Fitting and hose really tight...

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Fitting and hose really tight...

Postby jcanady20 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:27 pm

This is my first build and the tubing and fittings are aggressively tight. I feel like I'm having to put to much pressure to get the hose onto the fitting.

I do realize you want it tight but the seems a bit too much.

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Re: Fitting and hose really tight...

Postby Izerous » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:22 am

Some tubing is a bit harder than others which means a little extra force is needed to get it over the fittings. A very simple trick is to heat up a mug of water in the microwave. You don't want it boiling but you want it quite warm and dip the end of the tube in it letting it sit for a while (you need to experiment here a bit depending on how bad it is). Doing so will soften the ends making it much easier to slide over the fitting then let it cool.
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