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Old 12-29-2006, 02:42 PM
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AN sizes

I haved moved from the hose clamp and rubber tube era of my life and have gone to AN fittings with braided hose....I now need to know how to size the fittings according to the numbers (6AN 8AN ETC) can someone please help with this question...thx

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Take the AN number and put a 16 under it. That's the fraction size, so a 6AN is 6/16 or 3/8", a 8AN is 8/16 or 1/2" and so on and so forth.
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Hey Rick, I wish I new that simple math , I have a box of AN fittings trying to get the right size.
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No prob. That's how it works.
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How ironic, I just made this life move yesterday myself and came on here looking for this same Q&A.
I bought some some -6 along with some 3/8 fuel line... its a real b!$ch getting them on even without the hoses being braided.
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Be prepared to lose some blood from shredded finger tips unless you get a Koul Tool http://www.koultools.com/ (or Speedway)

I found out about this tool too late - my finger tips are now about back to normal but still have trouble typing.

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That black lightweight line is great and it does not shread your skin.
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fittings

I use metal tape on mine when I cut, that way there are no fuzzies.
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How ironic, I just made this life move yesterday myself and came on here looking for this same Q&A.
I bought some some -6 along with some 3/8 fuel line... its a real b!$ch getting them on even without the hoses being braided.

Pick up an Aircraft Mechanic's Handbook and it will explain in detail how to do the hoses. They're tough, even done the simple way. That is why they work so well. If you can't get them together, you can't get them apart either.
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