Use Sugru To Fix A Leaky Hose

It is frustrating to find a leak in a hose, and using a leaky hose will waste a lot of water. But don't panic! You can use a sachet of Sugru to repair just about any type of hose leak.

Instructables user Brennn10 offers the following instructions for fixing leaks: Make sure there is no water in the interior of the hose and use a cloth or your t-shirt to make sure the area around the leak is both dry and clean. Next, remove your Sugru and roll it in your hands for a minute or so and form it into the shape of a snake. Wrap the snake horizontally around the leak -- ideally the ends should overlap to ensure a strong bond. Now you just flatten down the Sugru and wait 24 hours for it to cure.

After 24 hours turn on the hose and check to make sure the Sugru patch fixed the leak. For other ways Sugru can make your life better, check out all our posts about Sugru.

How to Repair a Leaky Hose with Sugru [Instructables]


Comments

    Or you can use the $2 waterproof isolator tape that plumbers use to fix pipe joints. Ask for it in your local Bunnings.

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          On the topic of hoses... not directly related to the post, but I can recommend changing all your fittings from plastic to brass... SO much better, and worth the few extra $$$ upfront, and having to replace deteriorating leaking plastics POS's every year or two.

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    Or you can use duct tape?

    Unless you already have Sugru it will be cheaper to buy a new hose

      And faster. Sugru has a short shelf life, which for something which is advertised as being used to fix things is useless. You should be able to keep it stored somewhere "just in case", not have to rely on things breaking in the 6 months or so since you bought it.

        You might as well just use Play Doh

    I meant to add that you'd have to order new stuff once the old stuff has gone off. It'll take days/weeks to arrive from the UK.

    The situation in main picture could have been fixed in 30 seconds with a sharp knife

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