Plumbing hoses perform the function of transporting water or natural gas to or from the device. Today, flexible hoses are an alternative to a hard water connection to plumbing fixtures.
It is worth noting the advantages of using plumbing hoses: 1) safety and comfort during operation; 2) simplicity in the installation process; 3) the presence of high characteristics in pressure and temperature; 4) the ability to damp vibrations and resistance to water hammer; 5) long service life; 6) aesthetics.
When you are choosing a flexible hose, you should also rely on: ⬣ their scope (transportation of drinking water, drain hose of a washing machine or dishwasher, sleeve for connecting gas to a stove, oven, etc.); ⬣ type (material of which it is made); ⬣ connection method (type of connection thread, diameter and length).
There are many types of plumbing hoses, depending on what material they are made of. Reinforced eyeliner is a braided rubber hose, which, in turn, can be made of stainless steel, aluminum or bellows threads. It is worth paying attention to the quality of the rubber itself. It should not have an unpleasant pungent odor. Such a hose will last longer if it is moderately flexible and elastic, and also will not have any burrs, bends or other deformations. Corrugated eyeliner is made of stainless steel and is characterized by high performance parameters.
Experts recommend buying a hose with a small margin in length so that it sags a little. This will relieve the hose from tension and extend its life. Good plumbing hoses are equipped with connecting elements, which can also be from different materials: the plastic fitting is not reliable enough. Better nuts and fittings made of aluminum, steel or brass. Steel lends itself to corrosion over time, aluminum is easily subjected to mechanical stress, so brass is the most optimal choice. Be sure to check that the crimping of the hoses is carried out qualitatively, that is, all the connecting elements are pressed tightly to the hose.
Using these simple recommendations, you can easily choose the necessary hose in our online store "Waterstal". Well, if you have any questions, the managers of our hotline will be happy to help you.