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AC Hoses: metric to inches

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by IZwack, July 4, 2011.

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    1. IZwack

      IZwack Moderator Emeritus

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      So the hoses for the auxiliary AC unit for my van are labelled 16mm and 13mm. Can I use 5/8 and 1/2 inch fittings on these hoses?
       
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      probably not, im guessing because of the thread pitch. the diameter might work but i tried putting 5/16 screws into a m8 hole and even though the diameter is same it wouldnt fit.
       
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      Sorry I must've not made myself clear -- I mean use a 5/8" fitting over a 16mm hose. The fitting will then be crimped over the hose.

      Example - fitting over a hose before the crimping process:
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      I've been making hydraulic hoses for years. (Forklift mechanic -- 13 years.) All of the major brand hoses for hydraulics (Parker, Weatherhead, Synflex) list the hoses as both standard and metric right on the hose. (IE- 3/8"-10mm, 1/2"-13mm, etc) I would assume your hose will be fine.
       
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      ah ok now i see what u mean. i was thinking something like brake line fittings i dont see why not then.
       
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      Backing up his answer with a resounding yes. I used to buy fittings that had both standard and metric sizes listed on them as well.
       

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