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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Where to get hose for ARB??

Well.... my ARB's hose went up against my exhaust. Now I'm looking for a replacement. 4wd has stainless but only in two lengths 8'(too short) and 14'(too long). I was just wanting the stock blue hose that comes with my locker. Any suggestions?

I know it's metric, are there any hoses that I can swap instead?

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Re: Where to get hose for ARB??

Man that pisses me off, I just wrote you a long response and went to get a site's address to include and when I returned...blank reply box, well, here it goes again.

If you have a Parker store near you, they sell flexible nylon tubing (same as ARB blue line) and others like polyethylene and polyurethane. I am switching to 1/4" OD polyurethane. I just got some at .32/ft, with fittings to change over at about 2.50 each. www.parker.com/pneumatic

I am using a manual/mechanical pneumatic valve though.

BTW, the fitting on the bulkhead, (called 'center compression') is 3/8-24, the same as 3/16" fittings. This info is straight from ARB, and I confirmed it with the fittings. it is not BSP like commonly believed.
The fittings on the solenoid are 1/8" BSPP, like stated in the ARB directions.

So, you can switch over to 1/4" OD (or something else that's more common than the 5mm OD that the blue line is) by using a 3/16" compression fitting with the compression nut sleeve taken of (this will also have the internal flare to hold the compression sleeve in the bulkhead for the copper tube)and screwing this directly ino the bulkhead fitting. The other end of this one fitting can go to 1/8" NPT or 1/4" NPT etc., then you can go to a compression or push-in type for common OD tubing with another fitting, so you'd be adding one adapter fitting here.

Another place (online even) for tubing is here:
http://www.pneumadyne.com/index.cfm

I am not sure if they have a minimum length to order online, but they do list their distributors too.

Good Luck,

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Re: Where to get hose for ARB??

ALLLLRIIIIIGHT!!!! Score one for Charly!!! I was worried I wouldn't be able to find anything for it!! You just may have saved my Memorial weekend!!

I'll get right on it, just as soon as I get back from Kentucky!!

Thanks again...

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Re: Where to get hose for ARB??

Another option is 3/16" OD tubing. It will work with the fittings you have perfectly. I have the original 5mm tubing with 3/16" push to connect fittings on my pneumatic switches. The difference between 5mm and 3/16" is so minute that the o-rings in the fittings make up the difference. The 1/4 that Charly suggested is more common though.

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Re: Where to get hose for ARB??

Sorry I didn't mention that...but snowtow is right. Even Parker had a limited selectionof available 3/16" OD tube.

Another option is to get a 1/8" BSPP x 1/4" NPT adapter (for the solenoid) side and with the above info for the bulk head, run barb adapters and regular old big rubber air hose between the two.

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