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Old 2013-12-02, 12:00pm
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I finally have a beautiful new studio in my garage. As the guys where hooking up my vent the ladder was placed on top of the propane hose. Of course, this ladder did not have a plastic footing so the aluminum went through the hose and cut it apart! Thank god I always drain my hoses after torching. So, my question is, would it be safe to patch it with a connector and clamps or should I get a new one. The hose is about 4 years old.
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Old 2013-12-02, 2:25pm
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I am not an expert, so take this with several grains of salt, but I have a general philosophy about bad food that could make me sick - 'when in doubt, throw it out'. I would certainly apply it here.
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Old 2013-12-02, 2:51pm
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If all other aspects of a "good" hose are there then I would patch it with a male-male hose connector. Just cut the ends square and put on the two hose clamps, press the connector into both hoses and tighten the hose clamps. Maybe get another couple years out of the hose.

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Old 2013-12-02, 3:07pm
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Thanks for the input. I have flashback arrestors and quick disconnects already on the old hose - it would be easier to do the repair to get by for a few months.
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Old 2013-12-02, 5:53pm
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PJ's right, if the rest of the hose is in good then put in a patch and get back to work.

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Old 2013-12-02, 7:54pm
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If all other aspects of a "good" hose are there then I would patch it with a male-male hose connector. Just cut the ends square and put on the two hose clamps, press the connector into both hoses and tighten the hose clamps. Maybe get another couple years out of the hose.

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Some torches come with short hoses already connected and then you use a connector to attach them to longer hoses. What PJ's suggesting is really no different than that. Even if there's a questionable chunk, you can cut that part off and then connect the remaining good pieces of hose.
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Old 2013-12-02, 9:21pm
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I would feel better if someone else did it. Maybe I will disconnect hose and bring it to propane place to fix.
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Old 2013-12-03, 5:43am
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if your hose is used with a hothead torch, where the hose is at tank pressure, then you should not attempt a repair....if it is low pressure propane then it would be ok.
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