Re Coil air lines???

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by MTMAUS, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. MTMAUS

    MTMAUS Bobtail Member

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    One of my drivers forgot to disconnect his airlines from the trailer (in Australia we call them suzie coils) and all of the coil and spring in the air lines is all over the shop.

    Anyone have any tricks in how to maybe get them back to something passable? I was think maybe trying to wrap them around a cylinder or something and leave them for a bit.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    thanks
     
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  3. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    Figure the springs are trash. In a bind might be able to put a new ends on the line and hook them back up.
    Hook some bungie cords or some thing to them keeping them from harms way. Get the job done and put it back like it was.
    Old school was 3/8's rubber hose hooked up that way.
     
  4. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Medium Load Member

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    Look around the shop , you might find a collor and sleeve off an old one
     
  5. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Coil lines are junk. I'd go with the rubber lines and that big spring that holds them up. I've seen ( ahem) guys forget their lines and the rubber ones work a lot better, especially in the cold.
     
    Cattleman84 Thanks this.
  6. '88K100

    '88K100 Light Load Member

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    Coil lines don't have memory,,just replace them. We only use rubber lines so if the driver forgets to remove glad-hands either their is no damage or the air line flies back and takes out the rear window,,,twice our village idiot did that this year
     
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  7. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    there like 20 bucks apiece pitch them
     
  8. "semi" retired

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    Light cords don't do well in that situation either,,,
     
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