You turn on the faucet because you are excited to water your garden and expecting the hose to be on full blast but little to no water is coming out. You have tried unkinking the hose to allow the water to flow but it consumes your time which you could have done the task in just a few minutes. Annoying, isn’t it? Here’s why you need a splint for your garden hose.
What is a Splint?
A splint for a hose pipe is a mechanical device that is used to join two pieces of hose. It is generally lengthwise straight, but it can be curved longitudinally. A sheet metal splint has a bend radius of 280 degrees or less. A sheet metal splint is flexible enough to bend with the hose, and its longitudinal edges are rolled to form parallel beads. This provides a tight fit while still maintaining flexibility.
This device contains a pair of parallel rods with an arcuate flange on each end. The troughs are connected with each other through a removable fastener. The flanges are designed to prevent the adjoining ends from sliding apart. A splint can also be used to hold a hose while repairing a leak in a hose.
The trough-shaped splint is usually straight lengthwise, but can also be longitudinally curved to control the curvature of the hose. It is usually made of sheet metal and has longitudinal edges rolled to form parallel beads. The flange ends are also flexible, allowing them to be spread farther apart. The splints’ trough-shaped construction makes them highly flexible.
How To Install A Splint?
A splint helps to reduce the drag on the area that kinks the hose. It is easy to apply the splint by placing it over the area of the hose that is prone to kinking. It also prevents the kink from happening in other parts. You can also connect a copper tube to the hose using hose clamps. But remember to keep the kink in mind before applying a splint.
A stiffener consists of two or three curved splints that support the hose. Each splint is attached to the stiffener with a removable fastener that prevents adjoining ends from sliding apart.
Uses of Splint
The splints can be used for a variety of applications, including fixing leaks in hoses. Here’s how to use one:
A splint can be used to straighten out a kinked hose. It can be placed over the kink area and is a cheap and semi-permanent solution. Hoses that have developed excessive kinks should be repaired as soon as possible. To prevent kinking, consider buying a reinforced brace for the hose. A severe kink can cause leaks.
Garden hoses should always be straight, but if they are bent into a corner, they may become kinked. A garden hose splint can help prevent this by keeping the hose round and releasing pressure in the kinked area. Additionally, it can prevent kinking at other points, such as the tip of the hose. In many cases, a garden hose splint can straighten the kinked hose in a matter of minutes.
Adding a splint to your hose can help prevent kinking and tangles. The splint is made of metal, and if the bend is slight, the copper tubing can be connected to the hose with hose clamps. It is best to use a high-quality hose when it is kinked. The bend should be slight, and not cause the kinking.