Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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Keep some water boiling on your stove, if you have one, and soak the end in the water for a few minutes before you try and push it on the fitting.
Using boiling water instead of a torch means that you won't damage/melt your hoses.
Patience and persistence is the answer.
I've seen "Hose Lube" at the chandlery, but it is expensive. No idea whether it is worth the cost or not.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown