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Re: REFLECTOR: Teflon fittings



> R. Wayne Owens wrote:
> 
> Does anyone know why you aren't supposed to use hose barbs with
> Teflon hose?  Some of the fittings I looked at specifically for
> Teflon ( a fancy compression fitting) ran $20 to $30 in my MSC
> Catalogue. Someone suggested smoothing the edge of the barbs and
> using a piece of rubber hose between the hose clamp and the Teflon.


I don't know WHY the fittings are expensive, but I do know they work VERY
well. They are much easier to install than some other fittings. I also know
hydraulic systems in an airplane are not a place where I want to cut corners
(or barbs).


Dave Black