What are the best hose fittings (opinions please)?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by window washer, May 27, 2011.

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  1. As with most of us I currently use the hoselock type click fittings for my WFP van system. I use them on my DI vessel, on the inlet and outlet of the pre-filters, same on the 40/40 membrane, hose...and so on.
    They all eventually leak and I seem to change the one on the hose weekly as they constantly leak.
    Is there anything that is reasonaly priced that lasts a little longer as it is costing me a fortune?
     
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  2. nearlyclean

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    have a look at these for the hose fittings,but it means using microbore hose which to be honest is lot easier to work with http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/EZ-Snap_Range.html
     
  3. Thanks Nearly.
    Oddly enough I have a load of these connections as they were given to me when I bought various parts for my system by the shop but I just stored them away as I never knew what they were for.
    Next question then - my van system uses standard garden hose to connect the various parts (assume 12mm) and then on my rear bumper I have a four connection plate fitted so I can work with the van locked. The fitments are standard hoselock so 12mm is fine as is my hose width which is 8mm minibore (I bought this as I assumed this is the standard WFP hose to use) but I doubt I can place 6mm microbore straight into a hoselock connection.
    DO you thread a few inches of the micro into the mini and hoseclip it or is there :shy:a more professional way?
    I was not aware that some WC use microbore as there standard hose. This must be a lot eeasier as the 8mm is bloody heavy.
     
  4. nearlyclean

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    you can use this adaptor to reduce from 12mm to 6mm http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_FIT_HZLK_POLETAIL.html or you slip a short length of 12mm hose over 6mm superglue sandwiched between and a couple of hose clips
     
  5. Perfect, thanks Nearly.
    Looks like yet another day adjusting my set up.
    It becomes an obsession!!!!
     
  6. Gav

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    Lol ye it does that!
     
  7. nearlyclean

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    The quest for the ultimate set up LOL
     
  8. Perfect set-up - never happen!
    I spend hours tinkering then someone posts a new set up on this site and I actually find myself getting jealeous.
    I think I may soon starting living in the van LOL.
    Must be a mid-life crisis!!!!!
     
  9. Gav

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    Lol I am the same I look at pics of other set ups and think I wish I had that.
     
  10. Oh Dear,
    Perhaps you should set up a new forum - The WFP system enthusiast forum.
    Time to get a life!!!!
     
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