How to Attach Garden Hose Fittings
If you spend a lot of time tending to your garden, you probably already understand how important it is to have a reliable garden hose. But how can you change the fittings if there is a leak or if they have worn out over time? Whether you need to change the end of the sprayer, connect the hose to the faucet in the outside sink, or replace the end of the garden hose, we've got you covered! Simply reading this tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about garden hose connectors.
Replacing the End Fitting on Your Garden Hose
1- Put an end to the flow of water and take the hose off the faucet.
You don't want to end up in a pulp if you continue doing this! Go to your outdoor faucet and turn the water supply off fully. After that, unscrew the hose to remove it from the faucet. If there are any accessories attached to the opposite end of the tube, you will need to remove these as well.
- Perform this action regardless of which end of the pipe you intend to operate on. Taking the hose out of its connection will make the work go more smoothly, and removing the accessories will keep them from getting damaged.
2- To remove the old fitting from the pipe, you will need a blade that is very sharp.
Cut the pipe immediately below the present end cap, which is the component made of metal or plastic that is located at the end of the pipe. The pipe should be placed on the ground for this step. If you don't cut the tubing straight and make sure there are no little burrs left over, the new fitting might not be able to accommodate the tubing properly.
- tube cutters that are designed expressly for this use are available, but if you don't have one, you can use a tube cutter designed for heavy-duty use instead.
3- A drop of dish soap should be added to the interior of the tube.
Because of the lubricating properties of this, it will be much simpler to put the tube onto the fitting. If you want, you can also use water that has been mixed with soap or an all-purpose lubricant like WD-40.
You might find it more convenient to place the soap directly onto the fitting instead.