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Re: Pump Hose Replacement

Postby iriejohn » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:13 am

knot_moving wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:00 am
iriejohn wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:59 pm
Simply separate the adapters from both ends of the broken hose then replace the hose with anything which is a good interference fit. Garden hose, anything. Use zip ties to stop the adapters moving.
If you are like me and stuff the hose inside the kite bag, then be sure to wrap over the zip tie with hockey tape or bike tape or something - had it wear a hole in the canopy from a sharp edge
I put nothing in the bag with the kite, doing so only risks damaging the kite. Also after deflation to prevent damage I also partly screw in the valve and cover it over before rolling/folding the kite.
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Re: Pump Hose Replacement

Postby ralu81 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:10 pm

I try not to put anything in the bag either, but on occasion need to if I have a long walk. I appreciate the feedback everyone provided. I'm going to take IrieJohns advise and make up my own hose with the old fittings from WMFG hose. I'm hopeful I can easily find a hose that will not require zip ties or some type of compression fitting.

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Re: Pump Hose Replacement

Postby Red Pointer » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:09 pm

I had the same issue 2 years ago. I cut the broken hose off of the male piece and before I reinserted it I slid a section of bicycle tube over the hose 5 inch piece or so and then attached the hose to the male piece. Once the hose was connected tight I slid the bicycle tube up,the tube lessens the chance of the hose shearing at the end of the male adapter.seems to be holding up fine.
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Re: Pump Hose Replacement

Postby Steve271 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:28 am

I wrapped the entire hose in silicon tape 2” wide- hasn’t broken yet. Also, I double up for first 12” at each end.

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Re: Pump Hose Replacement

Postby lovethepirk » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:08 am

I threw away my flexible hose once it failed. I use a clear 3/4" ID clear hose that I separate from the pump each use. It is stiff and a little aggrivating at times, but it works and won't fail.

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