Shrink a hosepipe id

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  1. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys. Any tips on how to shrink the internal diameter of a micro bore hose.? Just bought an inline tap but the hose blows off it as its too loose. Cheers!
     
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  2. All Round Cleaning

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    Jubilee clip mate .
    Or one of those clips that you crimp each side with pliers .
     
  3. Belfastcleaning

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    Not sure if you can shrink the hose, I bought wrong size tap, had to buy a bigger connection just
     
  4. All Round Cleaning

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    If you cant shrink it do it like this .

    Wrap insulation tape on the barb part of the inline tap until it is a snug fit and then use a jubilee clip or one of them squeezable pipe clips .
     
  5. All Round Cleaning

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    If you cant shrink it do it like this .

    Wrap insulation tape on the barb part of the inline tap until it is a snug fit and then use a jubilee clip or one of them squeezable pipe clips .
     
  6. harunh

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    ^^^ Good idea ^^^
     
  7. mark m

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    Dont waste your time trying to bodge it,it will keep leaking order the right 8mm fittings and wait a couple of days and do it right
     
  8. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    It is an 8mm barb and a 8mm hose. Still loose
     
  9. Belfastcleaning

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    Are you using jubilee clips or o rings? This shouldn't happen mate? Are you sure the fitting is 8mm?
     
  10. H MAN

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    If the hose has to go on the barb and slips?

    Try using a small cable tie around the hose should hold it on OK.
     
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