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Hoses

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

  1. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I have calibrated hands, they tell temperature, weight, amp draw, and humidity
     
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  2. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    Ahhh, the Multi-Handometer! :loltard:
     
  3. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    the hoses of days gone past were flexible.
    today's crap is semi ridgid, impossible to fiddle with.
    kinda like the groom's trouser snake at his bachelor's party
    :alcy:
     
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  4. MOFO the psychic gorilla

    MOFO the psychic gorilla sitting on two achers

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    Check for Cold-Flex hose.
    You may have seen it on flared pressure controls.
    Super flexable.
    Wanted to make a set of service hoses with the stuff. They might even sell it premade with the quick connect fittings.
     
  5. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    The gauges will still rotate backward so you only see the backside
     
  6. somedude

    somedude Senior Stalker & PITA, aka zachhvac

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    Mostly big ones anymore
     
  7. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Where I work now there's old techs that only like to use analog gauges.
     
  8. lytning

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

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    Black hoses from United with ball valves. 3/8 hoses
     
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  9. crackertech

    crackertech assholiness *

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    I resemble that :D
     
  10. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    60" with seperate YJ ball valves seems to be my preference.
     
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  11. Fred Meebley

    Fred Meebley New Member

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    I have the same problem with my YJ ball valves. When I discovered I could adjust the shrader depressor in them, it helped a lot.
     
  12. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Still stems vary, and as the oring gets smashed it won't set down far enough
     
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  13. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    Never liked low loss fittings, never liked ball valves much either. Rather burn my fingers:D
     
  14. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

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    4 years on my JB Kobra low loss hoses. One rebuild so far. Best hoses I've tried in 12 years.
     
  15. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    Where is the weakest link?
     
  16. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Definitely the ball valves or low loss o-rings.
     
  17. frozensolid

    frozensolid Psychologist's Dream

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    The last time I bought hoses I bought yellow jacket and they were still soft and flexible. I never liked low loss fittings I always used a supco ca1 valve for my high side. It is a valve with a screw in depressor. Put on hose screw in depressor...when done back out depressor, pump into suction. No finger burn, no lost gas and never worry about depressor depressing.

    http://www.supco.com/web/supco_live/products/CA1.html

    BTW my suction hose is the only hose I use with a depressor. Everything else no depressor it sure moves gas faster.
     
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  18. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    I carried separate low loss fittings for places I knew I couldn't screw/unscrew the hoses quickly and hard right angles. Very useful especially on high side but I rarely used them low side. Also had separate ball valves.
     
  19. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    Splain me on the high side Dennis
     
  20. Fred Meebley

    Fred Meebley New Member

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    I had one but it was a different brand.
    https://www.amazon.com/Industries-A...srs=9315173011&ie=UTF8&qid=1501542521&sr=8-18
    It worked amazingly well until the o-ring fell out. Come to think of it, it wasn't a valve, just a screw in depressor that screwed onto the end of my ball valve. I might have to check out the supco.