How:tube flare for hose?

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Anyone have a tip on how to create the nipple end on a steel tube so I can push and retain a rubber Hose?
     
  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Depends on the dia of the tube. If it's fuel line dia then you need a flaring tool.
     
  3. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm having trouble picturing what flair end you are looking to accomplish. One of the hard line to quick connect fittings or just a barbed end to connect a standard rubber line?
     
  4. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Yes, I just want to barb the end. That way I can slide a hose on and clamp the hose on
     
  5. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have used a double flairing tool to make the hard line have something for the rubber line to attach to. Just flair the line once (as is don't compete the double flair). Two hose clamps on the connection and done.
     
  6. pajeff02

    pajeff02 Veteran Member

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    ^^ This. You can probably "rent" a flaring tool from any of the chain parts stores. If you invest in one, get a quality tool as the cheaper ones often do not hold the tubing real well and the crimps are not as precise.
     
  7. mickstan

    mickstan Veteran Member

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    You need a good one for using on stainless. Most are made for copper!
     
  8. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    That's my fear. The autozone version may work, despite no way of holding it for a good flare.
     
  9. mickstan

    mickstan Veteran Member

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    If you have a vise, you can mount it in there so you get a good hold on it.
     

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