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  1. JedIinTraining's Avatar
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    Jan 14, 2016, 8:20 PM - Hoses #1

    Just wondering if anyone ever found a very flexible hose for the gauntlets? I thought I remember someone providing a link to one.

    I currently use the Home Depot braided hose.
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    Jan 14, 2016, 10:06 PM - Re: Hoses #2

    I got some at an industrial hydraulic supply house. It seems more flexible than the HD product. But, I haven't installed it yet.
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    Jan 15, 2016, 8:11 AM - Re: Hoses #3

    I thought I had seen someone here awhile ago mentioning they found something that was much more flexible. Maybe I'm wrong I don't know


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    Jan 15, 2016, 10:56 AM - Re: Hoses #4

    Yeah, my home depot hose looks good, but it isn't very flexible.
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    Jan 15, 2016, 3:19 PM - Re: Hoses #5

    I use air tools at work, and some of the more modern air hoses are very flexible. Problem is they are translucent blue or yellow etc., with the reinforcement webbing. If I come across white/clear I'll get one and sell sections to others, as I only need one length for my ESB costume. What is a good length for these sections?
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    Jan 15, 2016, 3:36 PM - Re: Hoses #6

    12-14" pieces.


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    Jan 15, 2016, 3:41 PM - Re: Hoses #7

    I got mine from flexpvc.com.
    5/16 inch ID braided hose
    I wouldn't say it's flexible but definitely works, and it was shipped quickly.
    I needed three sections for my ROTJ. Total length was roughly three feet depending on how you attached it.
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    Jan 15, 2016, 4:18 PM - Re: Hoses #8

    Quote Zon said: View Post
    I got mine from flexpvc.com.
    5/16 inch ID braided hose
    I wouldn't say it's flexible but definitely works, and it was shipped quickly.
    I needed three sections for my ROTJ. Total length was roughly three feet depending on how you attached it.
    Did you previously have the HD or Lowes ones to compare?


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    Jan 15, 2016, 4:29 PM - Re: Hoses #9

    Quote JedIinTraining said: View Post
    Did you previously have the HD or Lowes ones to compare?


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    I didn't. I went to lowes but they didn't have the right ones. I didn't make it to Home Depot either. Putting together my Fett was a lesson in patience so I figured waiting a couple more days to get the hoses wouldn't be a problem.
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    Jan 16, 2016, 11:40 PM - Re: Hoses #10

    Is something like a big surgical tubing allowed? Cause that stuff is flexible.
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    Jan 17, 2016, 4:43 AM - Re: Hoses #11

    Amazon has some that works but it has the info stamped on it and no matter what I used I could not get that off. Found some faucet spray hose that may work and it does not have the size/pressure stamping on it.
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    Jan 17, 2016, 7:53 AM - Re: Hoses #12

    Quote Utri4861 said: View Post
    Is something like a big surgical tubing allowed? Cause that stuff is flexible.
    They aren't braided. It comes down to wall thickness for flexibility. I just ordered a set with smaller wall thickness from the link provided earlier. Gonna try the 3/8" inside and 1/2" outside.


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    Jan 17, 2016, 10:48 AM - Re: Hoses #13

    There is a really good plastic supply store close to my house and they have a whole section of wall devoted to hoses. I can go take a look and if I come up with something good I will grab some for everyone.
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    Jan 17, 2016, 12:12 PM - Re: Hoses #14

    I think the thing to do is look at the thinnest walled ones. You will want the inside diameter about 3/8" or around there.


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