Intro: How to Repair a Leaky Hose With Sugru
Have you got a leaky hose? Do you have any Sugru? If you answered yes to both questions, then I'll teach you how to repair your leaky hose with a pack of Sugru!
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
- One 5g sachet of Sugru
- A pair of scissors
- Cloth (or T-shirt)
- 24 hours without any rain.
- A leaky hose.
Step 2: Clean and Dry the Hose
Take a cloth, or your t-shirt, and dry the area around the leak. This will help to create a stronger bond between the Sugru and the hose itself.
Step 3: Open Up Your Sugru
Take a pair of scissors and cut around the dotted line on the Sugru satchet.
As you can see when you open it up, the Sugru isn't in one convenient clump. If there are "klingons," then just dab the giant clump on the smaller pieces to get it all out of the sachet.
Step 4: Roll It Into a Snake
Take the Sugru into your hands, and roll it into a snake. Try to make this as even as possible.
Step 5: Application
Take your Sugru snake and wrap it around the leak on your house. Try to have the ends of the snake overlap, to create a strong bond.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
To make sure that water doesn't seep in between the Sugru and the hose, flatten the edges of the snake down. Similar to what you would do with a pie crust. This will help to keep any water from seeping in to the bond, and create a stronger seal.
Step 7: Wait 24 Hours
Wait 24 hours before turning the hose on again, and test it to see if it held. Sure enough, the Sugru worked perfectly, sealing the leak and making my hose as good as new!
The Sugru on our hose dried and sealed perfectly, and the hose is a good as new!