Garden Hose Leaking at Connection - Please Help.


Old 06-19-13, 05:21 PM
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Garden Hose Leaking at Connection - Please Help.

Hello! When using something such as a watering wand or portable sprinkler on the end of the hose, the piece connected to the outdoor faucet leaks extremely bad. Thought it was an "old hose" issue... so I replaced it with a brand new hose. I still have the same problem. Tried the "hose tape". Doesn't work. Has a new washer.... no luck there either. Any suggestions? See photo for where the leak is. Its not at the normal spot. Thanks all!
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Old 06-19-13, 05:45 PM
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Is your hose connected to some kind of a quick connect? If that is the case, remove the quick connect and hook up the hose directly to the faucet. It appears that the hose threaded collar is hitting the connector which, if it's threads are too short, will prevent a good seal and cause leaking.
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Looks like a back flow preventer that it's screwed to.
Old 06-19-13, 06:34 PM
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I'd blame it on a cheap hose. But you might try installing a 2nd washer on top of the 1st one.
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Thank you for your replies. It is not connected to a quick connect. The photo posted is not our actual hose. It was a photo I found online to show where the leak is at on our actual hose. The hose is connected to a timer unit... but the leak is not at the connection... its part of the hose itself. I would post a photo of the actual hose if I could, but that part that leaks is wrapped in duct tape now... and doesn't show the problem well. /sad face..... I guess I might just be stuck. Hopefully someone knows what I can do. Thank you all, again!
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Have you tried XSleeper's advice to to double up on the washer?
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Make sure the new washer is properly seated.
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I'd try a better-quality hose. I've actually had that connection come apart on a cheap one.
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