hole in your soaker hose is actually extremely simple. Follow these exact steps which will show you what you need to do and watch the video below for visual instructions.
Step 1 – Disconnect Your Hose
You want to disconnect your soaker hose from the faucet or whatever sort of water supply you have the hose connected to. Then put the hose end over your shoulder and walk the length of the hose to get all the excess water out.
Step 2 – Gather Your Tools
Now, it’s time to repair. You will need:
- Soaker Hose Repair Kit
A soaker hose repair kit goes for a maximum of $2 at the local hardware store. So, you can either spend a good amount of money on a brand new hose or fix it for 2 dollars.
It is important that you know the correct interior diameter of your soaker hose so that you can get the right sized hose mender. Your hose will either be a 5/8″ or 1/2″ most likely. The local hardware store can also help you with the measurement.
Step 3 – Locate The Hole & Cut
Next you are going to cut the water hose on both sides of the hole so that you can get rid of the hole completely. It is important that you try to cut as straight as possible for a better repair fitting.
Step 4 – Attach The Repair Kit
Now it is time to use your soaker hose repair kit. It might sound a little complicated at first but after you watch the video, you will know exactly what we’re talking about.
First, loosen the screws on your repair kit and slide both collar ends onto different sides of the hose. Then, insert the middle tube into the hose where you have made your cut. Slide the hose together and then pull the collars towards each other. Give it a tight pull to ensure that everything is fastened.
Step 5 – Test It Out
Now connect your soaker hose to the faucet and give it a go. If the water pressure runs smoothly and there are no leaks coming from the repair kit then your hose is as good as new.
It is also important that you lay your soaker hose the right way so that you can refrain from any further damage and also have it perform sufficiently.
Here is a video tutorial that will show you exactly how to fix a soaker hose using the above steps. We strongly recommend watching this video before you begin to repair.
There you go! You should now know how to repair a soaker hose. Also, unclogging your soaker hose frequently will improve the condition of it which will give you more longevity. If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below.