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What are some tips for repairing hoses?

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Garden hoses or hose spigots can often spring leaks due to puncture or sudden freeze. Electrical tape can be used to mend small leaks, but homeowners must use a utility knife and a rubber or vinyl hose mender to replace sections with larger leaks or lacerations.

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Hose repair kits are available at hardware stores or garden centers and often include male and female hose ends, screws and a screwdriver, hose clamps and connectors for repairing a leak in the middle of a hose. It is important to know the diameter of your hose, its screw and washer type, and the material the hose is made from before purchasing a hose repair kit.

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