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Da na na na na...
Got my stuffing box apart...
da na na na na...
brought it on home...
da na na na na...
got it all cleaned up...
da na na na na...
but now the hose is so tight...

Well it's, so tight baby, I can't get the fitting in...

So now I'm singin' ... singin' the stuffing box blues.

OK, ok, I'll stop. But, seriously, the ID for the Buck Algonquin hose is 1 3/4", and the OD for the fitting (the stuffing box body) is about 1 7/8". That extra 1/8" makes it REALLY tough to get it to fit. I left the heat gun on the boat, so that's not an option. Can I boil some water and let the hose soak in it? What other tips do you have for getting it to fit?

Any tips that would also translate well for when I'm installing this on the boat (which I presume has a similarly over-size fitting) are also appreciated.

Before anyone asks...yes, I have 4 of the hose clamps, not just the 2 in the picture.

Enquiring Minds want to Know (i have to do this in May) :)

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