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  1. norgs79's Avatar
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    Aug 4, 2013, 7:30 PM - ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #1

    Hi,

    I'm at the point in my build where I need to get me some Gauntlet hose. I've been doing a bit of searching over the last couple of hours or so and from the various threads, I see lots of members using either 5/8" or 3/8".
    Now I'm no expert on these sizes and to be honest I just want to order the correct one.
    Can anyone confirm the correct hose diameter?
    I've found a seller on eBay that sell lengths of 3/8" clear braided hose, but before I buy, I need to be sure.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a lot
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    Aug 4, 2013, 7:50 PM - ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #2

    I would try lowes or Home Depot, I'm pretty sure it's 5/8
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    Aug 4, 2013, 8:45 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #3

    Lowes has a better selection for me... I think I have 3/8th...not positive though...might be the internal diameter
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    Aug 5, 2013, 5:04 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #4

    I think the difference between the two sizes is about 6mm. I can get both sizes quite easily, it's just getting the right one.
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    Aug 5, 2013, 8:49 AM - ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #5

    I think the most important thing is getting the right size to fit the plug that keeps them on. So I would take that into the store to double chrck
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    Aug 5, 2013, 12:11 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #6

    This is an area where attention to detail is really up to you. Personally, I had to have the correct nylon fiber cross pattern, 45 degree to a 33 degree angle looks correct in my opinion. Most manufactures today have a stretched out long sweeping from top to bottom pattern that looks to be a 22.5 angle. For me even the cross pattern had to go in the correct direction. The over lay of the nylon fiber had to be correct (sorry, Im at work no reference pics)The clear hose had to have the correct faded or dull plastic window look.
    This is what I did
    Off the top of my head 3/8 sounds about right, again sorry Im not at home to give you more information.
    After finding what I thought looked to be the best cross pattern, I started off by removing all manufacture markings with a light cleaning using acetone, dab a light amount onto a rag and wipe. Then I let the hose sit in black coffee for a day or two. Next, I added paint over spray, then some light weathering with an airbrush. Attachment method depends on the gauntlet set your building and the parts your using. I used the XLR cables ran through the brass fittings.

    Hope this helps, Take care
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    Aug 5, 2013, 12:39 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #7

    The original gauntlet hose (including the ROTJ too) has a 14mm outer with 8mm inner diameter, which translates into 35/64 (or 0.5512) inch outer and 5/16 (0.315) inch inner diameter.
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    Aug 5, 2013, 1:54 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #8

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    The original gauntlet hose (including the ROTJ too) is 14mm outer with 8mm inner diameter, which translates into 9/16 (or 0.32) inch outer and 5/16 (0.55-56) inch inner diameter.
    great info RafalFett, does this look correct?
    Nalgene 8005-0130 Clear 980 PVC Braided High Pressure Vinyl Tubing, 3/8" ID x 9/16" OD, 50' Length: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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    Aug 5, 2013, 8:20 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #9

    Thanks so much for your help guys, it's much appreciated
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    Aug 6, 2013, 12:38 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #10

    This type looks pretty good ==> Clear Braided PVC Hose

    The inner diameter starts from 5/16" through 1 1/2" while the wall thickness is between 2 and 4mm (I think it depends on the inner and outer diameter too). The correct wall thickness is 3mm.

    Or this one ==> PVC Hoses

    At the first hose type click the 'More Information (PDF File)' and in that file you will find the correct 8mmx14mm diameter PVC tube (the second in that list).
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    Aug 6, 2013, 7:24 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #11

    Thanks Raf that is awesome. And as I am based in the UK so I will call them tomorrow and get more info regarding prices and such.

    Thanks again guys
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    Aug 7, 2013, 7:33 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #12

    Ok, so I have put my order in for the hose. 8mm ID, 14mm OD. Great news. The not so good news is, I had to order a minimum length of 30 meters! It should arrive tomorrow all being well. So I guess with all that extra hose spare, I will offer the rest of it on here if it will be of interest to anyone?

