Oxygen / acetylene hose repair

Old 10-08-22, 10:45 AM
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Oxygen / acetylene hose repair

I have a good 25 oxygen acetylene hose that rats chewed a hole in the middle. Ive seen splice kits online by a company called Forney with crimp fittings. Id have to buy a crimp tool for this. Can I just go to Lowes or Home Depot and get a standard 3/8 barbed coupling and just clamp it with hose clamps?

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My concern would be the clamps catching on an obstruction and becoming loose. Can you locate the tightening screws on the clamps between the 2 hoses and wrapping them with tape to limit their exposure?
Old 10-08-22, 12:16 PM
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That is one type of hose I would not be wanting to patch, just get a new one!
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would also just buy a new one.
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Old 10-08-22, 02:18 PM
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Most of the "better" hoses are 1/4".
The 25' Goodyear rubber hose sets run in the $45 range.
Definitely a worthwhile investment.
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The forney crimp tool is $43 on Amazon, but i'd be tempted to replicate it with regular vice grips and a section of steel pipe split lengthwise.

If you repair the hose you'll know right away if it's successful: pressurize the hose with the torch valves off, and watch the regulators to see if pressure drops.

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