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Old 2011-02-01, 8:24pm
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Default STAT---need help with a new GTT torch hookup

Hey guys, got kinda a problem. I have my system all up and running---the right connectors and everything. The problem I am having is that these are new hoses and I cannot get the cut end of the hose with the clamp to slide over the studs on the torch. It isn't an easy fit. I am afraid I am not strong enough to do it and I am hurting my shoulder trying, and my husband has MS. He is trying but I think it is bothering him. Is there some special trick to getting these things together? Lubricant? I do realize you can't use anything petroleum based, but I can't be the first one with this problem. Help appreciated.


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Old 2011-02-01, 8:31pm
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Get a something you can boil water, I use a Mason jar and heat it to boiling in the microwave... set the ends of the hose in the water for a few minutes. The shake off the excess water and they should slide right on. You may have to reheat one of the hoses if you're not quick enough.
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Old 2011-02-01, 9:08pm
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Zen-Mom, you are a Mom. The bomb. Thanks so much. That helped so much that my hubby was able to slide them on for me. See I knew on LE could find some help. LE rocks.


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Old 2011-02-01, 9:20pm
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Yay! I'm glad I could help! Now go make some beauties
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Old 2011-02-03, 7:31am
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Damn Donna!!
I learn a new trick every so often.
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