10 Jun DIY: How to Replace End Fittings on a Garden Hose
At the beginning of the summer my sprayer on my hose broke. The plastic that holds the handle onto it split in two and it has been very annoying to hold it together so I can water my flowers. Now most normal people would say to just get a new sprayer and I would but our hose baked in the west facing sun all last summer and somehow the sprayer welded to the hose. My husband tried for about an hour with pliers to get the two apart with not luck. The only option was to cut the hose and replace the end of the hose.
In addition to the one end needing to be replace, the other end of the hose that attaches to the hose reel is broken too. It sprays tons of water and we tried to replace the washer in it to find that is was still broken.
It’s been quite the hose drama. Now I could go out and buy a new hose, but honestly this hose is awesome and was pretty expensive brand new. Instead, we decided that we needed to replace just the end fittings.
Now when I first picked up the new end fittings for the hose, I looked at this and thought, “There is no way I can do this.”
To start, you will need to the following items:
male/female hose fittings for your hose size (standard is 5/8″)
(Don’t ask my why I have needle nose pliers in this picture.)
However, if you want to know how to attach it to your hose reel without leaks, continue on:
And you are done! No leaks from your hose!
I hoped this DIY helped some of you out there who might need to tackle this annoying little task, really it’s super easy and fast to do!