• In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to repair drip irrigation.


    1. Turn off the water to the drip-irrigation system.
    2. Locate and dig up the damaged section of irrigation hose.
    3. Force a plastic union fitting into each end of the severed irrigation hose.
    4. Poke hole in the irrigation hose, then install a pressure-sensing device into the hole.
    5. Turn water back on and test the repair.
    6. Cover the repaired section of hose with mulch or soil.
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    • Difficulty: Easy
      The hardest part is locating the damaged section of hose
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        Puncture tool,
        used to poke hole in irrigation hose

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      1. Union fitting,
      used to join together two sections of irrigation hose