Burst hoses can spell big, costly trouble. We'll show you how to replace traditional rubber hoses on wash machines with special no-burst hoses. Replacing the hoses can save you a lot of time, money and frustration down the road.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:March 2005
No-burst hoses are made with a metal sleeve to eliminate leaks.
If your washing machine is connected to bare rubber hoses, you're risking thousands of dollars' worth of water damage. Under constant water pressure, these hoses are prone to leaks or even bursting. That's why building codes say that the water supply should be shut off when the washer isn't in use—unless it's connected to no-burst hoses.
No-burst hoses are encased in a woven metal sleeve that prevents weak spots in the rubber from developing into leaks. The hoses are available at home centers, and installing them is as easy as connecting a garden hose.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
No burst steel-belted hoses
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