How to fix a hole in expandable water hose?

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I have one of those expandable water hose to water the garden. Unfortunately it got stuck on some rocks and got a hole! I put the electric tape around it, but it still leaks. Does anyone have suggestions for fixing it?

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  • Kar28903899 Kar28903899 on Aug 27, 2017
    You may have to cut the hose and put in a connector. Or cut it am make two separate hoses.
  • Gail Gail on Aug 27, 2017
    I had the same problem, and Cut the holes and used a connector as Karen said. Works perfect.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 27, 2017
    I don't think the expandable hoses are fixable. If you cut out the bad area and put in connectors and hose clamps, etc., you run the risk that the inner hose will balloon at those areas. It is also hard to stop the outer fabric to keep from fraying and that is what contains the hose from ballooning.
    • Pyta Pyta on May 25, 2019

      JUst make sure you clamp BOTH the cloth and the surgical hose, it will work just fine


  • C C on Aug 28, 2017
    I gave up on the expandable hoses and am now going to purchase the metal hose. Maybe it will last more than one season
  • Malini Malini on Aug 28, 2017
    Thank you so much, everyone, for your help!
  • Anna Anna on Dec 22, 2018

    Mine had a hole like that too. I jammed a heavy duty plastic straw into it hole so that the hose covered both ends of the straw. Then I wrapped it in the electrician tape and sew up the outer fabric. So far it's working.

  • Fran Fran on Nov 26, 2019

    Mine has leak midway. I thought I would try some of that “As Seen on TV” Stop Leak Spray. I can’t decide whether to try it while hose is expanded and leaking or whether to mark spot while expanded and allow it to retract and dry. Any wild guesses if either will work?