I had to cut 4" of my hose off because the pliers ended up damaging it. Better safe than sorry... you can always wrap the tips with something.Hypnos said:Grab it with a small set of plyers, at the very end of the hose. Don't grab it where there will actually be fluid flowing through. Twist it enough, and it will loosen up so you can pull it off by hand. You should only need the plyers for the twisting part.