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Re: Getting hoses off
I always find it difficult to get hoses off and have enjoyed reading all the solutions offered on this thread. I especially like the bent removal tool depicted a couple pages back, might try to pick up one of those.
But it seems like I almost always damage the end of a hose when getting it off a barbed fitting, especially if heat was used (usually is) to get it on or it's not a tiny hose like on my refrig cooling pump so I worry that if I reuse that possibly damaged end it might decide to spring a leak someday when I'm not looking. Sometimes there's enough extra hose so I can remove a couple of inches of damaged hose and slip the remainder back on but frequently that's not the case so I keep a pretty good assortment of spare hose onboard because I end up having to replace the whole hose in question.
One solution offered has been to splice in a short section just prior to the pump or fitting. I've done that a few times on fresh water hoses but like to avoid splices to below the waterline salt water hoses such as for cooling air conditioning.
I understand that in this case access is difficult so don't have anything to offer other than what others have posted. For a hose like this that carries water below the waterline, I think I'd try really hard to replace the whole length and maybe leave a couple extra inches of hose so the next time I have to remove it there will be enough so I can just shorten it by the length of the barb and there will still be enough to slip the remainder back on. Good luck!
One last thing, as has been mentioned a Dremel tool does a good job cutting those difficult sanitation hoses with spiral plastic inside but another tool that makes a nice clean cut is a plunge saw. I know it's a little odd to keep one of those onboard but I also use it for sanding in difficult spots.
Last edited by jtsailjt; 01-26-2020 at 01:40 PM.