View Full Version : Wurth air hose repair video


Vinko
08-29-2009, 08:00 AM
Don't think this has been posted here.

I'm thinking of trying this out (the couplers that is).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2vUad_la2A

trackwelder
08-29-2009, 08:59 AM
That looks great. Any idea what they cost and where to order them?

Nealcrenshaw
08-29-2009, 09:26 AM
Thats what i needed before i bought my last air hose.

ImportTuner
08-29-2009, 11:28 AM
I have a leaky hose right now; let us know what you find out. Thanks :)

pearl_dude
08-29-2009, 11:53 AM
that looks pretty cool.

billymade
08-29-2009, 01:34 PM
I need those! I searched and haven't found any so far.... part #'s, costs, and sources for these?

Art From De Leon
08-29-2009, 01:49 PM
A takeoff of the AeroQuip reusable fittings for hydralic and air lines. In fact I do not know why you could not use a #6 for 3/8" and a #8 for a 1/2" hose repair. The AeroQuip, or StatroFlex reusable ends should certainly be capable of handling pressure of less than 200 psi, since they are easily capable of working with hydralic pressures of @2500 psi.

Rusty Kustoms
08-29-2009, 02:12 PM
Most any hardware store and most Napa stores can put new ends on for a couple bucks. Cool system but the last time I had one repaired it was only $3, I would rather have a correct end for less money.

-B-
08-29-2009, 02:13 PM
A handy product to have around for a large shop.

billymade
08-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Ahh! Looks like I found 'em; you can purchase them diirect! (click "next" twice and they are the two items on the top)
https://shoponline.wurthusa.com/wurthusa/servlet/CyberVendor/category/C3423515/catalog/
Kinda strange... they don't list part #'s; I guess I need to register to order, will update with what I find out!
UPDATE: "This site is for established WURTH USA commercial accounts only"

"
Welcome to the Wurth Shop USA

Dear colleagues,

Please click on the link below to access the Wurth Shop. This site is only available for our sales force. If you are a customer and are interested in our products please contact our customer service under
1-800-WURTH-USA(1-800-987-8487)."

Vinko
08-30-2009, 06:07 PM
I'll try to log on from work and check prices. My understanding is that some (all?) of the couplers are rebranded. I'm wondering what the quality is like. If I can, I'll order just one of each to try.

I agree with above that it's worth having a set up like this. It can save time, and given that there's only so many hours in the day, last thing I want to do is take it to NAPA to have it fixed.

Vinko
09-19-2009, 04:33 AM
@Billymade. If you're interested, I established an on-line account to check prices. I understand that, on products in general, reps are able to offer better pricing or specials or break up a case in some instances, so you don't have to meet certain minimums.

I'd be willing to look up anything your curious about. I notice that the German-made tool cabinet/cart is about $700-$800. It looks nice enough.

I haven't checked out all prices but some of their "material removal" stuff (grinding discs, flap wheels, bits, etc) is I bet, more expensive than MSC or McMaster.

I wonder if the couplers are American/German or whatever. I'm going to try some out when I place an order and report back:)

nissan_crawler
09-19-2009, 04:42 AM
A takeoff of the AeroQuip reusable fittings for hydralic and air lines. In fact I do not know why you could not use a #6 for 3/8" and a #8 for a 1/2" hose repair. The AeroQuip, or StatroFlex reusable ends should certainly be capable of handling pressure of less than 200 psi, since they are easily capable of working with hydralic pressures of @2500 psi.

You can, I have #4 fittings on a 1/4" hose.

Monte
09-19-2009, 08:11 AM
I wonder if the couplers are American/German or whatever. I'm going to try some out when I place an order and report back:)

this one should be from Oetiker: click (https://shoponline.wurthusa.com/wurthusa/servlet/CyberVendor/category/G3417125/catalog/group.jsp/)

this one looks like it`s from Prevost: click (https://shoponline.wurthusa.com/wurthusa/servlet/CyberVendor/category/G3422253/catalog/group.jsp/)

this one from CEJN click (https://shoponline.wurthusa.com/wurthusa/servlet/CyberVendor/category/G3422421/catalog/group.jsp/)

billymade
09-19-2009, 10:54 AM
Hey, I just had the ends on our hoses redone @ our local hydraulics shop but I still think these Wurth ends looked like a better solution; they could be reused and just cut the end of the hose off.... reconnect the repair couplers... once again! I would be interested in knowing how much the repair ends cost.

Charles (in GA)
09-19-2009, 01:06 PM
These fittings are manufactured by the John Henry Foster Co of Springfield, MO, every else is simply reselling them. We use the exact type at work, except that, rather than a male pipe thread on the end, we have the ones with air couplings manufactured right on them, or male air nipples.

Go to this link and scroll down to about middle page, where it says "Reusable Hose Clamp". These are standard industrial interchange nipples and couplers with the brass ferrule and screw into the hose. they are either 1/4 or 3/8 ID and the second number, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8 etc is the OD of the hose (its got to be a rubber hose as the brass ferrule screws into the rubber jacket with a left hand thread to hold it on.

