Worn air line

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mototom, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    So just had my belly spring break and am now stuck at a hole in the wall spot.
    I only got here by spite and two rolls of electrical tape

    What’s the dot approved method of fixing this? Compression fitting? (For a one inch line?)

    I also recently switched companies so this is extra fun dealing with their road service department.

    (spring broke air line hit the ground big ### hole in air line)
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    What's a belly spring?

    Synflex, rubber or braided air line?
     
  4. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    7/8 piece of pipe cut 4 inches and 4 hose clamps to limp to greener pastures.
    Good Luck
     
  5. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    He is probably talking about the air lines in front of a sliding tandum trailer suspension. I have never heard of it referred to that way as well.
     
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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I have used this on an air line and it didn't leak. Got me to a shop.
     
  7. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    Really? That’s like THE term used around here…? What do you guys refer to it as lol.

    also yes thats what I’m referring to.
     
  8. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    Rubber line
     
  9. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    Yeah I thought of that but I actually found a barb fitting at the local tractor supply.

    I don’t think it’s dot legal tho lol. There’s got to be something out there tho?

    Hydrualic line style compression fitting maybe??
     
  10. xsetra

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  11. Ridgeline

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    If you want to be legal on a splice, get a DOT fitting from someplace like NAPA truck parts dealer or a Parker Hannifin hydraulic store, they both have them.
     
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