The reusable fittings cost more than the swage fittings, and they're harder to screw together than screwing down my swager.mac said:So don't any of you use the reusable fittings for the hose?
What is a "Hand Swager"I don't make my own bay hoses - I have a hand swager, but it ends up costing more to buy the parts than to order pre-made hoses.
I agree. Field-serviceable is a more accurate description. I seldom removed one that was actually re-useable.I don't think much of the so called reusable high pressure hose fitting.
The big difference here is what the hose is used for. I keep enough hose to replace one high-pressure run from pump to bay, and for that I can and do make them myself. If I didn't, I'd have to measure the old one and either have it made locally (Much more expensive) or order it from Kleen-Rite (And have a bay down for several days). I order bay hoses because I can keep three or four spares since they're all the same, and I'd have to save more than a couple dollars per hose for it to be worth the bother making them.dogwasher said:I think the key here is to be able to make them on the spot. BUT im not sure where you guys get your hoses made but I pay $75 for a hose that I can make for $40 ....I think it will be worth it in the long run.
I get the Bay standard sizes from KR. Provide diameter, length of hose and type of end, swivel or non swivel, pipe / JIC etc. and then you can compare to a KR pre made hose cost. Shipping impacts costs but typicaly I just add to a free shipping offer so it's not a factor for me.I think the key here is to be able to make them on the spot. BUT im not sure where you guys get your hoses made but I pay $75 for a hose that I can make for $40 ....I think it will be worth it in the long run.
I'd end up ordering the parts to make the hoses anyway, so same difference.Earl Weiss said:Shipping impacts costs but typicaly I just add to a free shipping offer so it's not a factor for me.
IB what is the part number for the Goodyear neptune hose? I dont see it in my KR book also is this the place you buy the fittings from?I've had the same crimper for several years. I usually use Goodyear Neptune 3000. No particular reason other than K/R has it and I get free shipping. I've crimped fittings on other brands of hose with no issues as well. I also make my own foam brush hoses with it too. It is very easy to use and I have saved a ton just by salvaging hoses instead of going to a store to have a new one made. I buy my fittings from Universal Hose. They have a generic brand fitting that's a little cheaper.