Exhaust hose advice

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Re: Exhaust hose advice

Postby john26 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:38 am

Hey Maestro,
Was it pretty easy getting the Vetus hose on the fittings.I am attempting my install in the drink and am wanting to be quick about it.
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Re: Exhaust hose advice

Postby DougDoty » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 pm

john26 wrote:Has anyone tried using an automotive exhaust pipe expander to loosen things up a bit.


You cannot do this !! Exhaust hose has a hard spirially wound single strand hard wire and will be ruined if you do this. Just cut the old off and use some slippery soap and water to install the new.

Edited: to clarify about how the wire was made in the hose !!
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Re: Exhaust hose advice

Postby john26 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:42 am

Roger that on the expansion tool.It makes sense about damaging the fibers.A little soapy dawn..
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Re: Exhaust hose advice

Postby Busia » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:40 pm

Lots, and lots of soap. More soap you use, the easier it is, and easier to wash your hands when you are done. In some places you can start the hose and then put a 2x4 across the end and smack it with a hammer. Watch out for that wire! If the hose was cut with a saw the wire will be extra sharp. Do yourself a favor and cut it off so it is blunt.-Ed
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Re: Exhaust hose advice

Postby Maestro » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:42 pm

John,

I thought the Vetus hose was very easy to work with. Once the old hose was off, there was rust and scale on the exhaust elbow. I scraped this off and used a bunch of dish soap like others have suggested. New hose went on no problem.

You do have to watch it with that wire in both the old and new hoses. It'll give you one heck of a cut.
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