Glad Hand Problem

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BK's Comment
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I am unable to connect my trailer air line because I can’t get the connection to work. Tried for almost an hour and finally gave up until tomorrow. Tried grease but I cannot get a connection. Every time I try the seal alignment goes south. Any solutions?

PackRat's Comment
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What's the temperature at your location?

Andrey's Comment
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Are you saying that when you turn your glad-hands, seals move out of place? The connection has to be tight, but not super tight. Maybe your trailer part (that little bracket) is bent, then you can try to pry it off a little bit.

BK's Comment
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What's the temperature at your location?

Currently 34 degrees

BK's Comment
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Are you saying that when you turn your glad-hands, seals move out of place? The connection has to be tight, but not super tight. Maybe your trailer part (that little bracket) is bent, then you can try to pry it off a little bit.

Thanks Audrey, I’m going to investigate that in the morning.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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34 is too warm for it to be temp related. Is it not going together or is it just leaking? If it's not going together make sure the tabs on them are in the correct spot. Also make sure you are trying to put the correct glad hand in the correct spot ours won't go on if it's the wrong one.

If it is leaking try replacing the seals also make sure the tab is tight enough to hold the glad hand.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Are you saying that when you turn your glad-hands, seals move out of place? The connection has to be tight, but not super tight. Maybe your trailer part (that little bracket) is bent, then you can try to pry it off a little bit.

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Thanks Audrey, I’m going to investigate that in the morning.

34 is too warm for it to be temp related. Is it not going together or is it just leaking? If it's not going together make sure the tabs on them are in the correct spot. Also make sure you are trying to put the correct glad hand in the correct spot ours won't go on if it's the wrong one.

If it is leaking try replacing the seals also make sure the tab is tight enough to hold the glad hand.

"Andrey," LoL .. !

Yeah, Tom has 'pocketfuls' of glad hand seals. One little 'misnomer' can make all the difference. Ie: the ones that make it through the laundry, do not go back into 'usable truck stuff.' I learned that for him, the hard way. Dryer (and/or some imperfections?) failed the seal(s.)

Best wishes always, BK!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: BCB .. do the wrong ones fit crosswise? I mean, I can SEE why it'd make sense in some emergency situations, for the red & blues.. tho! The FAB ones, do.. Is that a universal thing? The green line is a TOTALLY different hookup... get THAT part..

Davy A.'s Comment
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Did you try replacing the seals. I keep handfuls of them on the truck. If its a hardware issue and its too tight on the metal flange, I bend the flange out using my hammer tongs. If the connection is too loose, I tap the flange in with the hammer a little bit, so it holds both togeather tighter. Ive rebuilt a couple on the trailer side by grabbing parts off bad trailers. Ive also swapped out mine a couple times. I always use teflon tape on the threads of the hose. I keep my air tool repair kit that I had from working construction. Its got spare fittings, teflon tape, adapters and misc tools in it all related to air.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Replace all four seals. If nothing else it rules this out as a problem. I carry a dozen of them and replenish several times per year.

Your description is a bit vague; is air leaking or is it the physical connection?

David W.'s Comment
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Spit works to get that extra seal. Spit on the o rings and the rub it around with your fingers

I am unable to connect my trailer air line because I can’t get the connection to work. Tried for almost an hour and finally gave up until tomorrow. Tried grease but I cannot get a connection. Every time I try the seal alignment goes south. Any solutions?

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