Cost to Repair a Garden Hose
Find the average cost to replace a bent hose fitting yourself compared with hiring a handyman service. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.
Someone who shall remain nameless backed the car over the garden hose squishing the end fitting so it was almost pancake flat and not very useful. Since the thought of throwing out a perfectly good hose is against our frugal mentality it was an easy fix to whack off the damaged fitting and replace it with a new one.
This is a no brainer do-it-yourself job because little talent and few tools are required, plus it’s such an easy repair you’d be hard pressed to find someone to do it. First cut off the damaged fitting with a utility knife and take it to the lawn and garden section of a hardware store or home center to find an exact replacement. Hoses come in three basic diameters: ½-inch, 5/8-inch and ¾-inch so measure the inside of the fitting to confirm the size. The fitting has two parts, a collar and a threaded coupling. Slide the collar over the hose and then push the threaded coupling on the end of the hose holding it while you slide the collar over it and screw it to the threaded coupling. Use a pair of adjustable pliers to tighten it.
To replace a damaged hose fitting with a new one made of brass a handyman will charge $25, but you can buy the fitting for $5 and do it yourself and save 80 percent.
National Average Cost
Repair a Garden Hose
- DIY 67%
- PRO 33%