How to fix a broken hose after a tornado and hurricane
The story of how a homeowner fixed his broken hose when Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2018 in Houston.
He did not want to leave his home.
“I just don’t want to go back to the house, so I’m trying to fix it myself,” said John, who asked that his last name not be used.
John is one of thousands of Houstonians who have installed more than 1,000 new hose clamps since Harvey hit, helping save lives and property.
But, as of Monday, he has only been able to fix his broken vacuum cleaner because he is still in the process of installing the new hose clamping system.
“That’s one of the things that’s kind of hard for me, is I don’t really know how long it will take to install it.
The problem with it is it just keeps going back up and down, and the thing just gets harder and harder,” said the 29-year-old from Katy.
The water pressure in Houston’s Houston Ship Channel is around 8,000 pounds per square inch.
John said he plans to have the new clamp installed in his house by the end of the week.
But he said he’s still unsure how long that will take.
“I haven’t seen anybody fix a vacuum cleaner and then have to go out and buy a new one for the next day or two because they don’t know how much pressure it’s going to take to fix that.
It’s just a huge inconvenience,” said Jim.
According to the American Water Works Association, the average water pressure is about 8,800 pounds per sq. inch.
The new clamping systems have a water pressure of about 4,800 to 5,400 pounds persq.
inch, but it is still unclear how much that pressure will be for a hose.
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