End fitting for flexible conduit

  • US 5,364,134 A
  • Filed: 04/26/1991
  • Issued: 11/15/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/26/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An end fitting for flexible conduit and the like, for effecting a water tight seal between said conduit and the bore of an externally threaded water faucet fitting, said bore having an entry position, said end fitting comprising:

  • a generally cylindrical conduit insert having a retainer rim, a journal barrel, a base ring, a force flange and a tip, said journal barrel being disposed intermediate said retainer rim and said base ring, said force flange being disposed intermediate said base ring and said tip, said retainer rim and said journal barrel being of a dimension for insertion into an end of said conduit;

    a cone washer having a washer bore, a disk shaped back portion, a conical sealing surface and a front end portion, said washer bore being received by said tip, said back portion abutting a first surface of said force flange and said conical surface tapering from said back portion to said front portion which is smaller than said back portion;

    a threaded cap to fit onto said faucet fitting and having an outer digital engaging surface, an end wall and a coaxial bore in said end wall, said coaxial bore being of a dimension for rotatable engagement with said base ring, said end wall engaging a second surface of said force flange; and

    a crimp ring of a dimension to engage an outer surface of said conduit and press fit said end of said conduit to said journal barrel, said retainer rim preventing removal of said insert past said crimp ring, said base ring limiting the depth of insertion of said insert into said conduit whereby manual rotation of said cap onto said faucet fitting causes said cap to push against said insert and said insert to push against said cone washer and said cone washer front end to be pushed into said faucet bore with said conical surface sealing against said entry portion of said bore.

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