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Working with hose and fitting

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by T-Trim, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. T-Trim

    T-Trim Senior Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 207

    We're Started to change out our old rubber hoses for the green flex hose normally used in the fert and squirt side of the lawn care business. How do you guys install that tubing? We have that stuff and its a pain to install on the barb. Are we using the wrong type of barb fitting? Is the hose sized differently then other hose that fit barb fitting? Any help would be greatly appreciate.
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    hose fights

    1.The issue with barbed hose fittings and the hose or
    "a" hose is barbed fittings are molded with one identical
    size of barb design for each barb scaled up for the
    individual hoses inside diameter.

    2. the rubber quality of the inner carcass
    3. the braid "thread count" of the weave reinforcement

    What you need to do is always have a very and I mean
    very hot!!, hot bucket of water handy to soak the ends
    of the hose in to allow them to expand and then slip
    them over the barbed ends of the fittings and you will
    have no issues.

    If your fittings are loose it will help to place them in a
    freezer the night before to create shrinkage in the fitting
    to allow the fittingot slip into the heated hose end even
    quicker to the stop ring cast into the barb fitting.
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    You can also use a heat gun to heat the hose up. Just be careful not to hold the heat gun in one place too long.
  4. T-Trim

    T-Trim Senior Member
    from NE OH
    Messages: 207