Rubber Hose Repair won't hold


Old 08-14-12, 12:14 PM
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Rubber Hose Repair won't hold

My rubber hose developed a bulge, then a leak. I cut out the damaged portion, then used a hose repair clamp, fitted the two sections together and tightened them down. Trouble is the hose continues to part at the clamp on the same side no matter how tight I screw the sections down. Can I score that hose section interior in some way so the clamp has more traction? Might that clamp section be out of round? Any solutions or ideas greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-14-12, 12:25 PM
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The repair kits come in different sizes - did you get the right size for your hose?
Old 08-14-12, 12:32 PM
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Remove the hose repair fitting and cut about a foot of hose off the two sections to make sure you are back to good hose. Then try the repair kit again.
Old 08-14-12, 02:00 PM
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You are using barbed connectors, right?

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