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Can you patch a soaker hose?

There are two small pinholes in my 2-month old soaker hose. It's as if a snake bit it to get some water. Now it's a geyser hose, but I don't really have a use for one of those. Is it bound for the landfill or is there any way to repair it?
 
I have patched bigger holes in soaker hoses with silicone bathtub caulk and then I wrapped the area with plastic electrical tape to reinforce the area. I let it cure for a day before putting the tape on. I had very good luck and it is better than just sending the whole thing to a land fill.

What have you got to loose? Give it a try.
 
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why not something like this
 
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Thanks ourdoor!
 
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I've done similarly to what Major's done to his punctured hoses. Only I used duct tape after I caulked. I use duct tape for everything. Everything. Big Grin
 
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LOL Duct tape works great.

And I have used the repair that ourdoor shows too and that works great also when I was able to get to the hardware store to get one. We live in a small town of 600 people and the big hardware store is about 35 miles away so I can't just run down there every time I need something.
 
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Duct tape for me too. I didn't bother with the caulking, I just cleaned up the hose well and made sure it was dry before bandaging it with duct tape.
 
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When I was still using soaker hose I was having this problem, and I came up with a good way of fixing, that never popped out (just more holes kept happening!) - take some polyurethane glue (like gorrila glue) and force some into the hole, using a small amount on a finger (in a vinyl or latex glove, of course). The great thing about this is that the glue cures from contact with moisture, so if the hose is damp, no problem - in fact, it should be. It will foam up and fill in the hole in several hours.

Dave
 

Dave    in Woodbury, NJ  zone 6B

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I do what ourdoor showed...except I roll my own. What I call a "double nipple" -- short piece with both ends barbed, plus a couple hose clamps. Might be a few cents more then the Gilmour kit, but it's easy and very sure fitting.

See the link for a pic of the double nipple:
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_pr...Hose+Barb+Connectors
 
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I have heard of inserting a toothpick (or matchstick) into the hole and breaking it off. The wood will swell to sit tight in the hole. With my soaker hose, I have wrapped leaky areas with garden twine, which spreads out the water so it acts like the rest of the hose. I have used the gilmore thingie to splice a regular hose. Testerday I bought the double nipple thing, which came with clamps, to repair a drip hose whose leak had outgrown the twine wrapping. I'll let you know how it works.
 

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