If the bathroom is installed with a shower, there will be a SS shower hose. What kind of hose should be more durable and have a longer service life? First of all, there are many types of hoses. Stainless steel braided hoses and corrugated hoses are the most commonly used, but many people don’t know the difference between the two hoses. The purpose and service life of the hose is determined by the advantages and disadvantages of the hose. Today, I will share five tips to help you easily solve the trouble of how to choose toilet hoses!
1. Different components
Stainless steel braided hose is generally composed of wire, inner tube, steel sleeve, core, gasket, and nut. The corrugated hose is relatively simple, consisting of a hexagonal cap, a tube body, a gasket, and a plastic sleeve. From the perspective of composition structure, the installation of the corrugated hose is easier.
2. Different roles
SS braided hoses are mostly used to connect the angle valve at the water inlet to the basin faucet, kitchen faucet, vertical bathtub faucet, water heater, and toilet to form a water supply channel or a drainage channel. SS or copper corrugated pipes can be used for the transmission of high-temperature liquids and gases, such as the water inlet pipe of water heaters, gas delivery pipes, and water tap water inlet pipes. If it is in an area with poor water quality, the corrugated hose should be preferred for the connection pipe of the water heater, which has a longer service life.
3. