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What is a food grade hose?

What is a food grade hose?

If you need a hose to transport food or drink, you will need a food-grade hose.  This particular type of hose will help preserve the quality and integrity of food and drink, as well as keep it safe from contamination. Food-grade hoses can carry wet food like

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What is a hose coupling?

What is a hose coupling?

Even if you are not aware of what a hose coupling is, the odds are that you have seen or used one before. So, first and foremost, what is a hose coupling? A hose coupling is a piece of equipment used to connect a hose with something

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What is a hydraulic hose?

What is a hydraulic hose?

Hydraulic hoses are used to power hydraulic machinery, in industry and plant machinery like bulldozers, excavators and tractors.  Hydraulic machinery uses pressurised fluid to move, and hydraulic hoses carry this fluid around the machine safely and efficiently. Hydraulic machinery sky-rocketed in popularity in the 1940s as engineers

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Which kind of pipe is best for water supply lines?

Which kind of pipe is best for water supply lines?

There are a variety of different supply pipes used to carry drinkable (potable) water around homes and office buildings. In this blog post, we will look at some of the materials used to manufacture water supply pipes. Which type of water supply pipe is the most reliable

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BSP Threads

BSP Threads

What does BSP thread mean? There are two types of BSP (British Standard Pipe) threads:BSPP which is ‘BSP Parallel Thread’BSPT which is ‘BSP Taper Thread’ BSP is common in Australia and the commonwealth countries. It is based on trade size rather than actual diameter which can lead

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Hose Shop’s Layflat Hoses Help to Stop UK Flooding

Hose Shop's Layflat Hoses Help to Stop UK Flooding

With the occurrence of flooding becoming more regular in the UK, Hoseshop has teamed up with AquaDam Europe Ltd to supply them with layflat hose, layflat hose joiners and jubilee clips. AquaDam Europe manufactures Mobile Flood Barriers from 10 Mtr to 10 Km long, to protect properties

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What is a Jubilee Clip?

What is a Jubilee Clip?

Jubilee Hose Clips are hose clamp clips in the form of a circular metal band, with a worm gear fixed to the end. Designed to hold a hose onto a pipe or other fitting, these clips are mostly known by their brand name, Jubilee. However, in places that the

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What Are the Main Causes of Hydraulic Hoses Bursting?

What Are the Main Causes of Hydraulic Hoses Bursting?

When a hydraulic hose bursts, it’s important to understand the cause of the problem in order to ensure it doesn’t happen again. It’s also important to consider what substance or liquid the hose contains, and to evacuate the area as quickly as possible if any potentially dangerous

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What is a Hose Clamp and How Does it Work?

What is a Hose Clamp and How Does it Work?

What is a Hose Clamp? A hose clamp is designed to secure a hose over a fitting, by clamping the hose  down, it prevents the fluid in the hose leaking at the connection. Popular attachments include anything from car engines to bathroom fittings. However, hose clamps can

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The Typical Signs of a Damaged Hose and the Best Ways to Spot Them

The Typical Signs of a Damaged Hose and the Best Ways to Spot Them

Effective hose maintenance is the key to a longer lifespan, without a maintenance program, hose damage occurs much more rapidly. Learning how to look after your hose is important but also knowing the signs of when a hose is already damaged is vital too. Fittings and other

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