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Old 09-02-2017, 05:59 PM
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Clear hose for brake bleeding

What do you use, where do you buy it, and how much does it cost? Do you bother with the chemical resistant stuff, or just buy anything with a 1/4" OD or whatever?

This looks like the best deal I've seen so far, but I don't really know what I'm doing here: https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/it...7550&catid=864
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Home Depot likely has a clear hose that will work.

You can buy a nice bleeder bag with attached silicone hose .....or you can make your own from an IV bag ��

Edelbrock/Russell 639500 Speed Bleeder Bag

This one is about $12
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My home depot stopped carrying clear hose by the foot, but it is still pretty cheap to buy 10ft. You can also go to an auto parts store and borrow a brake bleeder kit, they charge your CC a deposit and refund it when you return it.
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Well what prompted this for me was looking to replace the hose on the bleeder bottle I already own. But I'm also curious more generally.
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Buy it direct from speed bleeder for a lot less

Still using the same one I bought 12 years ago ...

Bag & Hose Combo

But if you're going to buy hose then get silicone like what comes with the spill-proof bag in the link above. Regular plastic is not as user friendly. They sell the hose separate in the same link side bar.
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Originally Posted by TeamRX8 View Post
Buy it direct from speed bleeder for a lot less
But shipping charges make it cost more.
Lowe's is having a sale in my zip code: $0.01/ft of 1/4 vinyl tubing.
YMMV, but it's going to be less than $0.25/ft almost everywhere.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Samar-1-4-i...ubing/50315905


I've been using this rig for at least 15 years. Just a 20 oz soda bottle with vinyl hose stuck into it and a coat hanger to suspend the bottle. Hose was a few bucks, bottle and coat hanger were free. Easy to use, easy to see gunk and bubbles, easy to drain.



The business end hasn't gotten brittle, still seals just fine.



Don't forget to drill a hole in the cap to relieve pressure in the bottle, else you'll hose down your brakes when you pull it off the bleeder. Don't ask me how I learned this lesson...

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LOL I have a rig that looks almost the same Even down to the coat hanger.
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Re: cheaper, I was referring to a the speedbleeder bag/ hose combo from post #2

I don't like vinyl tubing for brake fluid, but to each their own
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Re: cheaper, I was referring to a the speedbleeder bag/ hose combo from post #2

I don't like vinyl tubing for brake fluid, but to each their own
I have silicone from the speedbleeder bag that I had..that got stepped on and leaks
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I don't see how just stepping on it can make it leak. It would take something sharp to cut it. Again, mine is at least 12 years old. I'm expecting the bag to go before the hose.
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I don't see how just stepping on it can make it leak. It would take something sharp to cut it. Again, mine is at least 12 years old. I'm expecting the bag to go before the hose.
Bag got stepped on In gravel...sharp rock punched a hole in it. Tube is good..and it's about the same age as yours.
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Ok, obviously I misunderstood
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Ok, obviously I misunderstood

LOL. Not a 1st world problem for sure.

Get your car done.....want to see you driving it 😊
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