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snyderaaron
04-29-2013, 07:31 PM
Filling up for surfing and my ballast came loose spilling water everywhere. Notice that the quick connect elbow that a piece was busted off. So I need one of these

http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-pro-x-series-fitting-w746.html

Now I noticed to install that I need this

http://www.wakemakers.com/pinch-hose-clamp.html

My question is what size will I need and do I really need the tool

E4NASH
04-29-2013, 08:26 PM
Why don't you just get a hoseclamp from Lowes? I just did my hole project with those. Sure the crimp ones look nicer but are a PITA to remove if you ever need to.

oddos2525
04-29-2013, 09:36 PM
I second the hose clamps. Quick and easy to disconnect for whatever reason later.

parrothd
04-29-2013, 09:37 PM
Zip ties.. Easier.. :)

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tgoody14
04-29-2013, 09:58 PM
Is this a common problem!?!? I just installed 2 1100lb bags in the back and I didn't even think about something like that happening... that would not be fun!!

snyderaaron
04-29-2013, 10:09 PM
Mine happens every once in a while, I also noticed the back panel of the ballast location has had two screws loose, don't no if this was causing it

snyderaaron
04-29-2013, 10:15 PM
Why don't you just get a hoseclamp from Lowes? I just did my hole project with those. Sure the crimp ones look nicer but are a PITA to remove if you ever need to.

Like this one

http://www.wakemakers.com/stainless-hose-clamp.html

E4NASH
04-29-2013, 10:19 PM
Like this one

http://www.wakemakers.com/stainless-hose-clamp.html

Yep...that exact one. I think I paid $4.99 for a pack of 10.

jmvotto
04-29-2013, 11:47 PM
Second lowes or Home Depot for the the ss clamps, bought lst of them for my upgrades, use black electrical tape around the bags.

fittings try this

https://www.flow-rite.com/product/ma-049

VA LSV
04-30-2013, 07:11 AM
I used the pinch clamps around the bags and regular hose clamps everywhere else. Old end nippers make a good tool for pinch clamps. I like the zip tie idea.