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sctcal50

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Just getting into the business and I have a few questions.
Cutting my 2" and 1 1/2" Vac Hoses to custom lengths. I was going to use a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade tto cut the hoses.
Is there a better or recommended way to cut these hoses?
I was going to use goop to glue my new mytee cuffs on. I`ve read that the gorilla glue may be a better glue because it swells, but mytee recommends goop.
What glue should I use?
I have to install the quick connects and shut off valves on my solution hoses.
Should I use PTFE Tape or the soft set pipe thread sealant?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Cut flat cap hose down the middle of the rib, it will leave you a permanently clean edge.
Not sure what flat cap hose is. I bought Amflex. Thanks Jim, you've helped me every time I've ask a question. A lot of the equipment Ive purchased has come from your experiance and advice.
 

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Not sure what flat cap hose is. I bought Amflex. Thanks Jim, you've helped me every time I've ask a question. A lot of the equipment Ive purchased has come from your experiance and advice.
Here's a typical cut on flat cap hose wound on to a cuff for a "janky" seal.
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Here's a hose cut down the rib for a great seal on wound on cuffs.
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The flat mating surface makes a difference in how the hose is cut to begin with. If you don't use cuffs and use internal connections for the ultimate non leak connection it makes life easier for on and off connections.

Every faulty mating hose cuff is a penalty at the floor....
 

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If you throw away all your "fancy quick connect" hose cuffs and buy a piece of aluminum tube, you will gain CFM and lift to the floor that you have already paid for but, have not been receiving....
 

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If you throw away all your "fancy quick connect" hose cuffs and buy a piece of aluminum tube, you will gain CFM and lift to the floor that you have already paid for but, have not been receiving....
I wish you could just figure out a way how I could use my "fancy quick connect" hose cuffs without them leaking air instead. I cringe every time I walk past my hose cuffs and hear all the cfm and lift escaping.
 

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If you throw away all your "fancy quick connect" hose cuffs and buy a piece of aluminum tube, you will gain CFM and lift to the floor that you have already paid for but, have not been receiving....


Jim, I’m interested in what you saying, would you please elaborate and possibly show some photos of what you’re talking about? I’m wondering if plastic pvc couplers would work. Thank you sir
 

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Jim, I’m interested in what you saying, would you please elaborate and possibly show some photos of what you’re talking about? I’m wondering if plastic pvc couplers would work. Thank you sir
Any of these will work for flat work, the barb is better for going up multiple floors. Joined inside the hose you should have zero leaks.
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I wish you could just figure out a way how I could use my "fancy quick connect" hose cuffs without them leaking air instead. I cringe every time I walk past my hose cuffs and hear all the cfm and lift escaping.
I put Teflon tape on the threads then put the cuffs on not much leaking then.
 

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Metal blades for a reciprocating saw should be fine for pressure lines. Usually I use a hacksaw or cutoff disc on a grinder. Only time you need glue to hold on cuffs or connectors is when the hose is cheap and a little too small OD to stay in the threads properly.