Straight barbed connector sizes

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Beccy, Mar 2, 2016.

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  1. Beccy

    Beccy Active Member
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    I've done a diy tubeless conversion on my poles and love it. So the pole hose now lives on the hose reel and I'm wanting a slimmer permanent connection to the microbore. I use 6mm microbore and standard yellow pole hose.

    I got what I thought I needed, a straight barbed reducer, 6mm to 5mm but it's really leaky and can pull apart quite easily. I'd rather not have o rings or jubilee clips if possible.

    I guess I bought the wrong size, will an extra mm on each side be enough to sort it? What does everyone ride use for their tubeless setups?

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  2. CHWS

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    What did you use to make yours tubeless? I have barbed connectors on my pole hose to microbire and it doesn't leak , the odd time it would spray out a wee bit
     
  3. Beccy

    Beccy Active Member
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    I used the diy method that a few people on here have posted about using a rectus 21 fitting.

    For attaching the pole hose to reel hose I used a 6mm to 5mm straight barb connector and that's the problem. What size did you use?
     
  4. CHWS

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    I actually just have my old push barb connectors on it still , I can't even remember the size but I remember putting then in boiling water to put them on and they've never came loose
     
  5. Beccy

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    I'll maybe just go one size up and see if that works. :)
     
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    There is a thread on DIY tubeless you only need a John Guest fitting it's easy.
     
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    Beccy Active Member
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    I've already done that, but I want a slimline and permanent connection between my microbore and the pole hose that now lives on the hose reel.

    I've just ordered a barbed connector 1mm bigger than what I tried first. Fingers crossed it will be a better fit.
     
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