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Old 12-11-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Assemlbing braided hose onto -AN fitting

anyone have any tips or good links, i don't know if i'm being retarded but these things are a pain in ***

specifically how far do you need to get the hose into the red fitting

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Get a big chisel, heavy hammer and a chunk of aluminum or steel. The chisel leaves a clean cut and make assembly easy. Lay the hose on your chunk of metal and give the chisel a couple hard wacks.


Great how to video!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDSozy6MZto
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Whoa!!! Well Done!
Super simple new feature that Rick added. With a new post screen there is a YouTube button and all you need to do is put in the YouTube vid ID#. Awesome new feature.
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haha well that looks easy in the video, no way can i do that with these parts
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haha well that looks easy in the video, no way can i do that with these parts

What do you mean?
It really is that easy. I do quite a bit with braided hose at work.
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i managed to get the hose in the end but the blue fitting i couldn't get started into the hose so i pulled it back out and now it's all fucked up
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Are you taping the hose while you make your cut? That's the only way I could get an end that would feed in without fraying.

There are probably about $80 in fittings in the woods around my old house. I understand your frustration.
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What brand of stuff are you using. I recently switched from Earls to Goodridge and assembly is much easier.
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well now i think i put the hose too far in, with these aluminum fittings i'm too afraid to tighten anymore
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**** this, this is just dumb, i'll measure what i need and pay someone to do it.
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There are probably about $80 in fittings in the woods around my old house. I understand your frustration.
I know what you mean,whenever I do SS braided hoses & ends I don't want anyone to talk to me or near me.
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What brand of stuff are you using. I recently switched from Earls to Goodridge and assembly is much easier.
I find the Earl's fittings are the hardest ones to assemble and try to avoid using them if I can.I use the Aeroquip hose & fittings.
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I used the summit branded fittings and didn't have any trouble. One fitting didn't want to work right, so i pulled it off, retrimmed the hose, and put it back together. After that it worked fine. The trick is to use LOTS of motor oil during assembly.
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i guy at work got one end on for me. he used masking tape and used this tiny hacksaw which made a really nice cut. poured a ton of motor oil into the fitting and put the hose in without removing the tape, worked better than what i did.
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JIC fittings with blue slip on ftw!
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