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Hoses

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by knave, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    I know what you guys are saying. I use YJ. But my problem is that the gauges always turn around backwards.
     
  2. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    I ordered some yj low loss hoses today.
     
  3. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I prefer ball valves
     
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  4. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    Good luck getting them into tight spaces. I had them for the very first set back in 2006.

    The kobras still work perfectly, if they start giving out I'll try CP or Robinair ball valve hoses.
     
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  5. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    I've had good luck with them. Easier to turn with the larger end.
    But after a few years the seals go out. And the repair kit is 11$ per hose. And a new set of hoses is $69 free shipping.
     
  6. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    I've been using Kobra hoses since they came out but I don't get the low loss.

    Lasts longer and stays flexable compared to the Jellow Hackits I used to get
     
  7. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    I like the Parker 1/2" hoses :D
     
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  8. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Copper is da bomb.
     
  9. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    Thanks for wishing me good luck! :rolleyes: :D
     
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  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Always a pessimist. :nono:
     
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  11. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    I wonder what Stan wants for those hoses in the break room.
     
  12. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    A realist... I've tried all the yj hoses and didn't like them personally
     
  13. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    Always a pessimist :nono:
     
  14. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    Yes,yes! I am looking forward to the little comments occasionally about how great they are :lachen:
     
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  15. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    I already love them and they're not even shipped yet! :)
     
  16. Chuck

    Chuck The Other Dude

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    Google this: choice-supported bias

    :D
     
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  17. coldsnap

    coldsnap -20 on the money

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    A good mechanic hardly even uses hoses or gauges. Just feel the lines and dump in freon to beer can cold or ice cream cold depending on application.
    :D
     
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  18. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    No it's rubber
     
  19. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    One of my main Beefs with ball valves was that they would spray refrigerant when you hooked/unhooked them to high side 410a.

    After I ordered these low loss ones, I remembered that 410a will be quite rare at this job, and most of the valves are king valves! Still can't get it right! Lol.
     
  20. lytning

    lytning I'm not old, I just woke up this way

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    Just go to united and tell them what you want.'
     
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