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 Post subject: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:49 pm 

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Looking for a supplier for the two water supply hoses. These hose have cuffs on the ends, are corragated with wire wound within the hose.


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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:59 pm 

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Suction hose is not uncommon in the mining industry - might try industrial suppliers for mining.

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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:57 am 

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Jeff, when I say cuffs think of cuffs on a long sleeve shirt. The hoses are corregated and so have a cuff on each end so the clamp has a flat area to press on.


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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:06 pm 

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Try, Fireequip. We use their hose products for the "Tank to Pump lines" on the fire trucks. The standard Lenght is 10' but they do custom lengths for us without any couplings.

Their "Tank-Flex" line has the "Cuffs" you speak about.

http://www.firequip.com/tank-flex/

Tim W.


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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:15 am 

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We have used Gates #49 Hot Air Blower Hose for years with complete satasfaction. It should be available from any industrial supply house that handles Gates products. I don't know of any modern supplier of hose that is corregated on the outside like old tender hoses used to be.

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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:31 pm 

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This hose looks promising:

http://www.firequip.com/corrugated/

We used a very similar hose on CN 1112, but I haven't been able to find where it was purchased.

Steve Hunter


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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:16 am 

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Steve,
I saw that hose. It is available in 10' sections or shorter by special order. Nice suction hose, looks prototypical if that is what one is after, has soft cuffs on the ends for easy sealing by external clamp. Somewhat costly though, could be 500 plus per hose.

I have found other suction hoses, specifically at oil field supply houses. Corragated 4" hose with an 18" bend radius is available for under $20 a foot. The corragation is not as pronounced as the original so a cuff is not required and the stock clamp will work.

Thanks to all who responded and with your help the problem was solved.

bob k


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 Post subject: Re: Tender hoses wanted
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:58 pm 

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In case anyone comes back looking for tender hose, suction water hose. We found in the marine industry a hose that is used in diesel exhaust. It is corrugated, smooth bore, double stainless wired wrap and good for suction. The bonus is that this hose at 4" has the tightest bend radius we could find, 6". The hose is available up to 6". The manufacturer is Vetus marine.


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