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All you have to do is cut the bad part out, insert the right size hose connector and tighten. I usually put a little vegetable oil around the insert to make it slide in easier. I also keep a plastic shoe box full of all size connectors, male and female ends for the end of the hoses, plumber's tape to snug up threads, rubber O rings, Y connectors with shut offs, if you want to run more than one hose. They also carry connectors so you can attach additional hoses to make them longer.
Buy Water timers when they are on sale. Some have batteries so they automatically go on and off when you want. With the other type, you just turn timer as to how long you want to water and they go off automatically. The battery ones are great, especially when you go on vacations as the ground still get watered.
Create a temporary seal for a water hose or small air hose leak, with the labels from some of the plastic drink bottles. The label will come off, if you crush the bottle into itself. Then slip the label sleeve over the leaking water hose, or air hose and apply heat using a hair dryer. It will shrink to the shape of the hose giving it a temporary fix, if you cannot repair it right away.
Source: This came from a Japanese Show called "The Ito Family Dining Table" I have personally tried it, and it has worked. The problem is finding labels that aren't stuck on with super glue.
By Tim from Science Hill, KY
Do you have a drip hose that sprays rather than drips? Rather than get rid of the hose, you can re-direct the water back down into the ground where it belongs. Simply take an empty soda or water bottle (clear plastic) and carefully cut off the neck and the bottom. Slit it down one side so it looks like a "C", and push the two cut sides down into the soil over the hole in your drip hose. You can use mulch to hide it and help hold it down.
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My hose leaks were it attaches to the sprayer. I have tried new washers and different hoses. I have 2 different sprayers and they both leak. Do hose washers come in different sizes? Could I wrap the male part with plumbers Teflon tape? I appreciate all answers Thank you.
I did use the plumbers tape and it worked great! No leak.