Difference in hoses

Christopher

Moderator
I got a section of 165' of the 1/2" hose from United hose a couple years ago and it is still working great but it is not used that much as it is a lot heavier than the regular 3/8" hose. It was hard to coil that hose on the ground so I installed it on a hose reel, a lot easier to store that way. I was coiling it on the ground as I did not have a hose reel to store it on but after coiling it on the ground a few times, I pulled a hose off the hose reel and put this one onto the hose reel. I am still tugging it with one hand while cranking the hose reel with the other hand.
 

Christopher

Moderator
With the larger diameter hose there is less pressure loss.

Here is an example: 100' of 3/8" diameter hose will have about 134psi loss per 100' running an 8gpm machine.

With the same 8gpm machine and 1/2" diameter hose you will only have about 45psi loss per 100'.

Not many people doing commercial flatwork use the 100' sections that I know of, most use 150' or 200' on hose reels. Some have longer like 300' or even 400' for large property cleaners. I used to have a hose reel with 300' of 3/8" hose on it for house washing and it is a great hose, I will probably mount that hose reel on the new trailer, it was tearing the angle iron top rail of the trailer when it moved some when driving down the road.
 
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