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Old 05-10-2012, 01:54 PM
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Repairing my own 3/8" air hoses???

I hate the screw clamp method of repairing my air hose ends on the standard Goodyear 3/8" ID 300psi air hoses.

I would much rather have them like new again using ferrules and a good crimper.

I've done a little searching but haven't found a good source for buying the ferrules. I've seen some on ebay but they sell only 10. I'd like to be able to get a box of 25, 50 or 100 ferrules. Plus I don't know if the ebay ones are the right size or not.

I've seen some crimpers on ebay too but I don't know what is best to get for this specific purpose.

Help and/or links will be appreciated.

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:03 PM
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We cut Air Hoses at work a lot. We sell Parker Hannifin Fittings for Hydraulics, make Hoses and use those to repair them-I would recommend going to your local NAPA (if it's a good Hose) and have them or someone who makes/repairs Hydraulic Hoses-

You could also buy seom reuseable Fittings from Summit and repair it that way-
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Check out this product from John H. Foster, it replaces the old fitting and simply screws together. They are available in quantity and for air hoses 3/8" or 1/2" CLICK HERE There is a video on YouTube under air hose repair.
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You can get both ferrels and crimper through Graingers. I got some not to long ago.
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check with McMaster Carr as well as they have a good inventory of items we need at times..

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I decided that I would rather have the ferrules and crimp versus the threaded tube and nut type. I think they well be a little less bulky.

I found a great price on ferrules on ebay. $11.99 for a box of 50 and free shipping. These are Amflo brand and are .656 ID and 1" long. I used a micrometer on my 3/8" Goodyear hose (with the barb on) and it measured .650. So, it appears these are the ones to get.

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Now, I just need to decide on which crimper to get. I'm looking at this one on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130543592357?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

It's kind of expensive but may be somewhat versatile if I want to do other size hoses down the road.

Maybe this one would be sufficient for cheaper though:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FCJF8O/ref=oss_product
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I decided that I would rather have the ferrules and crimp versus the threaded tube and nut type. I think they well be a little less bulky.

I found a great price on ferrules on ebay. $11.99 for a box of 50 and free shipping. These are Amflo brand and are .656 ID and 1" long. I used a micrometer on my 3/8" Goodyear hose (with the barb on) and it measured .650. So, it appears these are the ones to get.

Ebay Link

Now, I just need to decide on which crimper to get. I'm looking at this one on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130543592357?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

It's kind of expensive but may be somewhat versatile if I want to do other size hoses down the road.

Maybe this one would be sufficient for cheaper though:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FCJF8O/ref=oss_product
Ayuh,.... I've found that 1/2" Pex tubing crimp bands fit Perfectly on my 3/8" air hoses...
'course, I use the Pex crimper on 'em,...

Same crimp rings, 'n crimper I use for plumbin' the house...
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i want to thank you Mr. DanTwoLakes for posting a link to those replacement hose fittings.
we had them at the shop i used to work at. i absolutely loved them.
the new boss bought new hoses and tossed most of old hoses when i was off work and we ended up with only 1 or 2 of them.
the name had worn off long ago and owner of the place we got them from had retired and closed down.
now to find a place that sells them locally.

roger1, if you haven't ever used those replacement fittings, you should at least try them once.
i like them better than the crimped on fittings that comes on the new hoses.
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If you don't want to spend the money on a pair of crimpers, you can use a vise or you can use a set of End Nippers. Just make sure you crimp both sides evenly

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roger1, if you haven't ever used those replacement fittings, you should at least try them once.
i like them better than the crimped on fittings that comes on the new hoses.
I like the idea of having them as original. I've already got boxes of 50 each for 4 different sizes of ferrules. My crimper will be here today.

I also think it makes it more versatile for different size hoses going my. Those Foster fittings are expensive. I can now make custom length hoses very inexpensively.

Those boxes of 50 ferrules are about $14. Not only is it the correct way to do it, that's a lot cheaper than PEX rings too.
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searching yahoo for replacement air hose fittings turns up the barbed fittings for use with either hose clamps or crimps. so i want to mention that the key word from that link was "reusable"

with the reusable fittings, you can repair a hose very quickly.
there are other companies that make the reusable fittings. Milton was the brand we had.
yes, they are not cheap, but they also last a very long time. the ones we had were probably ~15 years old when they got tossed out, but they were still very much usable.
they were used in an automotive shop where we also sold a lot of tires, so they did see a lot of use, and a lot of air hoses over the years.
i found a parts house that says they can get the Milton reusable fittings, now that i gave them the part numbers.
not everyone likes them, but to me they are worth every penny they sell for
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Just like they are supposed to be.

Cheap, easy and no bulk to them.

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