Fixing a Punctured Garden Hose in 3 Minutes!

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Introduction: Fixing a Punctured Garden Hose in 3 Minutes!

About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who tracked down the cause of my lost publications and fixed the issue. Take a bow Sam!

One of my garden hoses sprang a leak. On closer inspection it looks like a hole was punctured into its wall. I suspected one of my doggies was the culprit here.

Read on for how I did a quick fix to this leak.

Step 1: The Tools and Materials.

The stuff I used to fix this leak are as follows;

A scissors.
A flat blade screwdriver.
A hose clamp.
A roll of self adhering rubber tape (I used electrical grade tape but there is also rescue tape).

Step 2: Applying the Rubber Tape.

I cut a length of the rubber tape and applied it firmly to the leak spot. I made sure to keep the rubber surface free of dirt for proper sealing onto itself.

Step 3: Clamping It Down.

I put a hose clamp to keep pressure applied at all times.

Step 4: Completion.

Now with my water pump on, there is no leak. All this done in 3 minutes or less!

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    MikB

    2 years ago

    If that's self-amalgamating tape, I think you are supposed to stretch it (lengthwise) before/during application to "activate it", that way you probably won't need the jubilee clip. When you stretch it, it gets narrower, and you wind it under tension. Obviously you have to take the backing layer off (as it doesn't stretch!)

    It's not like ordinary sticky tapes where you just lay it on. It's good stuff though, in a while you won't be able to get it off without hacking it off :)