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Fixing a Leaky Pressure Washer Hose

Pressure Washer Product Expert

So you've got a leaky hose, which means you're lacking some serious water pressure.

While it may be possible to fix a high pressure hose, you must have the right tools and experience to safely do so.

Due to the high pressure it creates, repairing is not only unsafe, but also unlikely to hold together once it's being used.

Pressure Washer HoseReplace, Don't Repair
For the sake of safety and reliability, we recommend you replace your hose with a new one rather than trying to repair it.

The high pressure running through the hose can be very dangerous if you have an incorrectly repaired leak that could burst open unexpectedly.

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Dangers of a Damaged Hose
Damaged hoses are dangerous. New hoses cost as little as $25, and prevent injury.

1. High pressure water forced through a small pin sized hole can be powerful enough to cut concrete or punch a hole in flesh. Do not try covering a puncture with your hand.

2. Taping, clogging, wrapping, or gluing a hole is not going to hold. The pressure will build up, then the patch will bust off, possibly causing severe injury or property damage.

3. A cut or hole in the hose near the end where you connect your wand is extremely dangerous because it's close to your arm when being used. Even without bursting, the high pressure leaking through the puncture can tear through the flesh in your arm.

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