Are you finding this because you need to know how to remove a stuck hose from an outdoor spigot? Are you here because you were just outside trying to get the hose off and it was so stuck you resorted to Google? No worries, we’ve got you covered.
How to get a stuck hose off an outdoor spigot
Our hose recently busted and got a hole. We tried duct tape first, but water was still leaking, so we decided to get a new hose. When we went to remove the old one, it was stuck on the spigot. It had been screwed on for almost three years, so it had some buildup.
Wrench or Pliers
The first thing to do is try using a wrench or pliers. First, spray some WD-40 or other lubricant into the threads and let it sit. Then, use the wrench or pliers to try to loosen the hose. If that doesn’t work, don’t fear.
We had to use a hacksaw to remove our stuck hose from the outdoor spigot. The way to do this is to saw vertically, perpendicular to the threads. Slowly work the hacksaw through the hose’s coupling, but be really careful not to saw through the spigot itself.
Once you’ve got some clearance, use something like a flat head screwdriver or small pry bar to work the cut. Twist this inside the cut to try to snap the coupling.
It may take a few tries. Use the hacksaw some more and then try twisting your pry bar again, The coupling should snap eventually.
Once it snaps, you should now be easily able to twist off the hose. Now that it’s loose, it will come off easily.
Tips to prevent this from happening
Once this has happened, you don’t want it to happen again. In the future, make sure to fully unscrew the hose from the spigot every month or so. If you see any corrosion, make sure you clean it off.
- Old hose
- New hose
- Hack saw
- Pry bar
- Use a hack saw to saw vertically, against the threading of the metal where it connects to the hose.
- Saw until you get a solid crack, without cutting the spigot.
- It took a solid 10 minutes of sawing for us.
- Use a flat head screwdriver or pry bar in the crack you have just sawed open to crack the cap in half. You might have to go back and forth between sawing and prying.
- Pop off the cap and remove the hose.
- Put on your new hose.
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