Solution hoses harder to connect

Josh Almanza

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Is there a reason my solution hoses are getting harder to connect prior to starting job? Once I ps using my hydro force I close the ball valve and bleed pressure off before connecting to my wand...but it’s bit of a struggle now just to connect solution hose after applying my ps.
 

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I believe the heat and pressure causes the male qd to flare making it harder to get the female over it. I have ground some to get a little more life out them but replacement is best. I rarely have it happen with stainless steel but brass ones fail often.
 

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Yep. The pressure make the bearings pein down the Male fitting flare. You can use a pocket knife to trim the flash a bit, or a file if you have one.

O-rings also get stiff from heat and probably, chemical exposure. A little Vaseline, silicon grease or for that matter, chapstick on the male fitting will rub off and make insertion easier. First one of you pervs who suggests KY jelly gets kicked outta Sunday school.

Bottom line is if you do not use something, you are chafing and abrading the o-rings. Use lube.
 
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I've washed mine with water but never lubed. I just replace them when they get to be to much trouble.
 
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Ill have Saiger do a video so you dont F up
I apparantley had it already done for Ofer from 2015 (notice the old Wrap....was early 2015)

I went out in the cold for this one people!

Enjoy this moment brought to you by Mark Saiger and Saiger's Steam Clean :rockon::biggrin:

Oh....and lube your connectors if they are sticking :biggrin:

 
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If your fittings are not going on easily they either need cleaning and lubrication or replaced if pressure is going past a closed ball valve.
 

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