Glad hand seals sticking together.

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  2. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Road Train Member

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    Try putting the grommets in backwards. With the thinner, wider part of the flange on the inside of the hole. It takes a bit of fannagling, but you should still get a good seal and they may stay in better.
    I have tried this a few times and it seems to work...
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    I actually looked in the parts room to see which manufacturer it was because we have been having this happen a lot lately. Now I forget which one it was. Going to look again on Monday. Never had this happen before Over the years.
     
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  4. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    A very small amount of grease will solve your problem.
     
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  5. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Heavy Load Member

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    it is my experience that spit or any kind of moisture is what makes them stick together.
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s what I’ve been starting to notice. It may keep them from wrinkling up, but at the end of the day you’ll need a screwdriver to pry them apart.
     
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  7. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    I have that happen , never had it before, most of the time they won't fall out of the glad hand. Chinese are not very good at making glad hands , never had them break, now they break
     
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    in all my years, i ain't never had that happen.

    best i can suggest is a light spray coating of maybe PAM cooking spray, as oils, lubes maybe eat away the rubber.
     
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