Introduction: Hose Revival

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I have an old hose. It is mostly in great condition, one end is twisting and obstructing the flow of water. Some of my other hoses have plastic sheaths to protect them, so I figured I would make my own.

Step 1: Tools/Materials

Tools:

  • Crescent Wrench
  • Heat gun
  • File
  • Saw

Materials:

  • PVC pipe
  • A hose
  • Teflon Tape

Step 2: Cut to Length

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Cut you PVC pipe to length. I cut mine a few inches longer than the part that was bending. After you cut the pipe to length, cut a groove down the middle. The groove will allow the pipe to separate enough to slip over the hose.

Step 3: End

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This is not the end of the instructable. "End" refers to the end of the pipe. Cut a "V" with the bottom of the "V" on the line down the middle of the pipe. Use a file to smooth out the "V" into more of a "U". The purpose of the "U" is to reduce stress on one point of the hose.

Step 4: Sand

Sand the PVC pipe to remove any barcodes or words that may be printed on. This step is optional, as it doesn't make it work any better. It only makes it look better. I used 220 grit sandpaper.

Step 5: Heat and Wrap

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Using a heat gun, heat up the plastic until it is malleable. You should be able to bend it with your fingers. Once it is at this stage you are going to have to move fast.

  • Turn off the heat gun
  • Set it down in a position that will keep the hot tip off anything flammable
  • Get some thick gloves or paper towel or a rag
  • Use the above to pry open the PVC pipe, and force it onto the hose.
  • Hold the pipe closed while it cools

After it cools, you can slide it up into its' final resting position.

Step 6: Attach the Hose

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When you attach the hose it is important to use Teflon tape. If you don't, it is likely your hose will leak. As well as using Teflon tape, tighten the hose with a crescent wrench to get that extra tightness.

Step 7: The End

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You have just transformed your kinky hose into a kinkless hose; prolonging the life of your hose by years at least.

If you have any ideas of how to improve this project, or things you would have done differently, comment them below.

Comments

russ_hensel (author)2017-07-01

Ideally the shield should be somewhat flexible. Pipe is a bit stiff. Try to find a much larger hose. Sometimes thinner grades of well pipe are good. Sometimes the shield will be a spring, this is pretty common in stuff at the store. See: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hose-Salvage-and-...

and https://www.instructables.com/id/Put-a-Handle-on-Y...

dchall8 (author)2017-06-30

gm280 has the start for stopping leaks. Brass is a funny metal, and all hoses and faucets come with brass parts. When you get a leak in a brass fitting, the water will erode the brass where it is leaking. I wasn't trying to demonstrate that concept, but I ended up eroding an expensive, solid brass, Sears Craftsman female fitting just 30 minutes after using it for the first time. I didn't even need a magnifying glass to see it. I could see it and feel it with my fingernail. So if you are going to use brass, use the hose washer and tighten it. Also make sure the male sides of the fitting are PERFECTLY flat across. This starts with the hose bib and goes to the ends of the hoses. In order to ensure they are flat you can use a file to flatten or do what I do. I cut off the ends and replace them with plastic fittings. Plastic fittings are always flat, and plastic does not erode if it isn't tight enough. I also use #15 O-rings instead of flat washers for all my female ends.

gm280 (author)2017-06-30

If your hose is leaking, it isn't because of not using Teflon tape. You should have a washer in the end of the hose fitting to stop any leaks. So if you have a leak, go to the hardware story, and for about 10 cents you can buy a washer to stop those leaks. And simple hand tightening will stop the leaks then. No need for a wrench.

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