Which Hose do You Need?

Choosing the most suitable hose can be a difficult task in itself, with many people not knowing what hose they need for specific things. Today we aim to assist people in increasing their knowledge regarding hoses, however we of course do not have the time to write about all of the available hoses so we are going to focus on three of the most popular types; the lay flat hose pipe, the rigid plastic polypipe and the wire armoured hose. Keep on reading to discover useful information about these three popular hose types

Layflat hose

Layflat hoses are lightweight and ultra-convenient – When not in use they roll out flat. These hoses are perfect for multiple applications, they are quick to deploy and absolutely perfect for short runs of delivery hose. The pressure of water in these hoses works to keep them open, allowing flow and therefore can cause greater friction losses than rigid pipes of the same internal diameters.

These hoses can be used across roads and can cope with light traffic driving over them. They are not suitable as suction hoses. Like other hoses these hoses are available in a range of sizes and styles so if you think this is the hose for you we are sure that you will be able to find one perfect for you.

Rigid plastic polypipe

Rigid plastic polypipes are again suitable for a range of applications. Rigid yet lightweight the far outweigh many people expectations. These hoses are ideally suited to longer runs and semi-permanent installations. If you are looking for a strong hose which will last you a long time and withstand weight and other occurrences, this could be the hose for you. Available in a wide range of styles and sizes, shop around to find the best one for you individual needs and requirements.

Wire armoured hose

Wire armoured hoses are incredibly durable wire reinforced rubber hoses which are further fitted with Bauer couplings, making them very good hoses. These specific hoses are absolutely perfect for use in the inlet side of the pump as they are incredibly unlikely to collapse under suction. They can also be used as delivery hoses too though, making theman incredibly versatile hose for people to select. Again as these hoses are suitable for a plethora of applications and available in a wide range of sizes and styles, you should shop around to find the best hose for you.

What are your thoughts? What is your go-to hose? Let us know what your favorite hose is and don’t forget to tell us why in the comments!

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