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I cant get old hose out of the male elbow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by dingybigfoot, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. dingybigfoot

    dingybigfoot Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    i cant get the old hose out of the male elbow. Any advice on getting it out?
    i ended up putting the coupler directly into the hydra ram.
    will this cause problems?? also a little fluid spilled out when i took the elbow out of
    the ram. should i top up?? it wasnt alot of fluid.
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A little heat and soak it with Fluid Film. Angle to rams a few times to get air out and then top off the resevior .
     
  3. dingybigfoot

    dingybigfoot Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    thanks man! i'm gonna do that right now!
     
  4. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 140

    The elbow takes strain off the hose and makes for better clearance. If you can't separate the elbow from the old hose, just buy a new brass elbow with the right gender ends from the hardware store. It's less than $2, why mess around with something that may fail when it costs so little to buy a new one?