I did the same thing. I cut the hose at the hole, inserted an
appropriately sized piece of metal tubing about 3/4-inch long, and
secured with binding wire. I have had this patch in place for at
least six or even years, and it’s still going strong. you could then
use almost any kind of tape if the patch is in a place that catches
on things. I used a piece of brass tubing bought at a hobby shop.
This happened to me a second time while I was at a Repair Days
fundraiser for the National Ornamental Metal Museum. I grabbed a
small square of silver, made a quick tube, soldered the tube with
someone else’s torch, and made the patch. It took about fifteen
minutes at the most. I think I currently have three patches in
If you have to replace your hoses, you might consider using vinyl
aquarium hose. You can make them any length you want. The outer red
and green fiber glass sheathing from the damaged Little Torch hose
set can be used to protect the vinyl hose near the torch.