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    Split rubber connectors

    Bought some 1 1/2 inch rubber straight connectors, they turned out to be the KK ones, not been on 12 months. They are outside and have stared to split. I have replaced them with EA connectors . This is a bit worrying as I would have lost enough water to stop filters working. Any better quality products on the market, anyone else had any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianb View Post
    Bought some 1 1/2 inch rubber straight connectors, they turned out to be the KK ones, not been on 12 months. They are outside and have stared to split. I have replaced them with EA connectors . This is a bit worrying as I would have lost enough water to stop filters working. Any better quality products on the market, anyone else had any problems.
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    Ian
    Few lads on here have had the same and started to use the connectors that you use on cars and such I'll see if I can find the thread mate

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    This might help I hope if not I do apologise https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app

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    Thanks, that would make sense
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-EP...53.m1438.l2649

    Hi Ian, I had the same problems and bought the above and cut off the length as I needed it,no problems at all and works out cheaper.

    I also got proper Jubilee clips locally so make my own now.
    The above link is very good quality but measure the diameter very accurately as it wont stretch out much but will pinch in ok.
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    Looks as though it’s flexible as well, may even be able to make 90 deg out of it
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    Actually that one is quite rigid with hardly much give but very strong,wont bend Ian.
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    If you want one that will form bends then maybe this would do.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-...WKuihpop2Gl4Dg

    I used some a few years ago on an old Riley RME I restored in order to get round some tricky runs from the radiator that had originally been done in a mixture of steel tube and preformed hose. It does go round corners without kinking / collapsing but I don't know if the radius would be tight enough for what you want. Only other possible issue is it really does need to be close to size as it is very firm so not a lot of give when fitting and quite tough to clamp.

    Anyway, might be useful, it stood up well over the couple of years I kept the car too.

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    I had some recently and used on the inlet to the pump. They were so thin and flexible, the pump sucked them flat!

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    Anyone tried marine exhaust hose. Should last for ever.
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