Garden hoses are always subject to wear and tear damage. But to date, there has been no way to save the still perfectly good sections. These solid brass connectors allow you to simply cut out the bad sections and mate the ends to re-establish a continuous fully functioning hose again. These fit all 5/8" garden hoses. Two #6 steel hose clamps are included to secure the end in the end of the cut off hose. The special internal rubber washers complete the perfect seal. This system is highly recommended, is very inexpensive, and very easy to install. A water stop end is also available to seal off an end if you need to do that.