Durable hose options

What’s your current preference? I’ve been using JGB for about 1.5 years but I’m only getting 4-5 months out of them. The hoses end up failing with no visible gashes. Tiny pin holes with no visible signs of rust. When it fails I’ll repair them only to fail in a different spot a week or two later. Almost as if the coating is failing. One of my machines has a large reel that can fit two wire and it lasts forever Dispute it being a pain to lug around it’s reliable. The other machines reel cannot fit two wire. I’m thinking to spend the extra money for quality hose if it will last long. I know Goodyear is highly regarded. Any others?

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Goodyear single wire here… Love it!

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Goodyear here aswel, you can’t go wrong.

Anyone use raptor? @Firefighter4hire are you still liking raptor?

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I’m still using it haven’t had any problems with it at all

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Been using Flextral 100’ gray 6000 psi 2-wire hose and I have no complaints. I prefer the 1-wire because of the lighter weight but I haven’t found one that lasts.

https://www.powerwashstore.com/P/3347/Flextral100Gray6000PSI2-WireHose

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Hercules Hercules show is those muscles

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The hose gets heavier as the day goes on. Must be soaking up water or something…

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That’s been my experience as well. I’m going to stick to two wire on the big reel but need single on the other. I can no longer recommend jgb except on price. Going to spend a little extra in hopes of longevity.

We run single wire 3/8 all day with heat to help keep weight down no real problems unless it gets snagged and a tear appears.
Ole Dez is running 1/4 hose all day with heat.

Why you always thinking about my hose???

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I just got two 100’ Lengths of that in from Amazon today! Only $109 each. Thank you to @Firefighter4hire for the recommendation. Has anyone coupled two together with threaded connections and wrapped heat tube around the connection to makeshift a 200’ (or any length) uninterrupted piece? Thinking of doing that to keep it all on the reel and not worry about quick connects…

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I have. 3/8 coupling. No issues. Steel or stainless. Not brass. Tighten it like you mean it. It’s held up 100% over a year.

@Harold, @Seandz Dont use a straight connector it will stick out on the reel. Get a stainless 45 or 22 depending on the size of the reel.

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My hero :heart_eyes:

Dont make me blush

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Want to clarify. I use a 45 on the reel itself before the hose starts. I am referring to connecting two hoses together with a coupling. Are you saying to connect the two hoses with a 45?

Sorry didn’t mean to hit the flag thing. My fat fingers!!

Yes! Dont use a straight connector depending on the size of the reel you have you will need a 45 or a 22
Then put a heat shrink on both sides after you verify it doesn’t leak. Dont shrink it till you know it doesn’t leak