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Offline john ferri

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27mm antistatic hose issue
« on: January 22, 2013, 05:00 PM »
This weekend I noticed a small hole forming in my 27 mm antistatic hose. Suction is still quite good. The hose failure is on the end which connects to the tool. The hose is easily 10 years old and is used a lot. Two questions for the forum:

1. Is it possible to take of the hose to tool connection, shorten the hole, then reattach the hose to tool adaptor?

2. Should I even bother fixing this?

JF

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Re: 27mm antistatic hose issue
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 05:04 PM »
Seth did a nice write up on how to remove and replace hose ends. If it's close to the end of the hose, it should be easy to cut off the bad portion and put the hose end back on.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/festool-hose-connector-removal-replacement-how-to/

Offline Alex

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Re: 27mm antistatic hose issue
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 07:41 PM »
You should definitely bother fixing this. 3 minutes work to save you $105.  [smile]

If you get a small  hole in the middel of the hose, hot melt glue also does wonders.

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Re: 27mm antistatic hose issue
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 05:59 PM »
You should definitely bother fixing this. 3 minutes work to save you $105.  [smile]

If you get a small  hole in the middel of the hose, hot melt glue also does wonders.


I would have headed for the electrical tape, but that is a slick idea!


Seth

Offline Alex

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Re: 27mm antistatic hose issue
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 06:20 PM »
You should definitely bother fixing this. 3 minutes work to save you $105.  [smile]

If you get a small  hole in the middel of the hose, hot melt glue also does wonders.


I would have headed for the electrical tape, but that is a slick idea!

When I had a hole in my hose, I asked here for advice and somebody mentioned to try this. It worked great, it has been 2 years and the hole is still plugged.

Offline john ferri

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Re: 27mm antistatic hose issue
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 07:17 PM »
Thanks all for the info. Seth's response reminded me of something a scientist told me recently, 10w40 and tape will solve 90% of your mechanical problems.

Best,

JF