Lynn, I am surprised that you did not buy a kit that should have contained a new hose and two clamps to attach both ends of the hose. But you can still buy the clamps separately from home supply center like Home Depot or Lowes, etc. Another method is to go to the electrical department and get the cable ties ....they are plastic and they install like a belt but once you tighten them up well...the only way to remove them is by cutting them off. I prefer the metal hose clamps big enough to go around the vent hose---it is tightened with a screwdriver and can easily be loosened periodically to allow you to clean the hose for lint build up. Hope this helps and good luck to you.