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samstk

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hose fittings
« on: June 18, 2022, 02:58:18 pm »
Any tips for getting the hose on the fittings of the AWS? I had to use boiling water and the hose got so hot I almost burned my fingers before they would actually go on the barbs. I need connect the smaller hose fittings in place, so this was actually impossible. I had to use a larger diameter hose.

Any suggestions???

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Re: hose fittings
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 09:22:06 am »
You only need to warm the tubing a little bit, boiling water is way too hot. For adding fittings in a similar situation I've used a BBQ starter and hitting the tubing with the flame for about a second. Unconventional, and maybe unwise,  but it worked for me
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