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Old 05-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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Hose fittings

I sort of installed a soaker hose this morning and had to cut it to length and install a new fitting on the end which was easy enough - however it now leaks like the dickens at the new fitting (oh the irony.) Is there something I can do to help seal up the end a bit more so the water actually soaks what I want instead of flooding the end the fitting is on? Would pipe dope or teflon tape do the trick in this case?

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Old 05-28-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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Hose fittings

Can you just cut the end off and re-install? Is this a recycled rubber hose that weeps or a drip irrigation hose with pre-made holes?

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Old 06-01-2010, 09:50 AM   #3
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Hose fittings

It is a recycled rubber weep hose. I'll try to re-fit it tonight, although it occurred to me since I posted the first time, a fitting that actually covers the hose instead of a crimp fitting it might work out better.

The fitting I used is similar to this one. I would guess something more like this would be a little more effective.
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