The Shields Rubber 2" exhaust
hose (with wire) going from my waterlift muffler
has a union (not sure why) which has very slow leak. The current
coupling appears to be stainless steel
, but I'm not entirely sure. I replaced all 4 hose clamps and have cranked them down as hard as possible by hand and it's still dripping. I can use a power drill to tighten the hose clamps more, but was concerned about overdoing it.
Just in case the existing stainless coupler is slightly off size-wise, I'm going to try to replace this coupling with a new fiberglass
If that doesn't work
, I know you're not supposed to use sealant
on these exhaust
hoses, but thought it might be acceptable for a union like this where you'd likely just cut the hose out if you ever wanted to replace it. I have a bottle of Rectorseal SlowDry/Soft Set #5 pipe thread sealant
that would almost certainly do the trick, but thought I should ask first.