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Secret Squirrel

I have a small hole in the hose pipe. I was thinking of repairing it with a bicycle puncture repair kit. Will that work or is there something better?

Mark, No is the short answer. Most supermarkets with a garden section have hose to hose connectors for a couple of pounds, cut the bad bit out and fit the connector job done.

Frank.

Alan4711

Franks right iv done it loads of times,and it does a good connection for a couple o quid nearly all the supermarkets have a garden section and sell them.

Clarington

Well that sounds much less of a bodge than my normal method of duct tape!!

Secret Squirrel

Hi All, thanks for the info. Connector it is. Are they a bit bulky going around the reel

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Hmmmmm!  Yes, they might make it awkward on a tight reel. however, it's the only way to repair hoses satisfactorily. 

Busy Bee2

A word of warning - is the hose pipe getting a bit hard and cracky?  They do deteriorate over time, especially if they are stored outside in the winter - the plastic degrades.  When you get one leak it is often the start of a spate of them, and for a tenner it can be cheaper to get a new hose than keep repairing it.

Secret Squirrel

mine is because I had a kink in it, that's where the hole is. I'll try a repair as above. If no joy I'll get a new hose

Busy Bee2

Kinks are the final straw when the plastic hardens.  You may be alright if you make a point of not getting a kink in it again, I'm too gung ho about the garden to avoid kinks!!

Just bought a new hose.  30 year warranty.  No kink. My old hose drove me to despair.....kinking everywhere. ,

I agree with Bust Bee. ,I would get a new hose Mark.    They aren't expensive .  

Busy Bee2

Bust Bee?  In my dreams Verdun.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

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