Anyone ever use Super Glue on leaking air line?

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  1. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    One of the air lines on the 3-in-1 chafed and has a pretty good leak. Put a few layers of Super Glue on it and it seems to have plug the hole pretty well. Anyone else ever do this and did it hold?
     
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  3. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

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    No.
    Razor blade, 2 butt connectors, 1 ft. of hose.
    Put a sleeve over repair so no more chaffing.
    Takes about 5 minutes.
     
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  4. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Y’all don’t carry the DOT approved air brake line fittings and a few feet of new air line ?

    And a new gladhand lines ?

    Patching an air line has saved me a lot of money when I was driving .
     
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  5. dosgatos

    dosgatos Medium Load Member

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    and spare curly lines
     
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  6. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Back in the day I was more a plumber and electrician.. about every other week, the water pump pulleys on the old detroit would eat the air lines and or the electrical cord... or the trailer would shear off the coolant lines.. I carried all that stuff cause I wanted to go home and not want 4-5 hours for the shop monkeys to drive to wherever I was. Either fix it right or your wasting your time and just asking for an OOS violation
     
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  7. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Medium Load Member

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    For emergency air line repairs on the road, I used duct tape, wrapped at least 2x around, then small hose clamps on either side of the break. Will hold 120 psi almost indefinitely.
     
  8. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Curly fries? Seasoned?
     
  9. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    I have used super glue to stop the air leak around a nail in the tread of a drive tire. This isn't a long-term solution, but it held for the rest of the night until the mechanics got to the shop in the morning.
     
  10. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Heavy Load Member

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    I have done this a couple of times in the past when I didn't have any air line push connect fittings with me. The only thing I did different was that I cut a patch from a piece of larger diameter air line and used the super glue to secure the patch and then I wrapped a rubber hose around it to prevent any more rubbing and chafing.

    Good on you for making it work.
     
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  11. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    As others have said typically quick connects and spare hose are the correct way to do it. Sometimes though you gotta improvise to get it down the road. And if it works it works.

    That said over time as airlines fail ive been swapping them out for hydraulic lines and heavy duty fittings. Then coating the connectors with clear fingernail polish to help slow corrosion. Seems a cheaper and better long term solution lol. At least when downtime and potential roadside repairs are factored in
     
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