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Old 24-10-2011, 07:48   #16
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Re: Removing Hoses...need help

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Thought about plumbing in "T's" to facilitate winterizing, but the Admiral and I decided that the best course of action is to start moving each fall to a latitude where it is not necessary.
When I bought my 10-year old boat it had minor drips everywhere. Most would only show up during hard sailing, so they tiresome to find. The PO winterized by yanking hoses and disconecting fittings, and the wear had taken it's toll. After a year of chasing leaks and replacing what was worn the leaks went away, and prevent their return, I installed a few tee's and valves. Winterizing is now an easy 15-minutes process requiring only the turning of a few valves, and all the dripps are gone. Yanking hoses is generally just bad design.

Can't argue against moving a little south, though Fall on the Chesapeake offers the best sailing and cruising of the year and I hate hot weather. Better wind, no bugs, and a heated cabin is cozy at night.

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Old 24-10-2011, 08:27   #17
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Re: Removing Hoses...need help

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A sharp exacto type knife, big screwdriver and lots of profanity. Even if you have decent access hoses can be reluctant to give up.
Slit the hose over the barb attachment and lever it off the barb. Of course you need sufficient hose excess for this to work elegantly. Otherwise you must add to the list above, another length of hose.
I agree. This is absolutely the best way if not the only way for a quick and DNA evidence free method of removing hoses off the barb. When I run into a "length" issue I replace or add a "left-right" coupling/nipple (Google it)(2 pipe pliers and you can undo the fitting without twisting hoses or fighting the fittings and are available in sizes up to 2"). The downside, they're black pipe (good enough for gas/propane and better than galvanized for corrosion (ours are good after 3 years as they're checked each season). I've changed out most of the tough lines now and are little problem and the left/rights allow a quick fitting to be attached to add the antifreeze.


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Old 24-10-2011, 08:39   #18
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Re: Removing Hoses...need help

Heat often works to soften hose. Applying it is another matter.
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Old 24-10-2011, 13:53   #19
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Re: Removing Hoses . . . Need Help

This is a great tool for removing hoses. I run it around the edge of the pipe and pry a little till the hose is loose then I am able to pull the hose off. OTC Tools & Equipment 4521 Hose Removal Tool I bought a different brand and have no connection to any manufacture.
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You put a bit of apple or carrot under their noses and they will follow you anywhere. Don't need heat guns.
Oh sorry. That was for horses not hoses.
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Re: Removing Hoses . . . Need Help

Oh sorry. That was for horses not hoses.

Also works for jackasses.
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