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  • TIG Hose Fitting Replacement

    I have a CK superflex hose/power cable for a 9/17 torch, and one of the fittings broke the first time I tried to screw it into my dinse adapter. CK warrantied the whole kit - torch, hose, and adapter - and the broken one currently works in its broken state. It is tight enough not to leak. I simply can't disassemble it without cutting something. Is it possible to put a new fitting on the end of the hose? Where could I source one? I've googled, but came up with nothing but pre-assembled hoses with fittings already installed. The local welding supply (Mississippi Welders Supply) said they couldn't do it, and I should just buy a new hose (of course). If I can fix it for <$20 instead of an $80 hose, I'd like that a lot better.

  • #2
    Post some pictures. I’ve repaired my tig hoses before. HTP sells several different replacement fittings for welding machine adapters.


    • #3
      Something like this work?

      TIG Water Hose Repair Kit - (Left Hand Thread Nut) Now you can repair existing, or build custom length TIG, MIG & PAW water supply hoses in the shop or in th field without tools! New hose repair kits require No-Tools, and they are easy to install using a simple threaded compression collar to securely mount your water hose to the nipple, everything you need in one convenient kit. Kit Includes: 5/8"-18 Left-Hand "B"-Size Male Nut and Nipple with Mechanical Ferrule. No tools or crimping dies needed! Note: Designed for 3/16" (4.8mm) I.D. 1/4" (4.8mm) O.D. hose.


      • #4
        If you are talking about the power cable there is no fitting available. The weld cable is connected to both ends and the coolant runs through the fitting.


        • #5
          It's not a water-cooled torch. It's a 17. The fitting I need would screw into a 9 or 17 torch or the appropriate adapter, and would carry electric current as well as shielding gas.

          See photo for reference.
          Attached Files


          • #6
            No fitting is made for the cable repair water or air sorry we just scrap them.


            • #7
              As a hobbyist, whose equipment rarely makes me money, I'm reluctant to simply throw something away, when it could be fixed, if only parts were available.


              • #8
                I had the same problem. My local Airgas dealer ordered me a new fitting direct from CK and that fixed the problem.


                • #9
                  Go to Western Enterprises and look there, if they have what you need get the part number and order from a (local) distributer

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