Repair hose union

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Old 07-05-20, 09:44 AM
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Repair hose union

I lost flow in my garden hose and realized it was because
a union had come apart. I reattached the union, but wasn't sure how to tighten the existing hose clamps, and it came apart again quickly.

I ordered some new hose clamps, but I was wondering if there are any words of wisdom or best practices.

I'm attaching a picture, after I pieced the lines back together loosely.



 
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Old 07-05-20, 10:20 AM
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Those straps are low profile but they won't do much for holding the hose to the splice connector.
The hoses may not be pushed fully onto the spice.
You'd be better off using worm drive clamps.


 
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Old 07-05-20, 10:24 AM
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That type of clamp is crimped on which you need a special tool to crimp. Using hose clamps will also work. It will also help if you double up the clamps crimp or screw type.
 
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The clamps came today and I put two on each side. It seemed to hold, but it was dripping every 10 seconds or so. I went to check on it this evening, and I couldn't see that it was still dripping, so hopefully a success. One frustration with the clamps is when tightened, without warning they seem to lose their bite sometimes. I'm not sure if anything can be done about that.


 
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Old 07-06-20, 07:14 PM
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Are you using a barbed insert coupling to join the two pipes like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-1-...0RMC/203003301 or is it some other fitting?
 
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Yes, it looks exactly like that
 
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Old 07-06-20, 08:33 PM
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You used one HD and three light duty clamps.
All four HD would probably work better and not shear.
A couple drops from the coupler isn't really a problem as long as the hoses don't pop off.
 
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Thanks, I'll try to more heavy duty clamps. The drips seemed pretty slow (every 20 seconds), but I was worried they may invite mosquitoes. There were already a ton from where the lines had originally been leaking, and that's just into mulch (no standing water).
 
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