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Old 10-12-2011, 12:02 PM
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Default Time to Retire the Air Hose....

I'm not sure how long I've had this particular hose in the shop, but I bet I bought it at Builder's Square - that should date it a bit....what, 15 years or so? Interestingly enough, this had no external leaks (yet), but clearly it was leaking from an end fitting into the outer jacket.



Something to remember if you're plumbing your shop and considering burying flexible air hose anywhere - they don't last forever!

(Oh yeah - this one has been retired!)
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:12 PM
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I find you can wrap these guys in duct tape and get a couple more months out of them
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:17 PM
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Default A little pool, anyone?

I'm thinking you should start a pool for when that sucker's gonna blow, Paul.

I figure that it's liable to explode just about the time you're doing something really delicate, like cutting the canopy. What's your next touchy project and when are you planning to start?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:44 PM
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:57 PM
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Smile yes Paul---retire it!

BUT---be careful of the inexpensive ones you can get at a major home improvement warehouse ------ask me how I know ----- after 3 months of use!
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No----I'm not using teflon for my shop hoses--
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:01 PM
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I suppose the clinical term for that would be "Pneumatic Line Aneurysm"!
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:41 PM
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At least it will leak only air. I had a water hose connected to my washing machine inside the house that looked like that.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:16 PM
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I find you can wrap these guys in duct tape and get a couple more months out of them
Cut out the bad part and use a barbed coupler and a couple of hose clamps.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Lunch time

Your hose just ate a mouse for lunch...

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Your hose just ate a mouse for lunch...

Don
When will it shed its skin?
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