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hydro assist hose building

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Has anyone made their own hydro assist hoses using aeroquip ends and green 1500 psi hose? I have a supply of 1/4" at the shop I can use. Thanks
     
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    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    I'd say unless you make the stuff for customers all the time, go to your local Napa or other chain-parts-house, and have them make the hydro hose for you. Our local Napa makes all of our hydro hoses for our flatbeds, so I know they work.
     
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I make hoses for our hydrolics at work for out trucks and trailers but just curious if anyone has used the screw together aeroquips for steering setup
     
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    Is that 1500 working or 1500 burst? If burst then no. If the hose is intended for those fittings then I'd say go for it.

    One note of concern though, 1/4" is too small. Tom Lee, of Lee PS, says 3/8" (or -6) and NO sharp 90* fittings. Use the tube style 90's.
     
  5. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah its the fitting made for that style hose. I'll try it an see but I personally can't see any problems myself. I guess 1/4" x 48" or so.
     

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