Replace corroded laundry hoses without ruining the valve by slitting them with a Dremel tool so the hose end will release.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:November 2010
Cut through the hose end a little at a time until the slice extends through the metal.
Don't forget your safety glasses. Make two slices on opposite sides of the hose end.
If you still can't
unscrew it, pry it
loose with water
pump pliers. After
you've removed the
hose, clean off any
remaining rust and
corrosion from the
valve threads with a
Rusted-on laundry hoses are nearly impossible to unscrew. If you need to
remove or replace your laundry hose and just can’t get it loose, here’s the solution.
Carefully cut through the hose end. Try to avoid cutting too deep, but
don’t worry if you nick the threads on the valve. The threads don’t seal the connection.
That’s taken care of by the rubber washer. You can use a hacksaw to
make the cuts, but a Dremel tool with an abrasive cutoff wheel works even better
(Photo 1). Cut the hose end in two places, then try to unscrew the fitting with
water pump pliers or a pipe wrench. If it’s still stuck, break it off with the pliers
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
You'll need a Dremel tool and abrasive wheel.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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