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Old 05-06-2014, 07:26 AM   #1
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(Moved) Off topic posts about propane hoses

The hoses themselves are designed to leak.

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And where did you find this? Are they designed to leak the entire length or just at the fittings?
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The hoses themselves are designed to leak.

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Really? Wow. I never knew that.
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Really? Wow. I never knew that.
Sure, it keeps customers coming back and increases their profits in the lp gas companies.
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And where did you find this? Are they designed to leak the entire length or just at the fittings?
Sorry I miss spoke I confused propane hose with a/c hose which has tiny tiny pin holes to allow it to leach.
Look closely to a a/c hose and you'll see the pin holes in a row.
Anyway I was wrong in what I was talking about per application.



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Sorry I miss spoke I confused propane hose with a/c hose which has tiny tiny pin holes to allow it to leach. Look closely to a a/c hose and you'll see the pin holes in a row. Anyway I was wrong in what I was talking about per application. TURBS
If that's the case, it would require re-charging the ac periodically. The holes must be plugged on TOWTA's old 96 junker and my 05 Silverado as neither have been re-charged.
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If that's the case, it would require re-charging the ac periodically. The holes must be plugged on TOWTA's old 96 junker and my 05 Silverado as neither have been re-charged.
I think the "leaking" is negligible.
Go look at your hoses

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Ppm im guessing.

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I think the "leaking" is negligible.
Go look at your hoses. TURBS
I would think after 18 & 9 yrs respectfully they would at least need a touch up.
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Maybe it does?

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Maybe it does? TURBS
Could be, but they will both freeze you out within minutes.
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Could be, but they will both freeze you out within minutes.
Common symptom of being low -ish on freon.

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Common symptom of being low -ish on freon. TURBS
Because they work? They don't freeze up inside or outside, they will just cool as good as they always did at least on my truck, don't know about TOWTA's, but it will run you out pretty quickly and have your raising the temp.
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Freon is a gas that is supposed to be recaptured when possible. It should not be leaking into the atmosphere by design. It does when hoses break.
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Freon is a gas that is supposed to be recaptured when possible. It should not be leaking into the atmosphere by design. It does when hoses break.
They are talking about the gas leeching thru the lines like air leeching thru a tire. The holes they're talking about is to keep the hose cover from bubbling and separate from the hose. Nothing to worry about plus I don't think they use R12 or R22 Freon anymore.
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Ok. But even the newer R134a used in auto applications is recovered.
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All Freon is suppose to be recovered, but sometimes it just is not feasible or rather possible such as a blown hose, condenser or compressor.
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