The first step is to mark...
The first step is to mark the length of hose you will be using. Keep in mind where in the fitting the hose ends for better accuracy. Wrap electrical tape around the hose with the mark in the center of the tape.
Assembling The Hoses
Instead of using hard line or regular rubber hose, we used Earl's Pro-Lite 350 hose. This stuff is really easy to work with and it's very pliable for routing. Though not required, there are some special tools that help make assembly much easier. We used Earl's aluminum vise jaw liners, Earl's aluminum -AN wrenches, electrical tape, and a cutoff wheel.
Next, cut the hose with a...
Next, cut the hose with a fine-disc cutoff tool. You can use really sharp hose cutters, but the cutoff wheel works the best.
Remove the tape and push the...
Remove the tape and push the socket side of the fitting over the hose. The hose should end at the bottom of the threaded section in the socket. Put a couple drops of assembly lube on the inside of the hose to help it go together.
Clamp the socket into the...
Clamp the socket into the vice. We used Earl's aluminum vise jaw liners to protect the finish on the fittings. Gently start the nipple side of the fitting into the socket by hand. These are made from aluminum so it's important to be gentle with the threads. Once they are started, finish the assembly with an -AN wrench. We used Earl's aluminum double-sided wrenches for the job. Make sure the hose is not being forced out of the socket while you tighten. The nipple should be within .060-inch of bottoming out on the socket.
|Tools You'll Need |
|Description: ||Part No.: ||Cost: |
|Earl's aluminum vise jaw covers ||005ERL ||$11.25 |
|Earl's 7-piece aluminum -AN wrench set ||230401ERL ||$109.75 |
|Cutoff wheel (Harbor Freight) ||95028-3VGA ||$22.99 |
|Electrical tape (hardware store) ||n/a ||$0.79 |