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Tips for hose pipe

I am trying to get three quarter inch sanitary hose onto a whale gulper inlet - impossible to do? I have tried leaving in boiling water to soften- any tips?

Asked by: estelle lomax  | 7.52pm, Monday 9 October

WW says:

Getting hose onto fittings can be challenging!
One tip is to cut a chamfer onto the inside of the hose with a sharp knife; this will make the end more pliable. Then to use boiling water, absolutely as hot as possible, to soften the hose. Then work as quickly as possible as the hose does not hold the heat for very long.
Do make sure that you have put the clip onto the pipe first!

Rupert Smedley  | 10.11PM, Monday 9 October

If all else fails try a new piece of pipe as the plastic hardens with age, becoming less pliable.

Rupert Smedley  | 9.48AM, Tuesday 10 October

Some mild detergent (washing up liquid) can help as well...

Mark Langley  | 6.47PM, Wednesday 11 October

How did I forget washing up liquid!

Rupert Smedley  | 9.06AM, Thursday 12 October

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