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    Default AN Lines and fittings

    I need to replace some the lines on my boat due to some rigging changes
    I will be making. What are the id measurements in inches converted over
    to AN measurements?

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    It's 1/16' per. So 4AN=4/16=1/4". 10AN=5/8"
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    If your doing stainless braded hose Look into KOUL tools, LLC - Lake Havasu City, AZ for assembling the hose to the fitting. Your fingers will thank you!

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    I must have done something wrong when i did my braided lines. I only got bit once!!

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    Thanks. Exactly what I needed

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    My question is if anyone has done black. What fitting does not fade that fast? Any of you guys had any fittings in mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19cp View Post
    My question is if anyone has done black. What fitting does not fade that fast? Any of you guys had any fittings in mine?
    Are you talking black lines or fittings ?, weve been using and expirimenting (black and nickel fittings, black braid too) to "break away" from the traditional red blue etc a bit haven't noticed any fade but most hasn't been exposed for long as well Tom

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    I used earls push lock and put black shrink wrap over the red part to replicate my spark plug wires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19cp View Post
    My question is if anyone has done black. What fitting does not fade that fast? Any of you guys had any fittings in mine?
    We have been using XRP Black, Black/Silver, and Silver Nickle plated fittings for several years now and have not had any reports at all of premature fading. XRP's plating is top of the line quality.

    Also, you will find in practice, that actual inside AN Braided hose ID will run several thousanths smaller than the line size AN callout. Here is a size chart that shows the "hose" actual ID vs the AN call out sizes.

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    I run all black line and fittings from Jegs, great fit and price with no fading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    We have been using XRP Black, Black/Silver, and Silver Nickle plated fittings for several years now and have not had any reports at all of premature fading. XRP's plating is top of the line quality.

    Also, you will find in practice, that actual inside AN Braided hose ID will run several thousanths smaller than the line size AN callout. Here is a size chart that shows the "hose" actual ID vs the AN call out sizes.
    I didn't know XRP was doing colors other than the red/blue. I agree the quality of the anodizing is the best in the business. My plumbing is over 10 years old and still looks great. The quality and design of the hose ends is also top of the line.
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    did the whole boat in black xrp fittings and hose. couldn't be happier with it. i am so done with braided stainless, getting bit and having the crap scratch stuff up...


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    That's looks really good.
    I plumbed my brothers whole boat with stainless and earls red-blue combo, it looks killer but my fingers still hurt. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I didn't know XRP was doing colors other than the red/blue. I agree the quality of the anodizing is the best in the business. My plumbing is over 10 years old and still looks great. The quality and design of the hose ends is also top of the line.
    I love the XRP hose ends design and thread quality , having installed into the thousands of them over the years and also many many Earls and Aeroquip before changing to XRP in the late 80's (Keith Black at that time). I got so fed up with poor quality threads in other ends back then I could about scream, galling, cross threading, comebacks, etc. I'll bet I haven't had problems with more than a dozen ends since that time using XRP's. The original Aeroquip cutter design worked pretty well but they changed the aftermarket ends to compression fittings sometime late 80's time frame. I did not like them at all and switched brands due to it trying Earls and Russell first then KB (XRP now), (glad I did looking back). There's a bunch of cheap China import stuff out there now too which imo is crap as far as thread and finish quality. If its cheap in price there's a reason.

    I don't use any accessory tools either on install but think its an excellent idea. I have a great knife blade circular saw that cuts clean, I know many doing their own cutting don't have that luxury which causes the fraying issues those tools are designed to deal with. Funny thing with the saw I have, it has the original blade on it that I've been using since the 80's. I hit it with a stone occasionally but not often, cuts stainless braided hose like butter still. Its a skillsaw that Aeroquip was marketing at the time (perhaps still do). They were a few hundy back then I can just imagine what they cost now if still available.

    I like the black look there Bob, very clean.

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