Tear in red line hose

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by dboot01, Jan 28, 2022.

  1. dboot01

    dboot01 Bobtail Member

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    Leaking massive air. Will duct tape do the trick? Or is that dot violation? Thx
     
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  3. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    It is a violation for sure. No duct tape won't hold it.
     
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  4. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    Replace it! Duck tape isnt going to hold that kind of pressure.
     
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  5. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Duct tape? There are no other options except replacing that hose.
     
  6. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    You should have a spare air line in the truck always, when co pays for 2 air lines and one is put on keep the other line in side box, a adj, wrench or vice grip will let you be able to change one.
     
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  7. BlueDuck1883

    BlueDuck1883 Bobtail Member

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    Posted November 8th. I'm curious to know if @dboot01 tried to wrap it with duct tape.
     
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  8. goga

    goga Medium Load Member

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    I hate this kind of questions. It should be specifically detailed.

    Are you at the truck stop, or in the middle of nowhere? Can you drop your trailer and bobtail to the shop? Do you have tools to replace the hose? And so on..

    PS: If you have the tools and stuck nowhere, replace hoses blue to red and red to blue side. Duct tape the red (now blue) with a lot of it (electrical works better) and get to the nearest shop to buy lines, both of them, since they are old and fragile. Do not speed and keep an eye on pressure when you break. Blue line is a return, so it does not hold the air bags and breaks under constant pressure AFAIK.
     
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  9. BlueDuck1883

    BlueDuck1883 Bobtail Member

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    A little bit of common sense and knowledge of the truck you in, goes a long ways.
     
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    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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  11. BlueDuck1883

    BlueDuck1883 Bobtail Member

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    Duct tape only works on Fords, right?
     
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