    Cheers
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    Aug 7, 2013, 11:25 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #13

    I would be interested but post to Canada will probably be more than the hose itself. How are you planning on attaching it to your flight suit?
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    Aug 7, 2013, 12:13 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #14

    Quote norgs79 said: View Post
    Ok, so I have put my order in for the hose. 8mm ID, 14mm OD. Great news. The not so good news is, I had to order a minimum length of 30 meters! It should arrive tomorrow all being well. So I guess with all that extra hose spare, I will offer the rest of it on here if it will be of interest to anyone?

    Cheers
    That's great! I'm sure you will recover your money here, or at least you will do some useful trades with the extra hose.
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    Aug 7, 2013, 12:52 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #15

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    I would be interested but post to Canada will probably be more than the hose itself. How are you planning on attaching it to your flight suit?

    I'm using the diagram from TK409 for attachment. Seems like the best option
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    Aug 9, 2013, 5:18 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #16

    Hose arrived yesterday and there is a LOT of it. It's great though and thanks to Rafalfett, it's accurate so I will probably cut the rest of it into 3 meter lengths and offer them up in the Cargo Hold.
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    Aug 9, 2013, 6:20 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #17

    My hose is attached to nothing inside my jumpsuit. Just left enough of it where, after tucking the end into the jumpsuit sleeve, the end goes up by my shoulder.
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    Aug 10, 2013, 4:00 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #18

    That TK-409 method is wonderful. I see so many Fetts with hose trouble. That method won't steer you wrong!
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    Aug 10, 2013, 7:00 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #19

    Quote norgs79 said: View Post
    Hose arrived yesterday and there is a LOT of it. It's great though and thanks to Rafalfett, it's accurate so I will probably cut the rest of it into 3 meter lengths and offer them up in the Cargo Hold.
    Great news! Get them while they're hot!
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    Sep 3, 2013, 11:36 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #20

    Rafal, is this the same hose in the SE version?

    I'm not attaching that hose to my missile BTW, I just can't do it no matter how screen accurate.
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    Oct 11, 2013, 1:39 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #21

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    May 14, 2014, 9:49 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #22

    Gonna commit a little thread necromancy here, but wanted to share my findings for others in the US who might be looking for hoses that are as near to screen-accurate as possible.

    This site sells 0.535" OD x 0.315" ID hose. Not EXACTLY screen-accurate, but really, really close to RafalFett's info on the original dimensions (0.55" OD and 0.32" ID). They sell it by the foot... so you only need to order as much as you need. And the hose wall is thinner than the stuff found at Home Depot or Lowe's, so it's significantly more flexible and less likely to pop off the connectors or catch on the flightsuit.
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    May 15, 2014, 2:00 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #23

    Quote AverageNobody said: View Post
    Gonna commit a little thread necromancy here, but wanted to share my findings for others in the US who might be looking for hoses that are as near to screen-accurate as possible.

    This site sells 0.535" OD x 0.315" ID hose. Not EXACTLY screen-accurate, but really, really close to RafalFett's info on the original dimensions (0.55" OD and 0.32" ID). They sell it by the foot... so you only need to order as much as you need. And the hose wall is thinner than the stuff found at Home Depot or Lowe's, so it's significantly more flexible and less likely to pop off the connectors or catch on the flightsuit.
    To me that hose looks great and is in the correct range. I also corrected my #7 post, as I had the inch values inverted.
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    May 15, 2014, 5:19 AM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #24

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    To me that hose looks great and is in the correct range. I also corrected my #7 post, as I had the inch values inverted.
    Thanks, that's great to hear. I must've checked and converted the measurements 5 times before I finally pulled the trigger. Our measurement system sucks, lol.
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    Jun 30, 2014, 5:20 PM - Re: ROTJ Gauntlet Hose #25

    I love the fact that we can find such detail on stuff like this on TDH. Rarely is there a question that hasn't been answered.
    Thanks for doing the grunt work on finding where to get these.

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