How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

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    How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Any help on this?

    I have a set of hoses I just purchased at a local hardware store. They look good, but are super stiff. They are not going to give me much flexability, and I am worried.

    Any tips on how to soften these up?

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    If they are thick walled hoses, nothing will help you out dude

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    They are kind of thick. (ARGH)


    Anyone got suggestions of where to get BETTER hoses?
    I can shop online if necessary!

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Try sitting there with them for 5 minutes constantly felxing them. See if it starts to give?
    I was going to type 10 minutes, but that's cruel. LOL

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    i was talking about the flexibility issues with the gauntlet hoses with my dad earlier today, i told him it had to be clear, flexible and with a mesh in it, he said fuel hose might work well.

    -Wulfie

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    he said fuel hose might work well
    I have a look!

    Thanks!

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Boil them and stretch them out.

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Boil them and stretch them out.
    Holy smokes!
    I didn't think of that - EASY FIX!

    THANK YOU - THANK YOU!


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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    I had hoses like that, they never got any softer.
    You know the little spray gun on the side of your kitchen sink? I bought a couple replacements of those. The little sprayer comes with a braided hose and they are much more flexable. The ones I got have the same mesh inside.

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Yeah a lot of people buy plumbing hoses cuz they look right but you actually want to get air hose. They're nice and flexible

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    Yeah a lot of people buy plumbing hoses cuz they look right but you actually want to get air hose. They're nice and flexible
    Do the air hoses have the threads running through them, if so I need to find some of those.

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Any links to an air hose site with the correct braided hoses?



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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    You should be able to get them at any hardware store.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/3-8-x-50Ft-Reinf...QQcmdZViewItem

    I'd grab that and sell what you don't need. you'd only need like 6 feet and then you could sell them pre cut for like 10 bucks.
    Last edited by GrottyFurball; Apr 30, 2007 at 4:38 PM.

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Is the air hose softer than the sink spray gun hose?? Can you let me know?

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    Oh ya and how do you keep your sleeve from creeping up the hose?? know what I mean? I posted thins in another thread and didn't get a reply...

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    Re: How to un-stiff my gauntlet hoses?

    I believe it's the same hose as the one on the sink, when it comes to the plumbing hose, they're made hard for some reason but air hoses are soft, I think the ones on the spray guns on the sink are the same as the air hose because they dont require much pressure, as for the sleeve creeping up, I only had that problem when my hose was stiff, When it was stiff it kept a curve that it was given during packaging so it just slid up the hose. if that makes any sense

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