There will be a hose when the shower is installed in the bathroom, so what kind of hose is more durable and has a longer life? First of all, there are many types of hoses. Stainless steel braided hoses and bellows are commonly used, but many people don't know the difference between the two. The use and life of the hose are determined by the advantages and disadvantages of the hose.
1. Different components
Stainless steel braided hose is generally composed of wire, inner tube, steel sleeve, core, gasket, and nut, while the corrugated hose is relatively simple, consisting of a hexagonal cap, tube body, gasket, and plastic sleeve. From the perspective of composition, the corrugated hose is easier to install.
2. Different functions
The braided hose
is mostly used as the connection between the angle valve at the water inlet and the basin faucet, kitchen faucet, vertical bathtub faucet, water heater, and toilet to form a water supply channel or a drainage channel. Bellows can be used for the transmission of high-temperature liquids and gases, such as water heater inlet pipes, gas delivery pipes, water inlet pipes for faucets, etc. If it is in an area with poor water quality, the corrugated hose should be preferred for the connecting pipe of the water heater, which has a longer service life.
3. Different performance
The braided hose is braided by 6 strands of 304 stainless steel, which has better flexibility and better explosion-proof effect. Compared with the corrugated hose, the diameter is smaller and the water flow is less. The corrugated hose has no inner tube, only one outer tube, and the tube body is relatively hard. It is best to install it vertically when installing, and avoid bending when using it, otherwise it is easy to leak and bend.
4. Different advantages
The advantages of bellows are corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance, and high pressure resistance. At the same time, the diameter of the pipe is large and the water flow is large, which is suitable for heating pipes. The inner connecting pipe and the connecting part gasket of the braided hose are made of EPDM high-quality rubber. Non-toxic, anti-aging, anti-ozone, anti-erosion, cold resistance, high temperature resistance, high pressure resistance, excellent sealing. Secondly, the price is cheap.
5. Different disadvantages
The process of braided hose is more complicated, and the effect of high temperature resistance is poor. The disadvantage of the corrugated hose is that it is more expensive, and it is not easy to bend the same part multiple times during use, otherwise it will cause the wall of the corrugated hose to break, especially after using the pressurized shower for a long time, it is especially prone to water leakage, so it is best Keep a spare tube at home. Secondly it is expensive.
Item No. RT-B003
Material Aluminium,Stainless steel 201,304
inner hose EPDM,PVC,PEX
Outer diametre 11mm-32mm
Length According to customers' specific requirements
Nut material brass/zinc/SS
Nut size F1/2"xF1/2"xElbow F3/8"xF3/8"xElbow
Temperature 10-90 ℃
Packing 10pcs/plastic bag