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colemj
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Re: Getting hoses off

This is a common problem that kicks me constantly. If you have enough spare hose length, the one thing that always works for me is to cut off the hose square at the end of the barb, then carefully slice the remaining bit lengthwise along the barb until you can pry it loose.

Of course, eventually you run out of spare hose length. And you need stitches from trying to carefully slice the remaining bit lengthwise along the barb...

I laugh at all the warnings and technical articles about double clamping hoses, and making sure the clamps are in specific orientations, and making sure you use only specific types and styles of clamps, etc. It seems like every time I slip a hose over a barb, it welds itself on and is never coming off again.

Mark

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