Got a leak in your Pocket hose? Surfing around to learn about how to repair pocket hose? Well, you are in the right place, in this article, I will explain a couple of fairly easy ways to get your pocket hose fixed.
Pocket The flexible hose also known by the name hose is an expandable gardening hose. You will be able to fix your hose if you follow the steps below. I have researched and listed the 2 most common problems regarding pocket hoses and how to fix them.
Let’s get started,
Problem 1: Leaks at the pocket hose end or valve end
How to repair pocket hose end / nozzle leaks?
If your hose is leaking at the end of the hose aka the joint where the fitting connects the nozzle or sprayer to your hose, the inner tube might have been dismantled or disconnected from the sprayer.
- Unscrew the plastic or brass fitting where it connects to the sprayer.
- The outer hose and inner tube coverings of the sprayer/nozzle should be removed.
- Take 2 inches off the inner tube and outer covering.
- Pull the inner tube out of the covering & connect it back to the sprayer end properly.
- Attach the tube connector to the outer cover by pulling it out. (If there is a clip, make sure it connected properly to the notch)
- Your hose is now good to go!
Watch this Video on How to Repair Pocket Hose
In case your fitting is broken or damaged you can get a repair kit to replace it. Amazon has a lot of options.
Problem 2: Hole in the Hose Pocket hose is leaking from the middle
How to Fix Pocket hose leaks in the middle of the Expandable tube?
If your expandable / pocket hose is leaking in the middle it’s likely the inner flexible tube has a hole in it. Pocket hose is not like regular rubber hoses and cannot be repaired with waterproof tape. You will need to do a little bit to work to get it fixed.
Method 1: Using a Barbed Coupler
- Identify the hole and cut the hose into 2 from that place.
- Take the inner tube out of the sleeves at both ends.
- Locate the hole on the right side of the sleeves and remove it.
- Put 2 screws clams over both sleeves (don’t screw yet).
- Take a 1/2 inch barbed coupler, about 2.5″ long (Check on Amazon ) and push both cut ends of the tube onto the 2 ends of the coupler
- Slide the sleeve over the coupler as much as possible and tighten the clams on the coupler.
- All done, your hose is now fixed and ready to use!
Watch this Video on How to Fix Pocket hose leaks with Barbed Coupler
Method 2: Using E6000 Glue, Self-Adhesive tape & some Fishing line for sewing!
Yeah, sounds a bit crazy, but this pocket hose mending method works.
- For this repair you will need
- E6000 Glue
- Self-Adhesive tape
- A razor blade (or thin paper cutter blade)
- Some fishing line (braided is better) and a Needle
- First, cut the outer covering of the hose carefully (do not cut the inner tube) near the place where your hose is leaking.
- The hole can be found by taking the covering off.
- Use the E6000 glue to seal all around the area where the hole is. Smear it well and smoothen it out, leave it for 24hrs to dry.
- Once dried, apply a second layer to E6000 glue just to be sure. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
- Once dried, use the razor blade to slice out any uneven glue clumps. Be careful not to cut the tube.
- Wrap approximately 2 feet of Self-Adhesive Tape around the glue area.
- Finally, pull the outer covering together closing the glued area and then sew it the needle & fishing line.
- All done, your hose is good to go!
Watch this Video on How to Fix Pocket hose leaks with Glue & Tape!
This article should have helped you to fix your hose. But if you don’t want to put up with the repair process and looking to buy a brand new hose, make sure you check out our best expandable garden hose reviews. I recommend getting a hose with a lifetime warranty so you can get a replacement in the event of any problems.
1. What causes leaks in flexible hoses?
– Flexible hoses are prone to leaks caused by wear and tear, age, and improper installation or maintenance.
2. How can I detect a leak in a flexible hose?
– You can detect a leak in a flexible hose by looking for signs of water damage, such as dampness, mold, or discoloration. You can also use a water meter to check for leaks in the hose.
3. How can I fix a leak in a flexible hose?
– To fix a leak in a flexible hose, turn off the water supply and remove any debris or dirt from the hose. You can then try to patch the leak with duct tape or use a hose repair kit to replace the damaged section of the hose.
4. Should I replace a flexible hose if it leaks?
– It is generally recommended to replace a flexible hose if it leaks, especially if the hose is old or has multiple leaks. This will help to prevent further damage and ensure that your home or property stays safe and dry.
5. How can I prevent leaks in flexible hoses?
– To prevent leaks in flexible hoses, make sure to inspect them regularly for signs of wear and tear. You should also avoid over-tightening the hose fittings, as this can cause damage to the hose. Finally, make sure to turn off the water supply when you are not using the hose to prevent pressure buildup.