HOSE REPAIR is the best way to extend the life of any garden hose. Top quality garden hose is worth the investment, but even a premium hose may need some first aid after a run-in with the lawn mower or a neighborhood dog. Several different types of hose repair are available, both in polymer and metal. The repair and replacement ends are sized to match hose diameter (1/2, 5/8, 3/4 in.), and some can do both 5/8 and 3/4 inch. It's hard to beat clamshell style hose repair.
WHY CLAMSHELL STYLE: Only simple tools required, screw driver and knife (or other cutting device), and the results are accomplished quickly. These repair parts can also be reused when an old hose is no longer useable.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN CLAMSHELL STYLE: Large clamps can be important in accomodating the larger outer diameter of most premium hoses. Rustproof stainless steel screws - not all stainless is rustproof. Like steel, not all polymers are created equal. Using the material best suited for this application is a little more expensive so using the least expensive repair can be frustrating when what should be a simple, lasting repair fails.