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Old 01-05-2018, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I gave away a good working 1800psi electric pressure washer. The hose got punctured the first time the guy used it. A hardware store said it can be repaired with a kit.... compression fittings and barbs. The hose is discontinued or it would simply get replaced. I'm very against makeshift repairs...especially on a pressured line. Has any one done a successful/safe repair on a pressure line? Thank, Frank
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I go to a local hydraulic shop to get tractor hydraulic hoses repaired. Check with a large tractor dealership, they will have the proper stuff to do it correctly.
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I go to a local hydraulic shop to get tractor hydraulic hoses repaired. Check with a large tractor dealership, they will have the proper stuff to do it correctly.
Thank you. Will look into that.
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Frank, I would strongly recommend AGAINST using such a kit to repair. Generally barbs are good for 150 psi or so. While compression fittings with a captive sleeve may handle the pressure ( depending on hose size ), I still would not recommend. I would suggest following dogcatcher's advice or even a hydraulics specialist. Parker Hannifin or Kaman Fluidpower may have a local distributor. Good luck! Erik
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I'm not sure about barbs but we use compression fittings for high pressure hoses (2750 psig) all the time at work. I believe for a rubber hose you would have to have an internal sleeve though. I would think you should also be able to crimp a new fitting onto the end but you'd need a tool to accomplish that. Definitely worth talking to someone with Parker - they deal with these kinds of questions all the time.

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As I mentioned a compression with a captive sleeve or even a hi-duty flareless fitting will handle the pressure. My fear is that a kit purchased from a hardware store is not going to include this type of specialty fitting. Better to err on the side of caution I guess. Crimping on a new end is an option, but be forewarned if you go to Parker they most likely will not crimp a fitting on Non-Parker hose.
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My feeling is that unless it is needed as a short term bush fix, patching the hose is not the best idea. The hose has a hole in it for a reason and unless it can be traced to something like a big vehicle driving over it or a steel beam falling on it, the hose is deteriorating and is suspect. Next failure might cause personal injury and isn't worth the risk. Time for a new hose.
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Have no real idea what length we're talking about here, but a 25 foot hose from Lowe's can be had for 25 to 30 bucks.

Is the repair even worth it?

Oops just saw the part about it being discontinued. Sorry. Still I was under the impression that the fittings were universal.

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I'd measure the fittings and see if an aftermarket hose is available. Apologies if you have already done this.
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The hose is for a Karcher pressure washer. It got damaged... didn’t burst or leak on its own. I’m looking into local shops that specialize in proper safe repairs. Maybe the hose can be replaced.... the hunt is on. Thanks for the replies.
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