These special "reducer" hose ends make it easy to connect smaller hose to a larger male AN fitting without adding a reducer fitting. They are designed to work with our Black Textile-Reinforced High Temperature Hose (Part No. 3491, sold separately).
Our standard Black Aluminum Barbed AN Hose Ends (Part No. 3488) mate 3/8" hose to 6AN, 1/2" hose to 8AN, and 5/8" hose to 10AN. If you need to connect a smaller hose in a limited space, these unequal ends may do the trick.
- Use Oetiker Clamps to secure the hose in place for pressurized applications.
- For maximum security, use 2 Oetiker clamps on each hose end. Rotate one clamp so the ears are clocked 90 degrees to the ears on the second clamp.
Installation Method 1 (The traditional way):
1. Clamp the hose end in a vise with soft jaws.
2. Lube the barb with clean motor oil.
3. Slide the Oetiker clamp(s) onto the hose.
4. Warm the end of the hose in boiling water for 5 to 10 seconds. This makes the rubber more pliable.
5. Slide the hose over the barbed fitting with a twisting motion.
6. Install Oetiker clamp(s).
Installation Method 2 (the modern way):
1. Use our Koul Tools EZ-ON Hose Press (Part No. 3330-001, sold separately).