Originally Posted by Acer
so the hoses are too small?
Depends on what your inside diameter is on the hoses you have, if it is 3/4 I would think it is too big - The thick 5/8 Hose from HD will fit it very snug. perhaps taking the top piece with you to HD will help you as you could fit it before you bought the hose.
BTW: I had to wet the inside of mine just to push them onto the inlet and outlets on the filter.
FYI: It may be a good ideal to look over the hoses and make sure to pick one that has not been kinked as a kink will want to stay in the hose.... just a little heads up on that for you.