How to Replace a Connector for a Garden Hose

Overview

Garden hoses receive a lot of abuse during the growing season. One good tug on a long hose and the connector end may come off. Replacing the connector, whether it is the male or female end, will take only a few minutes to perform. When choosing a replacement connector, be sure to have the correct hose diameter so the right connector is purchased. Using a connector that is either too large or too small will only create a leak at the hose junction.

Step 1

Cut off the end of the hose where the connector is to be installed using the pocketknife or shears (pruning shears work well). You will want a clean edge to the hose and not a ragged end, which may cause a leak.

Step 2

Loosen the clamp on the replacement hose connector with the screwdriver. There are generally two screws that hold the clamp around the male insert of the hose connector. Remove both screws and set the clamp to the side.

Step 3

Push the male insert into the end of the garden hose. The cut end of the hose should be resting against the plastic flange of the connector. Be sure there is no gap.

Step 4

Place the clamp over the garden hose on the connector. Start the two screws by hand. Tighten the screws with the screwdriver by turning it in a clockwise direction.

Things You'll Need

  • Pocketknife or shears
  • Replacement hose connector
  • Screwdriver

References

  • Harahan.com: Fix a Garden Hose
  • Handyhouseholdhints.com: How to Fix a Garden Hose
Keywords: hose, male end, female end

About this Author

G. K. Bayne is a freelance writer, currently writing for Demand Studios where her expertise in back-to-basics, computers and electrical equipment are the basis of her body of work. Bayne began her writing career in 1975 and has written for Demand since 2007.