How to Choose the Right Hose

how to choose the right hose

If you’ve ever found yourself looking for a hose, or browsed around on our site for a bit, you’ve probably realized that one size does not fit all in the world of hoses. So we’ve put together this quick guide to help you gather the information you need to find the perfect hose for your application.
1. SIZE:

The first thing you need to understand is the size of the hose you need. This mean the length of the hose assembly, of course, but also refers to both the inside and outside diameter of the hose. Not all applications will specify all three types of size, but having as much information as possible before beginning your hose search will greatly help you find the correct hose.


Another question to consider is if temperature will be an issue for you applications. What is the temperature range of the substance that will be flowing through the hose and the hose environment? This will impact the type of hose material to focus your search on.


The most important thing to consider when you are looking for a hose is the application. A garden hose is vastly different from an automotive hose. Before starting your search you should know what the application will be used for.


Knowing the material that will be traveling through the hose is important information. Some materials can only flow though specific hose material, such as abrasive chemicals, so this will greatly help you narrow down your search.


Another aspect you should be aware of is the working pressure and the burst pressure of a hose. What is the maximum pressure that your hose will need to accommodate and will there be regular increases/decreases in pressure?

6. ENDS:

The majority of hoses require couplings at the end of the hose. The correct size, material, style and pressure rating is important to understand in order for the hose to operate properly. Please consult your Amazon Hose and Rubber Company sales team for the correct sizing of the couplings.


Once you finalize the specifics of the hose and fittings, delivering the hoses to the correct location and in a timely manner is the final step. Accurate information on your order is critical in making sure your order reaches the job site on time.