I bought this airline hose last year, and I paid good money for it, 50' ft
rubber for like, $30.00. Anyway, it seems like every couple of months, it
gets this slime on it like sticky tree sap. The first time I just figured
I drug it thru something, so I wiped it down with gasoline and all was good
again, I didn't use the hose for a period, and when I came back, it was
covered in that sticky crap again! What is this stuff that the hose is
seeping and how to prevent it?? Is it the hose itself or maybe something
the compressor is putting in the air, that's in the hose, that's seeping
thru? I don't have a filter/regulator attached so thought this a
This does not happen to any of my PVC hoses, but they don't last as long
either. I like the flexibility of the rubber, but the crap on it is nasty.
Nothing worse than grabbing the hose and getting a handful of nasty stuff.
Thanks for any insight,
Yeah, I had forgotten about the general mentality of these newsgroups,
generally speaking. I should have read more closely, for I should have
known someone would pick apart a typo, a misspelling, or punctuation.
I had forgotten that "school is in" whilst posting. How boring our life's
must be to look for errors in information newsgroups and to try to squeak
out any little humor you can. A grammar newsgroup yes, a mechanical type
group, you wouldn't think. Lesson learnt.....
None the less, the hose I had bought WAS a NAPA hose, I am a big fan of
NAPA. It was not the most expensive hose, but rather a "middle of the road"
one. It is still good information to know just to answer the question of
"why?". Curiosity is a fundamental human trait and that is the premise of
this whole thread, I simply wanted to know why.
Thank you, I suppose, for the reminder that my life really isn't that bad
after, and thank you again for the information and answer to the simple
question pertaining to the original topic.
By the way, does it really save you that much time to spell "wuz" rather
than "was"? Or is that just something to stay in the main stream and
blindly follow the herds? And, what's up with the no capitalization? The
beginning of a sentence is always started with a capitol letter, and names
are always capitalized. Your last sentence should also begin with "I", or
"We", and you forgot the period after "funny" unless that was a question? Or
maybe that last sentence just got tabbed down and it should read,
"Marshmonster can't believe you got him to reply", but you still forgot to
capitalize in that case, and sentence structure is lacking and beginning a
sentence as a third person, (i.e. yourself), is incorrect. You should work
www.google.com and search for "Parts of a sentence" and "When to
capitalize". Google is your friend.
Just some friendly criticism.
1. Seriously: COULD have been 'airline' support system surplus.
2. Complain to NAPA. They obviously cant test every product and there's a
good chance they got snookered by some supplier/ manufacturer... like maybe
- had a problem with a name-brand copper plumbing fitting from Lowes, would
not slide over tubing. Complained once, nothing was done - because three
months later, same problem... finally I called the supplier tech service
desk by phone, explained it and made sure the Lowes manager called supplier
and sent back all the bad stock.
It REALLY IS up to 'us' sometimes.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
I hope yer air hose busts while yer work'n under the hood of a 2005
whacks yuh in the balls, piss'n yuh off enough to sling yer Ingersol
bouncing off the upper heater hose and going smashing into the
~hit's his bong....sips his crownroyal....~
It's the air hose.
Try using spray carb cleaner on the hose. It evaporates faster than
gasoline, which is agrevating the situation by helping to loosen up the
solvents in the CHEAP ASS rubber composition of the hose. The solvents
in the cheap hose is working outward carrying some of the rubber to a
molten state. (the hose is cheap)
if you use 2 rags, SOAK one rag with the carb cleaner and wipe down
2 foot of the hose, then IMEDIATELY go across that same spot with the
hopefully clean/dry, rag.
then, you should be able to just wipe the hose down after each job with
call NAPA and get another hose, this time, a good one.
my 2 cents worth, take it for what it's worth.
~agrees, rubber hose is better than those hard arse plastic ones~
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