Multi Purpose Hose
"Multiple Purpose" hoses are commonly seen in a wide range of air, water, or other fluid applications. They are normally made of either rubber, PVC, or hybrid thermoplastic rubber blends. When selecting a Multi-Purpose hose, users need to consider the weight, handling characteristics, and fluid or environment compatibility with the tube and/or cover. As an example, in an oily environment will typically breakdown most PVC/Vinyl or EPDM hoses. Additionally, a very cold or very hot environment will have adverse effects on the type of hose used; PVC hose will become rigid on a cold day and a wet noodle on a very hot day. The layers of reinforcement will also make the hose more robust, kink resistant, and able to handle greater working pressures. More modern compounding processes have allowed hybrid thermoplastic hoses (like our NL1430 Serpent Series) to offer many features traditionally seen in a rubber hose, but at the weight and price point of a PVC hose. We stock large quantities of Multi Purpose hoses in good-better-best classes.