by Brad Volin

I really enjoy my soaker hoses.  It’s nice to turn them on and water the entire plot while I weed, or soon harvest!  But every year some hoses crack and get brittle from being in the sun so long.  I used to buy  repair fittings but they were expensive and time consuming.

Here’s what I do now, and other gardeners may also want to try.  I cut the hose at the point of the crack.  I slide in this $0.79 coupling from Ace.
Usually it stays in place by itself. If not, I simply put a zip tie on either side.  These cost pennies.


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