At work we use the SB-3-3 coupler and matching nipple for most work, for the 3/8 hose we use the SD7-3 and matching nipple.

http://www.jhf.com/Catalog08/0462.pdf

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On this next page, are the hose ends like shown in the video, with pipe thread on the ends of them, also they have one with a build in free swivel to allow you to hard plumb to a device (such as making a whip hose for a rivet gun) and allows the hose to swivel.

http://www.jhf.com/Catalog08/0486.pdf

___________________

Here is the index page to most of the couplings, etc.

http://www.jhf.com/Catalog08/0458.pdf

___________________

Here is the index to the entire catalog.

http://www.jhf.com/Catalog08/INDEX.pdf

You will find arrows at the bottom of each page, and the page numbers are links also.

Charles

Vinko
10-05-2009, 03:46 AM
Found the Wurth prices for the hardware, though
it looks like others found the OEM :rocker:

Ferrule

1699020002 5/8 OD to 3/8 ID $5.69

and

stem is:

1699021001 3/8 ID to 1/4 MPT $5.60
1699021002 1/2 ID to 1/4 MPT $9.40

Vinko
10-22-2009, 06:07 AM
Wurth tool cart, made in Germany, for about $800:

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3552/gaqfsiyocc2k.jpg

fordcragar
10-22-2009, 06:54 AM
I've been repairing my air hoses for a number of years, but I use the crimped ends. I've used the process that was shown in the video, but they seem to come apart a few times on me. Just didn't like them. The crimped style works really well and is easy; cut the hose, slide on sleeve over end of hose, push in barbed end of fitting into hose end and crimp. The crimper is very simple, it looks like a split block with a hole in it; held together with tongs. You slide this over the crimp sleeve and put the assy into the vise and close the vise; that is all there is, you get a nice tight crip. You can usually reuse the barbed inside piece, and replace the crimped sleeve; they are about $0.60. I think that the crimper cost me about $20, maybe 10 years ago. Most good welding stores or well stocked hardware stores should have the pieces, but I'd call around first. If anyone is interested, I'll try to get the mfg info.

I like the crimped style so much that I've been trying to locate the sleeve and might make my own crimper to do water hoses; it doesn't seem like you can ever find a good water hose repair part.

Vinko
10-23-2009, 03:14 AM
I've been repairing my air hoses for a number of years, but I use the crimped ends. I've used the process that was shown in the video, but they seem to come apart a few times on me. Just didn't like them. The crimped style works really well and is easy; cut the hose, slide on sleeve over end of hose, push in barbed end of fitting into hose end and crimp. The crimper is very simple, it looks like a split block with a hole in it; held together with tongs. You slide this over the crimp sleeve and put the assy into the vise and close the vise; that is all there is, you get a nice tight crip. You can usually reuse the barbed inside piece, and replace the crimped sleeve; they are about $0.60. I think that the crimper cost me about $20, maybe 10 years ago. Most good welding stores or well stocked hardware stores should have the pieces, but I'd call around first. If anyone is interested, I'll try to get the mfg info.

I like the crimped style so much that I've been trying to locate the sleeve and might make my own crimper to do water hoses; it doesn't seem like you can ever find a good water hose repair part.

What was the brand of crimped hose fittings you used? The problem with the Wurth/Foster seems to be (as pointed in another post above) that you can only use it on rubber hoses.

I don't mind switching the few hoses I have remaining in synthetics to rubber.

Though I saw that hose that CJEN makes (resells? I don't know) and am checking prices on that.

fordcragar
10-23-2009, 03:49 AM
What was the brand of crimped hose fittings you used? The problem with the Wurth/Foster seems to be (as pointed in another post above) that you can only use it on rubber hoses.



This is the crimper and stuff (or similar) that I used.

http://www.westernenterprises.com/enterprises/fit_ferrule.php

C-3 Crimper 3 Hole Jaw 1" Wide, Use on 3/16", 1/4", 3/8" Hose

Brass barbs and ferrules

http://fittingsandadapters.com/brashosbarfi.html

Blwnsln
11-02-2009, 04:46 PM
Wurth tool cart, made in Germany, for about $800:

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3552/gaqfsiyocc2k.jpg



Im not sure how you set your account up, but as a Wurth Rep, I can tell you that you can do alot better on the pricing.

Blwnsln
11-02-2009, 04:48 PM
What was the brand of crimped hose fittings you used? The problem with the Wurth/Foster seems to be (as pointed in another post above) that you can only use it on rubber hoses.

I don't mind switching the few hoses I have remaining in synthetics to rubber.

Though I saw that hose that CJEN makes (resells? I don't know) and am checking prices on that.

The repair kit will work on any hose, as long as the Inner Diameter is the same size as the repair fitting says.

These fittings work amazing, Ive sold them to many customers and they love them, Ive yet to see one fail yet.

trackwelder
11-02-2009, 05:17 PM
The repair kit will work on any hose, as long as the Inner Diameter is the same size as the repair fitting says.

These fittings work amazing, Ive sold them to many customers and they love them, Ive yet to see one fail yet.

I am interested in some of these repair kits. Where can I purchase them?

Blwnsln
11-04-2009, 09:01 PM
I am interested in some of these repair kits. Where can I purchase them?

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