Hi, kindly post a picture. Maybe we can figure something out. And yes, the nonstandard fitting and hose sizes are a very expensive pain in the wallet. Nothing matches anything. You have to buy oversize and use duct tape and other methods to fit different brands together. I finally gave up and stick with Rockler stuff. They seem to understand that the OD of a connector needs to be ever so slightly smaller the the ID of a hose. I have a box of parts that fit nothing. Makes a fella wanna shout Ratzanfouterdrizzlehump!