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    Nov 10, 2007, 7:27 PM - NEW WAY TO ATTACH GAUNTLET HOSES!!! #1

    So here might be a better way to attach your hoses to your jump suit. I was messing aroung in my workshop when I noticed some toggle bolts for hanging things in sheetrock and thought how they would work with my hoses. So this is how I did it.



    These are the toggle bolts I used. They are 1/8 '' bolts. You can find them at any hardware or home depot. Make sure you buy the same size hex nuts to go with your bolts. First put the bolt together so the tooggle end of the bolt is screwed all the way to the end of the bolt. Leave it down about a quarter of an inch so the toggle does'nt get stuck and can move freely.
    Then screw the nut to the end of the bolt. Screw it on so it goes up the bolt about a quarter of an inch. Then take the end of your hose and force the nut in the hose and push it in about half an inch. Its going to take a little bit of play and force to get in so go in a circular motion. Once you push the nut end in the hose take a hot glue gun and squeeze the hot glue aroung the nut and down the hose so it can not fall out.



    Now put your jump suit on and your gauntlets. Your going to want to put your hoses were you want them and then mark on the inside under that sleeve with a sharpie or tailor chalk. Those are your marks were your going to put a hole just big enough to fit the end of the toogle threw. I did this with a scissors but from reapetitive use there starting to fray. If you have the extre coin then bring it to the tailor so he/she can make big button hole then it won't fray. So thats it, its very effective and very comfy, no digging or stabbing at all with all the free movment this costume allows. When you take them out do it from the inside of the suit, its way easier. And in the end you get this.......

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    Nov 10, 2007, 7:35 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO ATTACH GAUNTLET HOSES!!! #2

    Hey--that's very clever!
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 Bountyone's Avatar
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    Nov 10, 2007, 7:35 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO ATTACH GAUNTLET HOSES!!! #3

    you are a credit to this website Mike, great idea!! I was wondering how I was going to install them without them slipping out, now I know.

    thank you.
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    Nov 10, 2007, 8:15 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO ATTACH GAUNTLET HOSES!!! #4

    ssweet
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    Nov 11, 2007, 11:47 AM - Re: NEW WAY TO ATTACH GAUNTLET HOSES!!! #5

    Nice idea, butwouldn't it start to rip up and fray the jumpsuit? I would have hammered in a washer or something to eliminate the thought of it fraying.
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    Nov 11, 2007, 2:10 PM - Re: NEW WAY TO ATTACH GAUNTLET HOSES!!! #6

    The grommets used for tarps would work nicely. They're heavy duty enough to stand up to constant use.

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