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Just wondered if anyone knows who is most reasonable in Norwich for pipe repairs got stung for my last repair wondered if there's any recommendations

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When I was in gainful employment, we got ours done by Pirtek, can't say if they were good bad or indifferent but guess our maintenance guys used them for a reason!

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We have used Pirtek, quick and efficient, but not cheap! Done a pipe on telehandler and tractor hedgecutter recently, but finding a decent agri mechanic probably your best bet, or if you are likely to need a lot of hoses doing, might pay to get your own machine. That's what I am currently looking into. Peter

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1 hour ago, spudulike said:

When I was in gainful employment, we got ours done by Pirtek, can't say if they were good bad or indifferent but guess our maintenance guys used them for a reason!

Pirtek are a franchise, round here they're probably the most expensive place you can go.

Obviously, this is fully fitted onsite, someone I know paid something like £300/£400. If you took the hose off yourself and into the good local hydraulic shop it was more like £10/£20 for the hose.

 

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The best thing I ever did was buy a hose muncher and stock up with hose/fittings, with the time saved alone it must have payed for itself hundreds of times over. The hose is cheap as are the fittings, down time and finding a local hose smith where you are working is not.

 

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Flowfit do hoses pretty cheap delivered in a couple of days if it’s not a ‘need it yesterday’ job. But be careful with their online hose-builder as the fitting sizes default to a menu-spec so you can end up with odd ends if you aren’t careful. 

I keep toying with a hose crimper - will probably invest this year. 

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36 minutes ago, scbk said:

Pirtek are a franchise, round here they're probably the most expensive place you can go.

Obviously, this is fully fitted onsite, someone I know paid something like £300/£400. If you took the hose off yourself and into the good local hydraulic shop it was more like £10/£20 for the hose.

 

They're not shy!

Forgot to say, I knew the pirtek guy, and I asked if there was ever a chance of a cheap hose for cash. He was telling me that not only is the van tracked, but the hose crimper in the back is fitted with a tracker too! Even at night, they knew where he was and what he was up to :ph34r:

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9 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

I keep toying with a hose crimper - will probably invest this year. 

Its a no brainer, on something like a 6` long hose that gets snagged you get the chance to repurpose it into say a 4` hose by putting another end on it, so even a chopped or damaged hose comes into play at some point. Try getting an end put on a hose at a hydraulic shop. its nigh on impossible around here.

 

Bob

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1 minute ago, aspenarb said:

Its a no brainer, on something like a 6` long hose that gets snagged you get the chance to repurpose it into say a 4` hose by putting another end on it, so even a chopped or damaged hose comes into play at some point. Try getting an end put on a hose at a hydraulic shop. its nigh on impossible around here.

 

Bob

Been using the reusable hydraulic fittings for about 10 years now and i find them very good and not expensive, not difficult to work with and from trashing a pipe on the crane we can be back up and running with in the hour, as you said above both pipe and fittings are cheap and i allways have some pipe and fittings stuffed down back of drivers seat in pick up,

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26 minutes ago, aspenarb said:

Its a no brainer, on something like a 6` long hose that gets snagged you get the chance to repurpose it into say a 4` hose by putting another end on it, so even a chopped or damaged hose comes into play at some point. Try getting an end put on a hose at a hydraulic shop. its nigh on impossible around here.

 

Bob

It's against the trade's code of practice to repair or re end hoses so very unlikely to get it done.

17 minutes ago, spuddog0507 said:

Been using the reusable hydraulic fittings for about 10 years now and i find them very good and not expensive, not difficult to work with and from trashing a pipe on the crane we can be back up and running with in the hour, as you said above both pipe and fittings are cheap and i allways have some pipe and fittings stuffed down back of drivers seat in pick up,

I too found them the best solution as carrying a pipe "crimper" around was not possible. I kept an ammo box of various sizes and ends, I even brazed some special ones on the spot to get a haulier out of trouble.

 

Again these reusable fittings are deprecated by the trade's COP so tend to be strictly DIY. My ammo box with fitting was "mislaid" by a fitter at my old work so recommendations for a supplier needed as I get my old machines up together.

 

I originally used a 7V angle grinder which just about had the energy to make a cut either side of a burst, how things have changes with a Li-ion powered angle grinder running for many times longer nowadays. Later I carried a cheap 900W generator for such work.

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