A Quick Way to Repair Pin-Holes in Garden Hoses

| 4/30/2018 10:50:00 AM

Tags: Pam Dawling, Virginia, garden hose repair, watering tools,

Sometimes a garden hose will spring a pin-hole. Every leak reduces the amount of water reaching our plants, or increases the time we have to spend watering to give the plants enough. In hot dry weather, time spent watering is at a premium! Leaky hoses can waste a lot of water in one growing season! We need ways to get leaky hoses back in action quickly. Here's a way to quickly repair hose pin-holes, using parts you likely already have in your shed.


A repaired hose ready to get back into action. Photo by Pam Dawling

If you are dealing with larger holes, or lengthwise cracks, cut out the damaged portion and see my August 2017 post Step by Step Garden Hose Repairs. If it's a very small hole, you likely have been questioning whether it's worth the time to cut the hose and fit a repair coupling. Here's an alternative (with no cutting) that's very quick to do.

My collection of old hose repair clamps, ready for a new life. Photo by Pam Dawling

5/15/2018 12:32:02 AM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG for building my own projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

mother earth news fair 2018 schedule


Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!