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Forum topic by SgtSnafu posted 01-13-2010 05:13 PM 2143 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2010 05:13 PM

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Hey Everyone,

Right now it get fairly cold in my region, and with very little heat in my shop, my current air hoses are not nice and flexible. I believe I have PVC. What air hose material stays the most pliable in cold temperatures? What type do you use, and why?

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 05:22 PM

I use a rubber hose. I know they are a bit more expensive, but it will stay more flexible in cold climates.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 05:41 PM

I have a couple of Urethane hoses that are virtually weatherproof.
They stay flexible at all bu the most extreme temperatures (-40°)
Mine are commercial grade 3/8” ID and cost around $50.00 for 50’

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 10:53 PM

Thanks guys,

I will get a short one of each type and try them – Thanks for the input..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 12:17 AM

I found a nice rubber one at sears, was about $30 for a 25’ hose. . . . I use cheap hoses for distance but the last 25’ is rubber . . . they are somewhat hard to find, and expensive, but well worth it!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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