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A hose is a flexible hollow tube designed to carry fluids from one location to another. Hoses are also sometimes called pipes (the word pipe usually refers to a rigid tube, whereas a hose is usually a flexible one), or more generally tubing. The shape of a hose is usually cylindrical (having a circular cross section).
Hose design is based on a combination of application and performance. Common factors are size, pressure rating, weight, length, straight hose or coilhose, and chemical compatibility.
Applications mostly use nylon, polyurethane, polyethylene, PVC, or synthetic or natural rubbers, based on the environment and pressure rating needed. In recent years, hoses can also be manufactured from special grades of polyethylene (LDPE and especially LLDPE). Other hose materials include PTFE (Teflon), stainless steel, and other metals.
Dredge rubber hoses have a long story, which features high strength and flexibility. A flexible dredging hose widely used in dredgers for silt/gravels conveyance. It is abrasion and wear-resistant to ensure long service life. Types of flexible dredge hose: floating rubber hose, discharge hose, suction hose, armored hose and ceramic hose.

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    Shower Hose Connector looks Unusual

    I removed an old shower hose, which was installed by previous home owner at least 12 years ago. Upon removal, the connection is like nothing I have ever seen and I am unable to find any replacement hose of similar connector type. btw: When I removed the hose , there was no loose rubber washer...
  2. Crossfingers

    Expansion Vessel Hose Change

    Hi How simple is it to replace the expansion vessel hose? Do I simply turn the boiler off, drain the boiler and swap hoses, using some PTFE tape?
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    What is the likely issue here, is replacing the tap the only solution?

    We noticed some black gunk/residue on the cold water mixer hose - see photos. I was wondering what the root cause could be and whether we should replace just the cold water mixer hose or the entire mixer tap. Maybe there is another solution - would be great to know. Thank you very much.
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    Connection for 40mm waste to flexible 30mm bath hose waste

    Hi, just hoping someone can advise on best option to connect 40mm waste pipe to a flexible bath waste hose of approx 30mm, I assume some form a spigot to will needed but not sure exactly what to search for. Many thanks in advance!
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    Connecting Bath waste pipe to hose outlet

    Hi Folks, I want to connect a bath waste outlet to a hose, but I'm struggling to configure it. It's for a temporary rainwater collection system that's being installed on a remote farm. I need to get from the plughole to a connector that will fit a hose. But I keep drawing a blank, but I'm...
  6. J

    Washing machine inlet hose Q

    Hi My washing machine is 5m away from the water mains copper pipe/valve. I've currently got a long blue inlet hose connecting the washing machine to the copper pipe/valve. Is this OK or should I get more copper pipe added and then use a shorter blue in let hose to connect the 2?
  7. T

    New sink flexible hose nut leak at fitting.

    Hello , Should i tighten more or should i buy pulmber tape or its not that bad to leave like this permenantly? Thanks.
  8. J

    Need help finding shower hose that has these exact ends.

    Hi, We have been trying to find a replacement shower hose that match these ends, but we haven't had any luck. The hose ends we see online or have purchased don't have the same end that goes into the shower tap (hose end on the right in the picture) Does anyone know where to get hold of...
  9. D

    How to fix body jet pipework

    Hi everyone, I managed to snap a tee and an elbow whilst cleaning the pipework connecting the body jets to the valve on a second hand shower tower. These connect to push fit fittings at both the valve and spray jet ends. Can anybody advise on the best way to repair these fittings or where I may...
  10. A

    Flexi hose leaking at fitting.

    Hi, the fitting on my flexi hose that goesto my cistern is leaking slightly. Has anyone got any advice? Thanks Andrew.
  11. J

    Need an attachment for a kitchen mixer tap for a garden hose.

    I bought a Hozelock tap to hose fitting, though it doesn't fit the tap. The diameter appears to be 22mm. I desperately need a fitting for a hose to water some plants, as running back and forth with a watering can seems so unnecessary. Can anyone point me to what I'm looking for...
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    Hose connection to automatic water trough

    I would be extremely grateful to receive advice how to attach a hose to an automatic water trough (for horses) in a field, that has no tap, it has a float - like in a toilet, that is in the water and refills automatically when the water goes down
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    Expansion vessel hose

    Do many merchants sell 1 meter long 3/4 male to 3/4 female. The 3/4 male screws in to the composite valve and the other end the expansion vessel. I presume came supplied with the composite valve. The flexi is leaking.
  14. J

    Shower Hose Removal both ends

    Hi Trying to remove a shower hose as it leaking at both ends, but it's not unscrewing!! Used a spanner and pliers to no avail :-( Any ideas??? Thanks
  15. T

    Where can I obtain a used American Standard bathroom faucets?

    Our 3/8" compression hose connecting cold water shut off valve to faucet handle (older American Standard Kirkdale widespread set / now called Edgemere line) ruptured. Unfortunately, American Standard doesn't seem the compression hose separately or with the handle kit. The hose appears...
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    Washing Machine Fill Hose

    Hi Scenario,..... I go to install my new Washing machine and the little shut off valve has Seized solid and i can not access the mains water shut off valve, In the past i would bend the fill pipe in half and put a jubilee clip on the bent section while im working on it. Is there a specific...
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    New faucet with spray hose questions

    Looking to replace a faucet with spray hose in a small commercial kitchen. we did have one installed by a plumber a while ago but in all honesty it seemed like a piece of chinese crap off of Amazon. Very similar to the American T&S model. It leaked like hell and after only a couple of months the...
  18. S

    Add flexible valve hose to flush valve pipe

    Hello I need to change my flush valve. Can I cut the pipe (photo attached) going in and add flexible hose with a valve? As can’t currently get to the valve as behind the waste pipe. Thank you for any help
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    Franke Atlas tap pull out 15mm hose fitting tail

    Hello: obsessed with trying to resolve a Franke (Atlas kitchen tap ) pull out hose issue: the hose seems to be 14mm - the tail standard 19mm? Seems a connector missing (now lost). If anyone knows how or where to bodge or find spare - ideas all gratefully received :cool:
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    Hisense dishwasher hose won't connect to cold water supply

    We've had a new dishwasher delivered - Hisense HS661C60WUK - and I'm having trouble connecting it to the cold water supply. It just won't screw on all the way. Threads don't look damaged to me. Looks like it's some sort of anti-flood hose (?) which I've never used before. No info about this in...
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