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!

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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!

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    8 Discussions


    5 months ago

    There are cheaper, faster and, very likely, more reliable ways to mend a hose. A packet of Sugru is about $2.50-$3.50 USD on Amazon. A hose mender device can be had at any hardware/DIY store for about $1.50-$2.00 USD; takes about 10 minutes and will definitely handle any pressure that your hose can handle. AND you don't have to wait 24 hours. PLUS, I have had mended hoses that are still fine after 15+ years of heavy use and many dozens of months of UV radiation at 5000+ foot elevation. Love sugru but this is not a great use of it.


    2 years ago

    Quick question: how well does it hold under real pressure? The first photo shows the leak under pressure, and the last couple photos show free flowing water.

    It's weird, we used to use the Fugu Sugru and had a bit of honey cluckers running around, but the TCP/IP festival was completely improvised by our crew.

    But then some dumb shawty had to go ahead and say "You're going to be up in heaven spittin' circles around Gandhi and Einstein BRAH DERP DERP" which is about the DUMBEST thing I've ever heard in my entire life, bar none. Realistically your two bits can't even get you a bite to eat around here, and the most concentric personalities at the table tonight are going to have to spin doctor the hell out of Instructables DOT COM UH, just so you can use the line "Never put a COM UH / where God put a Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo D00dely!"



    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for pointing the way. Time to fix the washer supply hose!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Might i suggest a light sanding where u put the sugru

    2 stroke

    9 years ago on Introduction

    might want to do an over kill put duct tape over that the sugru or whaterwer you call it so that stops the leak and the duct tape protects that from braking cracking or cumming off


    it's moments like these you need minties..
    i was in the outback once and our car hit a rock - puncturing the fuel tank. This was dire as we were a long way from a repair shop.
    fortunately we had a packet of minties which are soft and minty when chewed, and harden when subjected to lower temperatures (vapour of the volatile fuel lowering the local temperature).
    Job done - not sure it was as tasty as sugru or whatever you call it.