The hoses are a great concept, but I am now learning that they don't hold up very well. The expandable hoses are a great idea, but they do not hold up very well. I went to a home repair center and was told there was no repair for this type of hose. I went on-line and typed How to repair an expandable garden hose. I watched a You Tube repair using duct tape and a hose clamp. That got me thinking. I went to my local Ace Hardware store and purchased a Hose Repair 1/2 inch Female. Since the expandable hose tubing is smaller, they did not think it would work and I proved them wrong. It is a nice clean repair.