How to Fit Push On Hose Ends

In this article we look at How to Fit Push On Hose Ends with confidence and ease. This is the Speedflow step by step guide to help you get it right first time. In the past we have had a few enquiries from people who felt uncomfortable or unsure about fitting push on hose ends to the hose. Most of what you read on this page is taken from the revised AN Hose & Fitting Guide (V2 2014 edition).This is what we include in this article:

  • The tools you will need to Fit Push On Hose Ends
  • How to Fit Push On Hose Ends – step by step guide

Tools Needed – How to Fit Push On Hose Ends

Most people who get involved with AN hose and fittings will have a workshop, a shed or a work area of some sort. You will probably have the tools required, but here is a check list.

  • A vice to hold the Push On Hose Ends
  • A methid of cuttung the hose, a fine tooth saw is great
  • A small container to hold some hot water in
  • Vice Jaws – to secure the hose fittings in the vice without marking them. Speedflow supplies them for FREE if you spend more than £60.00 net on hose fittings

The important thing to do is ensure the push on hose ends will not get damaged when held in the vice. You could use card or masking tape applied to the metal vice or the hose fitting to do a similar job regarding protecting the anodised finish of the push on hose end.

How to Fit Push On Hose Ends – step by step guide

These are the four easy to follow steps to help you fit Push On Hose ends correctly.


Step 1 – Cutting the Push On Hose

Sounds easy and it is easy, but it still needs to be done right. Hold the hose securely without squashing it flat or damaging the side-wall of the hose. Mark the cut position and cut square. Avoid cutting at an angle and keep it tidy. Remove any particles or debris.


Step 2 – Hold the Push On Hose End

If you have vice jaws then you’ll know that holding the push on hose ends in the vice is easy to do. If you do not have a set of vice jaws then use masking tape to protect the anodised finish and cover the rough surface or the metal jaws. Or get yourself a set of vice jaws, they are a good investment, save time and keep your hose ends unmarked.


Step 3 – Fitting the Push On Hose

This is the important part of the how to fit push on hose ends process. The push on hose does not slide on to the Push On Hose End easily without a little help from some warm water. What we are about to do will make fitting the push on hose end a simple and drama free process.

Place some hot water in a small container or jug. The water temperature needs to be hot but not boiling. Place the freshly cut end of the hose into the hot water and leave it for a couple of minutes. This will soften the hose without causing any damage to it and allow it to go over the barbs of the push on hose end with less force then you would otherwise need to use. Push the hose on to the hose end, as it gets near the collar it will become more difficult. Keep on pushing the hose on with a twisting action until it is fully home and into the base of the collar.

Please take care that the water container cannot fall over and spill the water or cause harm

Do not use any oils or lubricants when fitting Push On Hose ends. This may leave a lasting residue and compromise the hose security.


Step 4 – The Finished Job

This is it, the finished job. Double check the hose is tight under the collar.


Other Information

This process is the same for steel push on hose ends.

You do not need to use a jubilee clip or any retaining device on this hose assembly. The hose will not work free or come off unless you are using pressures in excess of 200psi. The UK company that supplies our steel push on hose fittings actually states that a clip of any sort must not be used because this can damage the hose reinforcement.