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Do Brake Lines Need to Be Double Flared?

November 26, 2020

Are you working on your vehicle’s brake lines for the first time? If so, understanding what a flare is—let alone a double flare and whether your brake lines need them—is important to building a reliable, safe brake system. Read on to find out whether brake lines need to be double flared in San Jose, CA and the tools you’ll need to do the job. What kind of flares does a brake system use? A flared brake line simply means that the ends of the metal lines are stretched out so they can seamlessly fit with another section of metal line.... View Article

How Do I Know Which Hoses and Fittings Are Right When Replacing a Hydraulic Hose Assembly?

November 12, 2020

Your hydraulic system comes with hoses, and when it’s time to replace them, you must be sure to get the right one for your specific assembly. That means choosing the right hoses and fittings from hundreds of hose models and thousands of fittings. Things have become more complicated as manufacturers make hydraulic hose assemblies in San Jose, CA smaller, designed to fit into tight spaces. Here’s how to tell which hoses are right for your hose assembly: Look for the ID or dash size: Hoses are measured by the inside diameter (ID), also known as the dash size. The sizes... View Article

Why High-Pressure Stainless Steel Fittings Are Best for Extreme Temperatures

October 19, 2020

Stainless steel is a term pretty much everyone has heard of, and it’s a pervasive part of modern society. More than 150 different grades of stainless steel exist. It’s put to use erecting skyscrapers. A form of stainless steel funnels toxic fumes from your vehicle as part of the exhaust system. It’s used to make everything from shipping containers to surgical tools. Stainless steel is everywhere in commercial kitchens and on industrial sites. Perhaps it’s no wonder that professionals working in extreme environments rely on high-pressure stainless steel fittings in San Jose, CA. Here’s why. What is stainless steel? First,... View Article

Need Fire Hose Adapters and Fittings? We Have Them!

October 5, 2020

Over the last several weeks, numerous Californians have found themselves without a home as wildfires swept across the state. Even more residents felt the sting that raging, uncontrollable fires can have on our property and air quality. Each year, we get a reminder of the sheer power of Mother Nature to turn our world on its head. And, every year, even as residents evacuate to avoid risk, America’s first responders wade into the danger. You don’t have to be an environmental scientist to understand that a firefighter’s best friend is water—millions and millions of gallons of quick, running water applied... View Article

Five Reasons Quick Disconnect Fittings Fail

September 25, 2020

Quick disconnect fittings are used to provide easy disconnection or connection of fluid lines. They do not require tools to assemble and disassemble, which makes them popular in busy equipment shops seeking to streamline their processes. However, if quick connects in San Jose, CA are not installed properly or you do not choose the correct fitting for your equipment, it can cause damage and failure. Here are five reasons you may face equipment failure and how to avoid them: Vibration: Applications like forklifts and jackhammers cause significant vibration. This can loosen fittings during use and later lead to failure when... View Article

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