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Old 03-30-2010, 03:17 PM
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how do you repair a hole in the hose ,I know Ill have to get a new one but in the mean time ,I need to use it before I get a replacement. the hole is small maybe a the size of a pen point . black electric tape dosnt hold - just curious if theres a quick safe short term fix --thanx in advance
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You might try wrapping it with electrical tape, then putting a hose clamp with the solid part of the clamp over the hole. There is a lot of pressure in that hose so you'll have a pretty hard time stopping the leak.
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I would try some of that rescue tape.

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idk, epoxy? and a hose clamp?
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x2 for rescue tape. If u decide to use it let us know how it worked.
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I would cut the hose and remove the section with the hole, then use a high pressure barbed hose fitting to splice the hose back together. If I was in a pinch for a quick fix, I would use a small piece of pipe to splice the hose back together with hose clamps.
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I would not attempt it. That is some serious pressure and can cause injection wounds or sever body parts right off. Go to home depot and buy a new one.
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I would not attempt it. That is some serious pressure and can cause injection wounds or sever body parts right off. Go to home depot and buy a new one.
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The only repair is to cut the hose and have the proper compression fitting installed on each side of the splice. Its basically the same type of fitting as a hydro hose, in other words, you will have to take it to a special hose repair shop to fix it. The pressure coming out of that hole will rip your skin to the bone in a second.
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I would not attempt it. That is some serious pressure and can cause injection wounds or sever body parts right off. Go to home depot and buy a new one.
I agree. These hoses are available at any home center and are not very expensive.
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+2 on buying another hose. The money you pay to repair it will be almost the same to replace it. The hose will have other weak spots in that will spring leaks.
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I have found that by completely draining my pressure washer hose after each use that they do not rust the steel lining inside as fast and last years longer.
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I would cut the hose and remove the section with the hole, then use a high pressure barbed hose fitting to splice the hose back together. If I was in a pinch for a quick fix, I would use a small piece of pipe to splice the hose back together with hose clamps.
That is definately the wrong advice - 1,800+ psi will blow that connection apart and someone will get hurt.
Those high pressure hoses are not repairable.
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That is definately the wrong advice - 1,800+ psi will blow that connection apart and someone will get hurt.
Those high pressure hoses are not repairable.
I certainly agree. I obviously don't know how it got a hole in it to begin with but I can only imagine that the hose may getting tired. I would definitely not mess around with any kind of half assed patch. Chuck it and get a new one.
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thanx guys - gone to home depote today - dont like taking chances
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Mighty putty!!!!!!!
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Mity putty That's a good one.

Never try and repair a pressure hose with hose clamps or tape with that kind of water pressure. When it lets go(and believe me it will), the hose is going to take off and crack you or some other innocent bystander(window-door or a person).

They can be fixed by a hydraulic hose shop that can swage on fittings. We have a 100ft section on our PW, and on occasion when its reeled up, one of the guys will be to lazy and not get the kink out of the hose, and that's exactly where it will burst. We also sell hydraulic hoses and have a swage machine, so in a pinch they get repaired/spliced with a male and female JIC type fitting. But the best thing for you to do, is just get a new one. They are not terribly expensive.
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Hey, the guy may be dead but would he have told us all the good things mighty putty could do if it was not true?
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buy a new one 25 bucks and peace of mind
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