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Old 04-29-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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Sewer Hose Repair

I have several lengths of Rhino Flex hoses and the 15' length recently started leaking. I found 2 spots with approx. 1-2" tears along the wire. I like the Rhino Flex system, have used this particular hose for about 4 years. The hoses seem expensive and I'd like to repair the tears if possible. Has anyone else done this successfully? How? My first thought is the product I see advertised on TV which will stop the leak in the bottom of a boat. Seems great stuff if it actually works.

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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Trying to repair a stinky slinky is a bad idea. What leaks out of a bad repair is not good in a camp site. The next guy's water hose may be laying across the spot where your hose leaked.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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So, cuckftboy, are you suggesting to buy a new one?? Rather than a repair??
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I have similar situation
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The problem is, what caused the tear to start with? If it is due to the hose being old and brittle then any repair will simply be temporary. Besides you will spend money on the flex seal and if you apply that to the purchase of a new hose.... JMHO
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Imho throw it out and buy a new one. Not worth the trouble.
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4 years on a sewer hose is pretty good compared to the cheap light weight stinky slinky. I'd just get a new hose section and take the ends off of the old one before you toss it.
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Don't think I'd be adding "sewer hose repairman" to my resume... buy a new one!
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In answer to your question. If you are talking about the spray on repair it does not do that good a job fixing it. I had to use that one time for a temporary repair and it lasted a few minutes. What I might try next is a new product at lowes. I saw it on shark tank. It is a wrap that you soak in water and wrap around the leak when it gets dry it is supposed to repair the leak permanently. I have some of it for emergencies but have not used it yet.
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If you've worn out the hose at the wire, it's probably rubbing on something where you store. A lot of RV's have the metal bumper tubes and they are the worse for wearing out a hose unless it has a liner.

I would NEVR try to repair a hose unless it consisted of cutting off a length of the hose that is bad and reattaching the end.
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Trying to repair a stinky slinky is a bad idea. What leaks out of a bad repair is not good in a camp site. The next guy's water hose may be laying across the spot where your hose leaked.
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The problem is, what caused the tear to start with? If it is due to the hose being old and brittle then any repair will simply be temporary. Besides you will spend money on the flex seal and if you apply that to the purchase of a new hose.... JMHO
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Imho throw it out and buy a new one. Not worth the trouble.
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4 years on a sewer hose is pretty good compared to the cheap light weight stinky slinky. I'd just get a new hose section and take the ends off of the old one before you toss it.
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In answer to your question. If you are talking about the spray on repair it does not do that good a job fixing it. I had to use that one time for a temporary repair and it lasted a few minutes. What I might try next is a new product at lowes. I saw it on shark tank. It is a wrap that you soak in water and wrap around the leak when it gets dry it is supposed to repair the leak permanently. I have some of it for emergencies but have not used it yet.
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If you've worn out the hose at the wire, it's probably rubbing on something where you store. A lot of RV's have the metal bumper tubes and they are the worse for wearing out a hose unless it has a liner.

I would NEVR try to repair a hose unless it consisted of cutting off a length of the hose that is bad and reattaching the end.
In my opinion take the hints and replace it.
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You can buy a new Rhino Flex hose for less than $20! It is not even worth the effort to try and fix particularly considering the outcome if you fix does not work. Personally I prefer the Revolution hose at Walmart, since I bought that one the Rhino has not left the box.
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It would be like watching old reruns of "I Love Lucy" in the chocolate factory [remember?]. Once the hose starts leaking, you will have a new leak in a new spot every time you use it. New sewer hoses--its just part of the cost of being a "road warrior." Go get a new one!
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Now that's what I was looking for! Thanks for all the thoughtful and helpful comments and suggestions (which MOST of them were). I certainly know the hazards of a leaky hose and won't be endangering my neighbors so a new Rhino is on order from Amazon and it was only a buck more than the Revolution hose. I'll keep that one in mind if Rhino fails again. Thanks y'all!
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