Zam hose

kimncris

Active Hunter
I jsut used some rubber dip stuff on a saber and it turned out really good. Maybe you could rubber dip the white hose?

-cris
 

Zam I Am

Well-Known Hunter

This is the hose off of my little vaccuum cleaner. The "shark" vaccuums, the ones you see at like sams club or costco and tv... But it gets costly. I thought mebbe this might work for a helm hose, but not the belly hose. It doesn't have the rubber look though.
 

Ragresen

Active Hunter
Well just arrived today the hose for Zam on the chest armor.

<img src=http://zam-wesell.com/misc/ragresenhose.jpg>

i altered your pic - let's try to keep future pix reasonably sized ;) - dcb
 

Zam I Am

Well-Known Hunter
I just recieved the same hose that Moncal got for me.
Tell me what you think sizewize etc...

compare it to this...
 

Dustin Crops Boy

Well-Known Hunter
size is nice.. but those ribs are not so good - i don't like thethickness and roundess of 'em:( I've seen better ones all the time at thrift stores on portable mini spas.... (not perfect - but better)...
 

Zam I Am

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I have a feeling it's supposed to be more accordian like--
can you take a pic of those mini spa hoses?
 

Dustin Crops Boy

Well-Known Hunter

zam i am wrote:

I have a feeling it's supposed to be more accordian like--
can you take a pic of those mini spa hoses?
exactly.. like it would compress.

I'll buy one next time i see one (they seem to be a thrift store staple)
 

MonCal

Active Hunter
You guys are right, it does appear to be more like a bendy straw.
Sorry! I never intended to mislead anyone on it, only figured it would be a close substitute and if the correct one wasn't found it'd work just fine. :)

cal
 

Zam I Am

Well-Known Hunter
Hey man, no problem, yours is pretty darn close. It will help me to finish sculpting my hose connectors anyway. No misleading done ;)
Edit**Oh, before you pic up one Dallas, a quick measurement with my trusty new calipers. Measurement between the ribs on the cardboard cut out is 1/2" so the inner "creases" are 1/4" from ea. rib. Just wanna clarify for everyone still out there helping us to find the perfect HOSE for the stomach area...
 

Dustin Crops Boy

Well-Known Hunter
found a hose at a thrift tonight... still not perfect - but the best so far...



it's 1" diameter and has a the "embedded spring" like Zam.... but no ridge between the grooves... :facepalm

This is still the BEST i've found so far - and if i only find this one - i will be satisfied w/ it until the real stuff is found (not 100% happy - but satisfied).

oh - the bad news - there is only just enough to make one (and i really have to be careful... as it's just enough - after i cut off the ends to expose the little bit that is inside them)
 

Zam I Am

Well-Known Hunter

MaulMaus wrote:


Zam I Am wrote:

Dont forget the purchasing suspenders, the buttons, painting the hoses, There's a LOT more than just the suit and vest. Chestplating, etc.
*slaps forehead* Oh man.... ;)

BTW did we ever figure out what kind of hoses those are? Should I cannibalize my vaccuum cleaner? What kind of paint would even stick to that stuff?

I don't even want to think about the chestplating! :eek: I'm still trying to get the lacing to be longer than 24" *but hey... at least I'm doing better than the 2" scrap lace I was cutting before! ;) *
DO NOT cannabalize your vaccuum hose. The inner diameter must be 1" or things won't work out. IE, it won't connect to the lower front armour ;) I used MonCal's hoses. My guess is as good as anyone elses on the paint. Mine is peeling slightly.
 
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MaulMaus

Active Hunter
Thanks! *vaccuum cleaner breathes a sigh of relief!* ;)

Okay MonCal... fess up! Where'd you get the hoses?

ZIA - what kind of paint did you use? Has it held up pretty well until now?
 

Baddblood

Active Hunter
I'm going to take a wild gues at that hose being clear with purple-ish rings painted from the inside?

Strike one?
 

MonCal

Active Hunter
As promised.
Sorry I didn't get these up sooner.
In another thread I had mentioned the hose ZamIam used. It isn't completely accurate but it is a nice hose and fits her belly armor pieces very nicely. I have two places near me that carry them. It is a Washing machine drain hose. If y'all need one I could pick one up. I don't remember the cost....probably about $8.00 plus shipping....somewhere in that ball park. Anyway, these are old pics I had up further in this thread from a couple years ago :)






EDIT 1/20/05: fixin pics ;)
 
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MaulMaus

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Hmm.... I really don't remember seeing those pics before... could be old age setting in.. or all that glue I've been using recently... ;)

When I had my washer repaired... I thought that the hose might be useful.. :rolleyes

Thanks for the offer MonCal! But since I now know what I'm looking for - being a visual person - I can pick that up locally and save you a trip to the store and the post office. Still on the lookout for a closer match though....
 
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