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Unread 09-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #1
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Defroster duct hose

Hey all i am curious as to if anyone has any ideas on what could be used to replace the defroster duct hose under my dash that goes up to the window vents... I have a 95 yj, and can not find one any where... I thought about taking a two liter pop bottle and cutting to fit then just silicone around to eliminate any air flow leaking around...

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Unread 09-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Maybe some dryer vent tubes from a local hardware store? Just an idea. I have to replace mine on my cj and that's what I have been thinking.
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Unread 09-21-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
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I too have thought that, i have to get a small piece to see if it will fit though not sure if it is big enough for my yj...
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Unread 09-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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Maybe some dryer vent tubes from a local hardware store? Just an idea. I have to replace mine on my cj and that's what I have been thinking.
I tried to go that route. I couldnt get the sizing right. Ended up biting the bullet and buying the replacement from quadratec
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Unread 09-22-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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I actually bought the 5 inch aluminum dryer duct hose. I cut about a four inch length of it then cut it completely down one side. Siliconed around the top and bottom, and along the cut i made then wrapped it into place and then fastened it into place with two hose clamps... It seems to be working well...
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Unread 10-25-2012, 03:39 PM   #6
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Try one of those empty tall beer cans and the clamp method. You'll have a little wiggle room and it'll bend and still allow air flow.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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also, as to putting the seams together, there is a metal chrome tape that actually will seal a leaky exhaust muffler, so you can imagine how well it works on heater ducting.. some of that dryer vent exhaust tube is just too thin, it melts..
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