Sometimes it feels so frustrating when we just can’t remove the garden hose from the spigot. As it is stuck tightly, it becomes nearly impossible to remove it. Have you ever faced this situation? It’s not uncommon though. In this article, I will tell you how to remove a stuck garden hose from spigot. Stay with me throughout this article to know everything about it.
- Gloves (1 pair)
- Teflon tape
- Tongue-and-groove pliers
- Scissors (You can also use a utility knife)
- A new hose connector
How to Remove a Stuck Garden Hose (Necessary Steps)
A garden hose got stuck in the spigot due to the material of the hose connector. Many manufacturers use aluminum in making hose connectors. In most cases, aluminum fuses to an element of the hose connector named brass.
If they come, contact with water the fusing process speeds up. Now, it’s challenging to remove this stuck hose if you don’t know how to do that correctly. Follow every step that I will describe below to get the job done.
Step-1: Cut The Hose Connector at 45-Degree Angle
Okay, you need to begin with cutting the stuck hose connector. Use your hacksaw and make a 45-degree angle cut on it. However, you must do the work very carefully. Otherwise, you may cut through the treaded pipe located under the hose connector.
If you cut through the threads accidentally, the whole faucet might become damaged. Make sure that the angled cut is good enough to pry open the hose.
Step-2: Pry Open the Hose Connector
Take your gloves and put them on. It’s time to use the screwdriver. Using that tool, you must try to pry open the cut hose connector. Be careful as it may harm your hand or skin.
Step-3: Use The Pliers to Unscrew the Hose Connector
At this point, you need to unscrew the damaged hose connector. You should use the pliers at this point. Unscrew the hose connector clockwise so that it becomes loose. I hope, now you can easily remove it with your hand. It may take some time. But, this is the perfect way to do this job.
How to Replace a New Hose Connector with A New One?
If you have done everything successfully so far, it’s time to replace a new hose connector in place of the old one. Let’s dive into the steps that you need to follow.
Step-1: Cut The Old Hose Connector
You must start the repairing process by cutting off the damaged hose connector. Take your scissor for doing this. You can also use a utility knife instead of a scissor.
Step-2: Add the New One
In this step, the brass piece should be removed first from the hose connector. You need to connect the hose with the pipe end of the connector. Make snug perfecty. Screw it tight after adding the clamp in place.
Step-3: Wrap the Threads of the Spigot with Teflon Tape
No wonder, it’s an important step. You must wrap up the threads properly. The wrapping should be done anticlockwise. It is necessary so that water will never be able to leak.
Step-4: Screw The New Hose Connector in Right Place
This is the final step. You have to screw the new hose connector in the right place of the spigot. It should be snugged properly. After that use the pliers to make it tighten.
You should take some quick water tests to find out any leakage. If there is any leakage, you must tighten it even more properly with the pliers. If it passes the water test, the job is done successfully.
It’s not that uncommon to see a garden hose got stuck on the spigot of the outside faucet. It may seem a little tricky at first, but trust me it is pretty much done. I hope, now you know how to remove a stuck garden hose from spigot correctly. All you have to do is following the right steps.