Tech Tip - Protecting Your Hose From the Elements
Posted By DEMILEC
One of the largest investments on your equipment is your heated hose. Dragging
it in and out of your truck and across the ground to the job site can
damage it in many ways.
Nails, sharp rocks and metal banding laying around on the site can cut
through the scuff jacket and eventually cut into the butyl lining causing
either a leak in your hose or the more common problem of cutting or breaking
your TSU (Temperature Sensing Unit) wire causing you to have hose heat issues.
Be very careful when carrying in your hose or dragging it around in the
house. Keep it out of water and up off of the cold ground when possible.
One easy way of protecting your hose is to visit your local fire department.
Explain what it is that you do and ask them if they have any old fire
hose around that you can have. They are required to change out their hose
periodically and they are usually open to giving it away.
Remove the rubber lining for weight saving and slid it over your spray
hose. This scuff jacket is extremely strong and will protect your hose
from almost all elements. Both 3” and 1 ½” hoses are
available, which can be used on your whip hose.