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Old 05-19-2014, 07:55 PM
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Default Aeroquip hose constantly unraveling

I'm trying to assemble some smaller diameter Aeroquip hose (-6 and -4). With the bigger sizes I never seemed to have any problems, but with these lines I can't seem to keep the braid on it.

The procedure I use is :
- wrapping the hose with tape
- cutting it off with a cutting wheel
- taking the tape off and trying to put the cap on

What's the trick here ?
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Try only having enough tape on the side you're using that you don't have to remove it.
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Try only having enough tape on the side you're using that you don't have to remove it.
Well, that is the problem. It's not possible to get the cap over the tape.

Never had this problem with the larger lines, only the smaller ones.
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Did you use those adapters ? Do they actually work ?

Damn my fingers are almost bleeding from the frayed ends.
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I`m cutting my stuff with a fine tooth hacksaw....taped of course
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I'm using a thin Dremel cut off wheel and painter's masking tape: actually, the cheap crappy tape works best..... Wrap it tight, two layers max..... Cut the braided hose and just leave the tape in place, when you twist the hose end on there it'll push the tape a little so as soon as the hose end covers the braids pull or cut the tape off.....
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I use electrical tape and wind it very tight
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In use this, works great perfect cuts every time.

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I use a sharp chisel and a block of aluminum. A couple of shots w/ sledge and you have a nice clean cut- NO tape required. Braid stays bonded to the rubber because it's not heated-pulled-stretched.

If you are in disbelief - watch the video. I was able to take as little as 1 inch off some AN 6 line- try that w/ anything else!!!

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