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Old 07-05-01, 05:28 AM
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I bought a new garden hose and a 10 month old lab chewed it in half. It is a good hose and long, well, it WAS a good hose. Is there a way to repair it with a link or adhesive of some sort. Getting rid of the dog is an option but, still doesn't fix the hose.
Old 07-05-01, 08:47 AM
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Sure. Just cut out the damaged hose section with a sharp utility knife, and get plastic links that insert into the hose, and are clamped on with a couple of screws.
Heat the ends of the hose in hot water (or use a cig lighter) to make it easier to insert the parts.
Easy and inexpensive.
Keep the lab pup. They are great dogs! (Just doing it's puppy thing, which it will grow out of.)
Good Luck!
Old 07-05-01, 10:47 AM
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Ya, the little guy will stop chewing the hose as he or she grows up. I hear this is a puppy thing (I don't have any pets, so couldn't tell ya, it's what I hear). My sister found a stray lab and had him in the garage until the police could arrive and take him back to his owner. Not only was he friendly and pleasant, he was hungry. Ate my nephews sandals and was drinking water like crazy as my sister gave it to him. Poor pooch was parched from the heat .

Maybe the little guy is trying to tell you something....that giving him a bath is going to be a chore.

I know they come in three varities, chocolate, black and yellow. I hear they are great dogs, very good with kids and very gentle.

You might want to invest in a Craftsman hose. They are guaranteed for life. I'm sure the folks at Sears will have a laugh at the reason code on the warranty tag. "Puppy damage". Sure beats "Drove over it with the car". Lol.

Oldguy has it right. I have fixed a few hoses this way. In fact, my grandfather has a Dayco/Swan hose that sprung a leak last year. I simply cut it and bought a new end at the hardware store. Clamped it on there and now have a shorter but working hose . Also called the company and they sent along a free replacement.

Maybe you oughta teach the puppy that if he chews the hose, he's going to get wet and it's bath time .

Old 07-12-01, 02:23 AM
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Hi Cherri,I also have a black lab that gnawed my hose in three different places in less than five minutes,along with countless other items.If you let him live long enough to reach the age of two,it gets alot better.I tried the plastic hose connectors and they worked fine until the wife ran over them.I found some solid brass connectors at the Home Depot that are wife and lab proof.It slides half way into each hose section and has two hose clamps that you tighten with a screwdriver.They cost a little more but will be well worth the extra expense!

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