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Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby tungstendipper » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:34 am

Is there anything out there that is new, other than bulky canvas or heavy leather? Manufactures go out of their way to build and design torches that are light, articulated, and not cumbersome. So what's out there to match the manufactures design?

BTW.. I took the leather option and moved the snaps inward to decrease the diameter, it works, but between the snaps, it pops open and exposes the hoses. Velcro would work but would only add bulk.

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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby cj737 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:32 am

Hang it from a hook overhead if you're working at a bench/table. This keeps it out of your way, puts less "drag" on the cable and torch as you weld, and protects it from chaffing on the ground. And, you'll never drop your torch and break a cup!
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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby noddybrian » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:06 pm

I had the leather sort & hated it - grabs hold of everything - now I got a zipped cordura type & it's way better - maybe not as durable long term but I'd rather change it occasionally & keep the flexibility - they are not expensive.
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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby LtBadd » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:32 pm

THIS is what I bought, it's light and looks good, but my torch isn't really in a rough shop environment.
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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby tungstendipper » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:53 pm

LtBadd wrote:THIS is what I bought, it's light and looks good, but my torch isn't really in a rough shop environment.

Now that's what I'm looking for!!
The 5/8" maybe to small for my 3 hose water cooled torch.
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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby dmcnally » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:22 pm

I made a denim cover from old blue jeans.

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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby LtBadd » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:27 pm

tungstendipper wrote:
LtBadd wrote:THIS is what I bought, it's light and looks good, but my torch isn't really in a rough shop environment.

Now that's what I'm looking for!!
The 5/8" maybe to small for my 3 hose water cooled torch.
Thanks!!!

NO, if you read the specs it will expand up to 150%, I'm using it on a CK 20 torch...3 hoses
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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby MosquitoMoto » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:35 pm

I'm also using denim.

I consider it a consumable. Of course it's not exactly flame retardant, but stops general wear and tear on the hoses from being dragged about.

Also, it fades nicely when washed and if I roll it up just above the torch handle, it has huge hipster appeal. :roll:




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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby LtBadd » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:53 pm

MosquitoMoto wrote:I'm also using denim.

I consider it a consumable. Of course it's not exactly flame retardant, but stops general wear and tear on the hoses from being dragged about.

Also, it fades nicely when washed and if I roll it up just above the torch handle, it has huge hipster appeal. :roll:

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Re: Covering Your TIG Torch Hoses

Postby MosquitoMoto » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:59 pm

LtBadd wrote:
MosquitoMoto wrote:I'm also using denim.

I consider it a consumable. Of course it's not exactly flame retardant, but stops general wear and tear on the hoses from being dragged about.

Also, it fades nicely when washed and if I roll it up just above the torch handle, it has huge hipster appeal. :roll:

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Hey Kym, good to see you about...

Gotta be hip! :lol:


Thanks Richard.

Yeah, I guess if I wanted to go super hip I might sew together a cable sleeve made from red checked lumberjack type shirt material? It's so hard to keep up with what's hip though!



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