Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

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    Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    I have been working on my gauntlets on and off and now that they are nearly done I am looking at the extra plastic on the ends of the right gauntlet intended to hold the hoses on and I was wondering if anyone has shortened theirs?

    After looking at the length of the plastic I am nervous that it will snap off later with pressure from the hoses. I am thinking about shortening them to probably an inch in length if not a half and then drilling the holes of the hose a touch for the hoses fit over the plastic and calling it a day.

    Any tips or thoughts? What have you guys done.

    thanks!

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    Re: Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    can you post a pic of the part in question? i don't remember extra plastic on my kit, but it's been a while.

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    Re: Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    Attached is the photo of my gauntlet in progress. I have circled the part I'm talking about with a light cyan.

    -Jon
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    Re: Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    I didn't have that extra "stick" piece on my Ruffkin Gauntlets...

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    Re: Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    Sorry. Can't help...I removed those resin casts and went with actual brass hose connectors. I would recommend doing this. Here is a thread with tutorial by BatNinja:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...hose+connector

    I remember what you are talking about though and would imagine it will have to do with your hose length and whether you are putting a lot of stress on them with movement. The resin is of questionable strength and could very easily break.

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    Re: Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    i bet that's what they are for, but i wouldn't trust them myself. mine didn't come that way, but it was a couple of years ago.

    on my man o war gauntlets i used the cast in plastic host connectors and promptly snapped them off. i then drilled in and inserted wood dowels. i thought about using metal, but snapping a 3" long piece of 3/8" hardwood isn't easy, and wood is lighter.

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    Re: Curious about hose attachments to Chuck Ruffing's Gauntlets

    thanks so much for your suggestions! I am glad to know that I am getting advice from experienced peopel and not just "winging" it to see how long I can last...

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