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AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:36:47 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, DeputyDawg. This was originally posted on April 4, 2013.

I apologize, for I have read this in past year or so, but in reinstalling my AWS, I find the hoses extremely hard to install onto the T's.  I remember a couple years ago, someone suggested dipping them briefly in boiling water.  This is an awkward approach, as I see it.  Hard to manage, and keep from getting  burned.
Bic lighter is not working either. I did look at the video, with the Office Manager putting them together, like there was nothing to it.  But those hoses she was using are not the same as in the kit, for sure.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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Re: AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 10:39:14 am »
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There are several threads going on now discussing this topic. Next to the boiling water, the only other successful idea is to use a hair dryer on its hottest setting.

Search to find the other threads.

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Re: AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 10:41:30 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, potatohead. This user is located in 9A Desert Southwest. This was originally posted on April 4, 2013.

Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, DeputyDawg. This was originally posted on April 4, 2013.

I apologize, for I have read this in past year or so, but in reinstalling my AWS, I find the hoses extremely hard to install onto the T's.  I remember a couple years ago, someone suggested dipping them briefly in boiling water.  This is an awkward approach, as I see it.  Hard to manage, and keep from getting  burned.
Bic lighter is not working either. I did look at the video, with the Office Manager putting them together, like there was nothing to it.  But those hoses she was using are not the same as in the kit, for sure.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks



Dipping briefly in boiling water is not adequate. You have to hold the hose end in the boiling water for about 20-30 seconds. I put my water in a coffee mug with one of those electric coil hot water things in it to keep it boiling during the procedure. Then enlarging the hose tip with a fine needle nose pliers will help. Also use nitrile coated garden gloves to help you keep a grip on things and prevent skin burns. I follow these steps and the hoses go on like butter!

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Re: AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 10:42:08 am »
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Potatohead, that looks like a winner.  I have one of those coffee cup curly-cues that will work I think.  I'll give it a shot tomorrow, and see how it goes. 
I also applaud the use of a hair dryer.  I was at wit's end on how to safely put these together.  Last year, I used a Bic, but it was touch and go, and not always a success.  J

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Re: AWS Hoses are Hard to Install
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2017, 10:44:42 am »
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If you precut the lengths of 1/8" tubing, you can do the difficult assembly to the sensors & the fitting on the other end indoors.

In another thread I suggested using at least 2x the length of small tubing. Each winter requires cutting off a small amount of the tubing from the main line in order to bring the sensors in, hence the need for extra tubing.The purpose is, come winter, to allow disassembly from the source end rather than the sensor end where the danger of breaking off the nipple is greatest.

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