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Rain Barrel hose leak question...

Posted by robkap 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 27, 14 at 18:01

Question - any help most appreciated!

Short garden hoses leak at the hose connector at the barrel - but the same garden hoses/connectors do NOT leak when attached to a household spigot.

Presumably the higher pressure from the household system prevents them from leaking.

How do you attach a garden hose to a rain barrel and avoid this problem?

Thank you for any suggestion.

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RE: Rain Barrel hose leak question...

Try another washer. The male hose end on the barrel might be on the short side, not giving a good tightening on the female end of the hose.

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