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Old 10-15-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by dlssmith View Post
It works well to put the fitting in a vice with the barbs facing up and then heat the tube and fitting and push the tube down on the barbs. Should slide right on. I don't know if boiling (212 degree) water is hot enough. But a heat gun is if you apply the heat carefully and not get it hot enough to burn or become more than pliant. I believe the stiffness of the nylon is required to maintain the correct vacuum to the booster for the volume of vacuum spec'd. It would be too flexible to use a fuel hose or other rubber hose. Others here may know the exact reasons for the stiff nylon tube.
The heat gun is also good for peeling paint on houses in conjunction with a scraper. Tedious and it works best on flat surfaces.
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