Hose Repairs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kemmer, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    One of my guys ran over a customers garden hose either with the mower or trimmer, there is a slice in it and the customer called me about it, i told him id take care of it, he currently has tape on it but it isnt doing anything. Is there an easy way to fix this or should i just get a new one(dont feel like gettting a new one). Please help
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    You had better get a new one weather you feel like it or not..if you want to keep the customer.
  3. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,364

    Easy fix. Home Depot/Lowes or any local hardware store will carry hose mending kits. You can also purchase the male/female ends (brass/plastic) if you or those crafty employees ever run over the business end of a customers hose. I had to splice some hoses' together for a customer last week, I shelled out a couple of Mr. Washington's and a few minutes of time and we were back in business. I purchased the mender @ Lowes the brand was Gilmour. Quick fix and good as new.
  4. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Good Lord just buy a new hose :waving:
  5. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    lol i know! :dizzy:
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,384

    One of your guys? How many employees do you have at 16? :rolleyes: Anyways, just buy him a new hose, you know thats the right thing to do.
  7. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Give him new hose.

    Keep old hose for yourself and fix with hose mender.
  8. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    What he said
  9. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    ok, i think thats what im going to do. Im 17 and totally legit(under my dads name) i have 2 employees.
  10. Illini_Fan

    Illini_Fan LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 126

    If you buy a new hose, you just might get a new customer or 2, when your current customer tells all their friends how well you took care of them. Seems like cheap advertising to me. Or, you can be a cheapskate and see how much bad PR you get out of that!

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