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    Dec 7, 2006, 6:30 PM - Gauntlet hoses #1

    I just recieved my MoW RoTJ gauntlets, stunning quality. What I want to know is what kinda hoses do I need to get and about what lenth?
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    Dec 7, 2006, 11:37 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #2

    I'm also interested in knowing this. I would search the forum but im feeling a bit sluggish and im still at work. 11:37pm CST :***(
  3. Dec 8, 2006, 7:27 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #3

    The hoses are of the clear, braid-reinforced kind. And I believe the diameter is 3/8". But for the length, I suppose that's very much up to the length of your arms But if you count with 40cm each, I think you should be more than fine.

    You can find them in almost any good hardware store
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    Dec 8, 2006, 11:20 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #4

    I've thought about picking up some of the braided hoses made for cars which will slip over the hose to dress up things a bit. I'm sure someones used them somewhere along the line. I was just curious how they looked on our finished gauntlets...Any thoughts?

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    Dec 12, 2006, 6:26 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #5

    I have clear braided (shower) hoses that look good but are a bit stiff still... any other options or ways of making them a bit more flexible?
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    Dec 12, 2006, 1:21 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #6

    I used the clear ones as well with white braid-reinforcment. I also colored them black inside.

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    Dec 12, 2006, 3:27 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #7

    I got a set of hoses like this from Ace Hardware. One thing I have learned is that since they were sitting in the store wound up like a garden hose, they like to stay curved. That being said, be careful when you straighten your arm out to fire a gauntlet dart because the hoses will try and pull the connectors off when they straighten.
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    Dec 12, 2006, 7:24 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #8

    I got my hose from the hardware store too. I drilled a hole in the dart launcher and the flame thrower thingy at the to just a smidge bigger than a pencil. I cut 3 pencils down to size and glued them in. The hose will need drilled out a little, but it makes a fantastic way to attach the hoses!



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    Dec 13, 2006, 9:59 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #9

    I like the look of the clear braided hose. I can only speculate that you've sprayed black paint inside until it was all uniformly covered to give it it's current color? Be prepared folks, I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get started solely on my gauntlets...

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    Dec 13, 2006, 11:52 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #10

    Quote Dha Syntir said: View Post
    I like the look of the clear braided hose. I can only speculate that you've sprayed black paint inside until it was all uniformly covered to give it it's current color? Be prepared folks, I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get started solely on my gauntlets...

    Yep, thats exactly what I did.
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    Dec 13, 2006, 11:57 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #11

    Point to note here troops. There are two kinds of hoses that look like this - some are for air and some are for water. The water ones tend to be extremely thick while the air hose variety is much lighter and more supple.
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    Dec 13, 2006, 2:12 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #12

    Quote Jodo_Kast said: View Post
    Point to note here troops. There are two kinds of hoses that look like this - some are for air and some are for water. The water ones tend to be extremely thick while the air hose variety is much lighter and more supple.
    Mine are hoses from a shower, and yes quiet thick and not that supple... Maybe I need to see about air hoses... Any hints on where I can get them? regular hardware store like Lowes/Home depot...?
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    Dec 13, 2006, 2:19 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #13

    I bought mine from a local auto plave called Princess Auto. Not sure if you have them down in the states.

    Basicly, anywhere that sells air tools should have something like that.
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    Dec 13, 2006, 2:44 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #14

    Those hoses can be bought at any Lowes or Home Depot
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    Dec 13, 2006, 3:02 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #15

    Quote Jodo_Kast said: View Post
    Point to note here troops. There are two kinds of hoses that look like this - some are for air and some are for water. The water ones tend to be extremely thick while the air hose variety is much lighter and more supple.
    maybe that's my problem... the stupid hoses mess me up every time. i've yet to get them put together in a way that i like.

    when my new gauntlets arrive, i'll need to try to find those air hoses.
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    Dec 13, 2006, 3:07 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #16

    Quote Jodo_Kast said: View Post
    I bought mine from a local auto plave called Princess Auto. Not sure if you have them down in the states.

    Basicly, anywhere that sells air tools should have something like that.
    Any chance of a pic????
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    Dec 13, 2006, 3:13 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #17

    It looks pretty much identical but you won't find it in the plumbing section.

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    Dec 13, 2006, 6:56 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #18

    Quote Jodo_Kast said: View Post
    Point to note here troops. There are two kinds of hoses that look like this - some are for air and some are for water. The water ones tend to be extremely thick while the air hose variety is much lighter and more supple.
    Reasons for the different thicknesses regard the pressures they are disgned to be exposed to.
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    Dec 14, 2006, 12:53 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #19

    Air hose over water hose, check. I'm glad I read that as I'd have probably gone directly to the water hose tomorrow when I go to pick some up. I also need to find all of the fittings or whatever I'll need to affix to my gauntlets that you slide the hose over to attach them to my gauntlets. Can anyone give me a list of what I'll need for that? I'm sure I can find something that'll work, but it'd be nice to have a list and know exactly what I'm searching for. What did you all use for yours?

    Happy Holidays!
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    Dec 14, 2006, 1:29 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #20

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    Dec 14, 2006, 9:33 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #21

    Excellent thread, I really learned alot from it and now feel confident that I can do all the work myself! At least I understand for the most part. The hardest thing will be finding all of the parts I'll need to finish getting all the hoses together, and especially the fittings. I'll be cursing the slack jawed yokel stockboy at Lowes before 9 AM-when that happens you can be assured that it'll be "one of those days.."

    Happy Holidays!
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    Dec 15, 2006, 8:33 AM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #22

    Air hoses huh? That's got to be my problem as well. For years I've used the water hoses and they are so stiff it drives me nuts. They stick way out from my side too which annoys me. Maybe with the air ones I won't have that problem.
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    Dec 15, 2006, 2:00 PM - Re: Gauntlet hoses #23

    Them sticking the sleeve out is really annoying, uncomfortable and looks awful... I'll be looking around this weekend for some I'm sure...

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