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#1 Cook

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:46 PM

Hi all.  Just wondering if you can use normal rubber hose on push lock fittings.  I know they want you to use push lock hose but does it matter as long as you have the correct hose for the application and clamp it?

 

Reason being I'm after a 120o hose end from the firewall for my heater hoses (90o just sticks out a bit far) and cant find that angle in standard heater hose fittings. Thanks in advance.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:04 PM

Heater hose onto a push on barn should work with a clamp. I have done it before.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 07:01 PM

I've usef std fuel hoses with push lock fittings with no problems, but that is under 3psi.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 07:51 PM

Thanks gents.  I can't see that it would be an issue but I haven't seen the fittings in real life.  Cheers Ron



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:06 AM

I've tried to remove hoses from push lock fittings and have needed to slice it along the length of the barb, otherwise it's not going anywhere.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:34 PM

More good positive stuff.  Thanks James.  Now to source some that aren't going to cost and arm and leg LOL. Cheers Ron



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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:12 AM

you really should use push lock hose on push lock fitting as the weave in the hose is designed to pull tight when pressurized or pulled on, and dont clamp it at the barb edges will cut the hose inside causing it to fail.

i use Parker brand pushlok for air lines to run rattle guns , no hose clamps poking out catching things. a spot of paint inside the hose and on the barb glues it on nicely .

you can get away with regular hose  but use a wire weave type clamp between the barb edges.

 

 

https://www.parker.c...reX/4281 B1.pdf

 

ps. mine site fitter  :D






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