Fixing Hose Fittings

Watch our step-by-step guide that demonstrates how to resolve leaking from the top, middle or bottom of Hoselink fittings.

Leaking at the Tap

  • If water is leaking from out the top of the Universal Tap Connector, it is usually resolved by further tightening the connector onto the tap. Try using a towel around it to get a better grip.
  • Ensure the Universal Tap Connector is not cross-threaded and screwed tightly onto the tap.
  • Unscrew the Universal Tap Connector and inspect the black washer in the top of the connector.
  • If the washer is damaged or missing, contact Hoselink for a replacement.


Water Spurting from Between Fittings

Hoselink maintains a watertight seal via the O ring to O ring seal between fittings. If water is spurting out where two fittings connect, then it is most likely due to a missing O ring.

  • Disconnect the fittings from each other.
  • Inspect the face of each fitting for the black O ring.
  • Replace the missing O ring with a spare.

Spare O rings are supplied with all Hoselink connectors, kits, hoses and reels. Buy spare O rings here.


Water Trickling between Fittings or from Yellow Nut

This is most likely caused by an incorrectly fitted Hose End Connector. You will need to remove and re-fit the hose into the connector as follows.

  1. Remove the Hose Connector from your hose:
    • Unscrew the yellow nut
    • Use a small screwdriver to wedge the White Split Ring back up the hose
    • Submerge the entire fitting in boiling water for 10 seconds
    • Drain the water away, place the fitting between your feet and firmly pull the hose straight upwards
  2. Re-fit the Hose Connector:
    • Cut the hose straight using sharp secateurs or a knife.
    • Place the White Split Ring flush with the end of the hose.
    • Dip the end of the hose into boiling water to soften the hose end.
    • Push the hose down as far as it will go.
    • Screw on the yellow nut.

Tip: There are a couple of steps where things can go awry so please pay special attention to these steps during the re-fitting process:

  • Straight cut on the hose
  • Split ring sitting flush to the end of the hose (ie. Not up the hose)
  • Take the time to soften the hose in boiling water
  • Put the fitting on a hard flat surface and push the hose down firmly, and then some.

If you are still experiencing problems, please contact Hoselink for further advice.