Whale plug for external freshwater fill up

Aug 29, 2019
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Hi,
Just doing a bit of sorting out to while away the time and I remembered that the blue lay-flat hose to the Whale plug for external water fill-ups has perished a bit and sprung a leak right where it goes into the plug. Easy enough I thought, just need to cut off the plug and re-terminate the hose in the plug. Had a look on the interweb but could not seem to find anything relevant. Took the plug to bits, expecting to see a jubilee clip holding the hose but no, it is some sort of spring clip/crimp I have never seen before. Questions arising:
1) Anyone out there had any experience of this please?
2) How do I get the clip off? Does it need a special tool?
3) Is the clip re-usable?
4) Are replacement clips likely to be available from engineering supply specialists or would I be better off going direct to Whale?

Cheers m'dears.
 
Mar 10, 2012
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I assume you're referring to the water pipe tubing (not the electrical supply) ?

Is this the clip ?

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Feb 14, 2009
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If it's the metal crimp type then prise it apart with small nose pliers , can you replace it with a jubilee clip. Also the hose can be repaired/ rejoined using standard hoselock connectors. I did this for a few years , but gave up as the hose continued to split :swear: :confused:

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Aug 29, 2019
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Thanks for all your comments.

Sorry Stealaway, it's not that one and yes Ridgeway I am talking about the blue lay flat potable water hose. Not sure there is room inside the housing for a jubilee clip Vanderek. I have taken a couple of pics showing two views of the clip which may clarify.

Whale clip one view.jpg Whale clip other view.jpg

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Mar 10, 2012
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Just my opinion but i would prefer an easy DIY (when you're on the road) solution like a reusable clip as in the picture i put earlier, or a jubilee clip. Those clips you show would be a pain to fix if you're out on the road, do able at home with some messing but they aren't intended for reuse.
 
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