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Securing a hose each side of a plank
« on: November 11, 2019, 02:18:36 pm »
I need a way of fixing a hosepipe through a a one inch piece of wood (it will be an air vent for a hedgehog house).
Cant see a fitting that would do this. I was thinking of something like a backnut you use on a toilet system but there don't seem to be hose fittings with a long enough threaded section to go through the wood.

Any ideas ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 02:38:12 pm »
Jubilee clip either side?
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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 02:43:19 pm »

T42

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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 02:52:56 pm »
The ready-made hedgehog houses I just looked at on line do not appear to have vents...
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 03:20:49 pm »
Cut a short length, put one of these

https://www.hozelock.com/product/12-5mm-hose-repair-connector/

on one side, push it through, add another on the outside, and extend your vent away.
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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 03:25:04 pm »
A cable gland would do the trick. Look them up.
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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 03:29:59 pm »
A cable gland would do the trick. Look them up.

Cable (or other) glands tend to work by compression onto the cable outer to provide the seal, so you'd need (as with older style water incomer connections) an incompressable inner sleeve to support the hose. Plus Hozelok (or cheaper alternative) type fittings are available at the local garden centre.
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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 03:53:43 pm »
How about a hole in the wood larger in diameter than the hose pipe? Then wrap the hose in some compressible foam and insert in hole.  Should be enough to secure a short length and easy to remove as and when needed.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 04:12:53 pm »
I would have thought header tank/overflow plumbing fittings and a little ingenuity ought to provide a solution...?

BTW there is nothing to stop you from counterboring the hole in the 1" wood to allow a fitting to be recessed, is there?

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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2019, 09:16:22 pm »
In the end after spending an hour looking at fittings a a DIY store I decided I'm over thinking this. It's just a breather tube for a wild animal house. I'll drill a hole of the correct diameter for a friction fit and leave it at that.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Kim

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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2019, 11:36:16 pm »
In the end after spending an hour looking at fittings a a DIY store I decided I'm over thinking this. It's just a breather tube for a wild animal house. I'll drill a hole of the correct diameter for a friction fit and leave it at that.

I did wonder.  Given that that's all out in the open, how come you're using a hose at all, rather than a Mk 1 hole?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 08:47:51 am »
In event of loose fit, masking tape.

But to repeat my earlier query, why bother?  None of these have extra vents.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 11:38:24 am »
In the end after spending an hour looking at fittings a a DIY store I decided I'm over thinking this. It's just a breather tube for a wild animal house. I'll drill a hole of the correct diameter for a friction fit and leave it at that.

I did wonder.  Given that that's all out in the open, how come you're using a hose at all, rather than a Mk 1 hole?

Hose instead of a hole for two reasons. Firstly you can angle it down on the outside so water doesnt run into the box. Secondly the recomendarion is to cover the box with soil so there needs to be a way of extending the vent through the soil pile.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 08:41:51 pm »
Can I ask what design you are using to make the box, please? 
There seems to be a lot of different specs.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2019, 01:11:44 pm »
I have built this one:

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-build-hedgehog-home

It doesn't have a hose vent but many others do. So I was going to add one. As it happens where we wanted it it cant be buried so no vent.

I am also going to build this one:

https://littlesilverhedgehog.com/2016/01/26/build-a-hedgehog-house/

Its lower with an internal baffle rather than an entrance tunnel.

We get quite a few hedgehogs so more houses is better and I can see which they prefer :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2019, 01:19:10 pm »
Are you sure it complies with building regs? I would go for a more efficient balanced flue approach.


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Re: Securing a hose each side of a plank
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2019, 02:34:34 pm »
Are you sure it complies with building regs? I would go for a more efficient balanced flue approach.

:) Mrs Pcolbeck says I tend to overbuild things.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.