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Repair a Hose - plumbing.sand.tiny.repairhose PEP BB

BB plumbing and hot water - sand badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will repair a hose.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)


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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - repair a hose

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the broken hose - showing the problem
   - an in progress shot of you repairing the hose
   - an after picture of the newly repaired hose
   - a description of the repair and products used
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Here is my submission for the Plumbing - Sand for Straw Points - Tiny List - Repair a Hose BB.

One of our outdoor hoses leaked at both ends where the hose material connects to the factory-installed fittings
Step 1: check the washer (it was brittle so I replaced it) - the hose still leaks at/in the factory-installed fitting
Step 2: cut off fitting and insert hose barb with male threads
Step 3: attach and tighten hose clamp
Step 4: test - no leaks in hose/fitting connection - the watering wand has a leak in its mechanism so a new one went on the shopping list

The replacement/repair part is a Nylon/ABS Threaded Male Hose Mender Clamp like this one.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
   - a before picture of the broken hose - showing the problem
   - an in-progress shot of you repairing the hose
   - an after picture of the newly repaired hose
   - a description of the repair and products used
1.jpg
hose pointing down showing water leaking between brass fitting and yellow hose connector system part
hose pointing down showing water leaking between brass fitting and yellow hose connector system part
2.jpg
hose barb partially installed and showing hose clamp
hose barb partially installed and showing hose clamp
3.jpg
hose clamp tightened
hose clamp tightened
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watering the potatoes with no leaks at the repair which is between my hand and my body-see green hose clamp)
watering the potatoes with no leaks at the repair which is between my hand and my body - see green hose clamp
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My brother in law actually found the leak while I was on vacation a few weeks ago.  I must have left the hose on and had a burst in the heat.  

I went to Lowes and grabbed a male repair end and put it on.
01-Break-in-the-Hose.jpg
This is the break in the hose, it's been leaking for a few weeks.
This is the break in the hose, it's been leaking for a few weeks.
02-Cutting-the-Bad-End.jpg
I cut off the bad end.
I cut off the bad end.
03-End-Cut-Off.jpg
Pretty clean cut.
Pretty clean cut.
04-Pushing-the-Ribbed-End-into-the-Hose.jpg
Then I pushed the new ribbed insert into the hose
Then I pushed the new ribbed insert into the hose
05-End-Fully-Inserted.jpg
Fully inserted end
Fully inserted end
06-Clamping-the-hose-down.jpg
Then I clamped down the hose onto the end.
Then I clamped down the hose onto the end.
07-A-Leak-Free-Spray.jpg
Here we have a leak free shower.
Here we have a leak free shower.
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Opalyn Rose approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete.

 
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