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How often you change your qd ?

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How often you change your qd ?

Post by dp1 on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:00 pm

Is it when they start to leak, when they are hard to connect / disconnect or when they start to look fugly ?
I usually don't change them unless if they start to leak or if I'm having a hard time taking them off when I had to cut the hose and re crimped it, just too lazy to struggle too much for a few bucks parts.
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Re: How often you change your qd ?

Post by milspec6 on Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:02 am

All my males are replaced annually and females every 6 months. I despise having a QD set only partially opening or not closing at all when on the job. It takes time to stop and replace them which I have no patience for when cleaning solo.

If I had a helper all the time, I would probably extend those periods and just have him swap them out when they go bad.
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Re: How often you change your qd ?

Post by Mo on Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:09 am

Im bad I wait till they start giving me problems
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Re: How often you change your qd ?

Post by dp1 on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:42 am

I guess for me it's just the inconvenience of changing them that got me not to change them as often.
I do love the feeling of connecting / disconnecting a new set though, easily done with one hand.
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Re: How often you change your qd ?

Post by Matt; My carpet cleaner on Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:32 pm

From my experience, the male wearing is the first problem. The hard hat area starts to bloom, and won't insert easily.(get you minds out of the gutter).
The other day I had set up everything and the ran the sol hose insde. Was short about 10'. So I quickly pull another 50'er. The QC won't go in. Its about 15° out and hose are laying in the snow. I'm like "oh crap, Sol line don't freeze up on me".  It took some hard twisting to get.
Then a few days later I find a bag in the back of the van with 3 new male connects. Put that on my to do list:)
I also have a tube of some type of grease. Every now and then I'll take a qtip and swab the female qc

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Re: How often you change your qd ?

Post by milspec6 on Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:34 pm

That is exactly why I change them so much Matt, something simple like a bad QD can make a real mess on you....shut off valves as well.

I set out 350 feet of line a month ago and when I started my pump to keep things from freezing as it was 12 degrees outside, I found out that the shut off had failed and was spraying the beejesus out of the place.

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