Ugh ,gotta buy new hose again

#1

I’ve never questioned my hose. It’s two wire at 6000 psi,my machine is at 3500 psi. Always bought the same 2 wire legacy hose from my local Hotsy dudes to keep them from not forgetting me. I know it’s over priced at $220 for 100’ . I started buying heavily from Pressure Tek this year,love um. My question is ,can I get Goodyear Neptune,or comparison 1 wire hose at 4500 psi and be just as rugged on the outside as the 2 wire? I also wash on gravel all day. Not concrete n lawns like ya’ll do,concrete is probably more abrasive . It’s 1/3 less price and around half the weight.

#2

I run 200 feet of the blue goodyear neptune from pressure tek and have a couple 50 footers for backup. I do almost exclusively residential house washes and i love it. Its light and flexable. But a lot of people will tell you to go with the gray non-marking in uninterrupted lengths of 200-250. IBS listed where he gets his hoses from and it was a good price point as well but i can remember what post it was on.

#3

Thank you @Clint1 . I saw that post from @Innocentbystander and @florida_condo_cleani Some place outta NY. Also saw the shipping charge. What PSI are you running at ?

#4

Go to your local hydraulic shop for hoses. At least price them. My local hydro shop gets the blue 2 wire no name hose (apparently the same hoses as the eagle wash hoses) on spools and builds them for me. $225 for… drum roll!! 225’ feet with swivel fittings.

Bonus: when they have them I get stainless steel male and female QC’s for around $3 a piece.

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#5

Well my machine is a 5.5 @ 3500 gx630 presure pro belt drive 5535 GP triplex pump. I dont usually get close to that psi unless im dialing in a new unloader

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#6

I did. 1 wire $2 a foot ,2 wire $3 a foot. 3 wire $6 a foot

#7

Dang… that’s bonkers. Do you have Eaton, Parker, or Engineered Sales near you? Engineered is where I get mine. Eaton and Parker shops will be cheaper than yours.

#8

Continental Blue Neptune 2 Wire Hose 4500 PSI 3/8 Inch - 150 Foot $364.43
https://windowcleaner.com/continental-blue-neptune-2-wire-hose-4500-psi-3-8-inch?pt=9G

hit me up if you’d like support.

#9

My real question was ,is the 1 wire as rugged on the outside as the 2 wire ? I’m looking to save a little. But I’m really interested in far less weight as well…

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#10

I’d stick with two wire. It’s pretty much the baseline.

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#11

Thanks @squidskc ,I really appreciate the help and feedback sir .

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#12

I personally run one wire. But I’m not as rough on stuff as some of these guys. I’ve yet to break a hose.

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#13

Thank you @SchertzServicesLLC . I’m gonna stick with @squidskc advice. I forgot to mention that I run hot water machines and two step with different acids. I beat the heck outta my hoses washing big rigs. I don’t wanna push it I gather. Just didn’t know if I was doing an overkill

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#14

I run 1 wire because it’s not the pressure that kills my hoses . It’s cars and the amount of chemicals. I ran 2 wire for the longest time because I thought it would last longer and for most it will . Unfortunately it doesn’t help any when up again cars running over it all day

#15

I’ve run one wire hose for 3 years. I blew one 100 foot hose but I got it cheap and got what I paid for. The 1 wire Suttner hose I got from PTek has lasted a while and is still going strong.

#16

Sales gimmick ?

to rich for my blood

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#17

How long is “a while”? I’m seriously considering switching to the same hose. I’m pretty rough on hose though…I usually replace each season.

#18

My 100’ length of hose is under 13 lbs

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#19

1/4 inch right @dperez ?

#20

I run 1 wire from Powerwash store and it’s been fine. Almost a year now and I always use it instead of my 2 wire. It’s just that much more flexible and lighter. It did end up blowing up right at the compression fitting but the hose is still good. I had a new one put on at the Hydralic shop but have yet to use it again. I am in a lot of gravel but I’m sure not as much as you. I only want to be as busy as I have to be :wink:.