I'd like to shorten a Hansgrohe Techniflex hose. The spot that the pipe nipple comes out of the wall is too low and the handshower can hit the tile.
Here's a pic. I already broke one hand shower this way.
The Techniflex hose is a silver flexible hose that has been great, no kinks, flexible, no uneven surfaces to gunk up.
The fitting on the end is shown in the attached pics. It's clearly a brass piece that fits into the cut hose end, with a collar crimped to hold it in place. The od of the hose is a hair under 5/8 inch (I don't know the id). The crimped collar is 35/64 final dimension (aka 0.546 decimal inches).
Anyone recognize this setup? I think I can get the brass insert out by cutting the crimped collar, and I'm wondering whether a PEX crimper could secure it (after cutting the hose). Looks like it is a stainless steel ring.
I'm thinking maybe it is a "stainless steel press sleeve" like Viega or Apollo make? I guess this might be the 1/2 nominal size?