I found a new hose supplier if anyone is interested. I’m not sure if anyone has used them before mainly because they haven’t been making pressure washer hose for that long. I guess they started out making hydraulic hose and supply Caterpillar. They make quite a few different types of hoses. They have distributors out there but it’s cheaper buying straight from them.
I can’t really say a whole lot about it since I just received 225’ on Monday and it hasn’t had any long-term usage yet. Although, I also have a brand new roll of 225’ two wire jgb hose and this new hose is definitely beefier and a little larger in diameter. That tells me it either has a thicker outer rubber coating or the inside has a larger diameter. My guess it’s just thicker which means it should last longer. I did weigh the two and the jgb is about 8 pounds lighter for the whole 225’. I paid $315 for the 225’ of JGB and the hose from The Hose Company I paid $330. The two wire is $1.35 a foot and I think the one wire is $1.22 a foot. They shipped for free which put it right around the same cost as JGB. I’ve heard JGB can be hit or miss so hopefully this will be a good second option.
The hose itself is called Hydrauli-flex. The two wire has a psi rating of 7615 and a burst pressure of 19,140 psi. The one wire is 4350 psi and burst rating of 10,875. They can custom make anywhere up to 500’. They were awesome to deal with. Called and told Scott what I wanted. Was emailed a Paypal link, and paid via debit card.
The reason the jgb hose is black is they sent the wrong color. I told them gray on the phone and a few emails. They wanted me to send it back and pay the $100 shipping fee and they’d send me the right hose. I told them if they’d email a return shipping label I’d get it back to them. I haven’t heard back from them and I emailed a few times.
Anyways, hopefully it ends up being good hose. They’re currently out of 2 wire because a distributor bought up something like 20k-30k feet but they have plenty of one wire. He said it would be about a month before they are able to make enough to replenish their stock on the two wire.