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Forum topic by SgtSnafu posted 01-13-2010 05:13 PM 1929 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SgtSnafu

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01-13-2010 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: air hose cold temperature

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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SnowyRiver

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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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Bob #2

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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’

http://www.shopping.com/xPO-Stanley_Bostitch_PRO_1450_Prozhoze_1_4_X_50_Premium_Polyurethane_Air_Hose
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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SgtSnafu

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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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