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Re: Double clamp your hoses....
Most of our freshwater system is PEX as well. The translucent hoses are typically on raw water head intakes and the stuff the OEM used does form to the barbs. I've replaced a couple, with a hose that doesn't. It looks darker and the reinforcement looks like a solid plastic ribbon, rather than the string-like thread. I have no recollection of brand or exact model of the upgraded hose. The engines and air conditioners use reinforced black rubber hoses, which do not form to the barb. The waste lines are the worst, they clearly form to the barbs. All these hoses come off easily, if you heat them.
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