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Fill hose leaking from flare fitting—fixable?

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters & Blending Systems' started by moose_grunt, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    A fill hose I have started leaking near a flare fitting. It’s leaking between the ferrule and the fitting, but doesn’t appear to be from the flare connection itself. See attached picture. Flexing the hose near the ferrule makes the leak better or worse, but doesn’t stop it completely. I

    I’ve tightened the flare fitting to NPT adapter that’s next in line, but no changes. If I put wrenches on the two nuts to the left of that, the hose just swivels, and nothing actually gets
    tighter or looser.

    I don’t normally deal with flare fittings, so not sure if I’m missing something here. Is this fixable, or do I just need to find a shop that will chop off the bad fitting and re-crimp a new one on?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     

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  2. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    From what I can tell, cut and crimp or replace the hose.
     
  3. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Saipan
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    Thanks. Any idea what I should expect to pay for a cut and crimp? Is that a 20 dollar or a 50 dollar job?
     
  4. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    the fitting is like $4
    labor, 3 mins

    Its a $10 kind of thing. Or replace the whole hose in which case the hose is usually the most expensive bit at $3-5/foot
     
  5. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Saipan
    280
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    Even better. I like walking into a place knowing about what I should expect to pay, so at least I know if I'm being ripped off. Appreciate the info.

    Jim
     

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