Repairing Compressor hose

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Old 07-12-12, 07:29 AM
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Repairing Compressor hose

I have a 50ft compressor hose that has a small hole in it (melted).
Is there a reasonably inexpensive kit or how to cut the hose and attach new fittings?

I'm not looking to spend much as it's not a real high quality hose. I just feel bad tossing it when I could very well cut it and make two shorter hoses that will come in handy down the road.
 
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There can be a lot of pressure in there, I can't think of any way to patch it which would hold up.
 
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If I was still working on site (mine site), I could simply cut it and recrimp some new fittings which would give me two shorter hoses. Being that I am not on site and probably won't get out of the office for a few more years, I'll need to look into doing it myself.

I suspect the cost of repair will be more then a new hose (of equal quality) which will result in the hose getting tossed.
 
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Yeah, sadly, I kinda view these things as disposable as well.
 
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Shop Air Hose Repair Made Easy! - YouTube

Check the comments on this...seems you can get repair couplings for about $5
 
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Ya, I don't remember the cost but you can buy fittings that will either give you 2 shorter hoses or connect the two back together.

Something like this - Hose Mender, 1/2 In, Brass - Push On Hose Fittings - Distribution Equipment - 6AFL9 : Grainger Industrial Supply they come in different sizes.
 
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Few years ago, first day having this brand new 100' 1/4" braid hose. Nice. No kinks. Weather didn't affect it. Second shot, my helper drove a nail right through it I used the barbed brass fitting Marksr suggested with two worm gear clamps and it was good as new, but a reminder to my helper everytime he ran his hand down the hose to coil it up.
 
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That looks like a good solution to me, one which would make me abandon thoughts of patching the hose.
 
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Yeah...if you use the clamp type (and don't need to remind your helper)...wrap the entire connection in electrical tape.

Back in my Navy days...you'd be amazed at the number of splices in the big air hose they used in the shipyards. Guess that was something they couldn't charge to the Gov.
 
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Those fittings and a couple clamps would be cheaper then buying a new hose.
It will also give me two hoses that can be used in the new garage which will be hard piped with compressor cuplers throughout the garage.
 
 

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