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    Now that I have your attention .....

    I finally recieved my new guide tube for the K-60 today. (A-60-12) Back ordered through Ridgid til the 30th but I found one in Iowa

    The tag on it said 'lubricate periodically'

    I've never lubricated my k-50 or k-1500 guide hose... ever

    How, what and why do I need to lubricate? It's just a tube!

    I have some Snake Oil will that work?

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    Re: Lubrication for my tube?

    The residual wd-40 that is on the cables seems to be enough for the guide hose.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    • #3
      Re: Lubrication for my tube?

      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
      Now that I have your attention .....

      I finally recieved my new guide tube for the K-60 today. (A-60-12) Back ordered through Ridgid til the 30th but I found one in Iowa

      The tag on it said 'lubricate periodically'

      I've never lubricated my k-50 or k-1500 guide hose... ever

      How, what and why do I need to lubricate? It's just a tube!

      I have some Snake Oil will that work?
      I use vegetable oil on my k-50 hose.

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      • #4
        Re: Lubrication for my tube?

        Veggie oil will become rancid after a while

        Crack, the guide hose is electrical metallic flex. You can use your extra KY. . .oh I mean snake oil. It will become stiff and rusty if not oiled up. It can snap

        The k-50 hose is now rubber.
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        • #5
          Re: Lubrication for my tube?

          Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
          Veggie oil will become rancid after a while

          The k-50 hose is now rubber.

          peanut oil will be better than veggie oil.

          the rubber 50 guie hose (unless it's changed in the last 2 years) blows big chunks. it's too small and overly stiff.

          steve
          In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Lubrication for my tube?

            Originally posted by stxrus View Post
            blows big chunks. it's too small and overly stiff.

            steve



            How......how in......how in the **** what..? how did my words get copied from my personals ad......?!!!!!



            Thanks PC, I thought I'd keep it on track to your thread title. I'm going to have a peanut oil bath to cleanse me of this dirty thread.
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            • #7
              Re: Lubrication for my tube?

              Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post



              Thanks PC, I thought I'd keep it on track to your thread title. I'm going to have a peanut oil bath to cleanse me of this dirty thread.

              Where do these kinky freaks come from???

              If he offers you french fries done in peanut oil, you should refuse.........
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              • #8
                Re: Lubrication for my tube?

                If you're really worried about it, try using an air hose with a in line oiler. That should blow some lubrication down your hose.


                Get your mind out the gutter.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                • #9
                  Re: Lubrication for my tube?

                  go snake a line at a restaraunt once in a while?
                  This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lubrication for my tube?

                    the only thing that will happen if the hose gets rusty is it will get stiff

                    sure it will be hard to roll it back into the cage. but it also will lay flat and straight. making it easier to get your snake out

                    you can snap the internal wound metal hose if you try to flex it once rusty.

                    it's basically the same as the grey electrical outdoor water proof flex they use for hooking up a/c units outdoor. ask sparky for some new 1.5'' flex next time.

                    now if you want a lifetime self lubricating hose. grab a piece of yellow hdpe gas pipe and you're set for life

                    it's fairly straight and stiff

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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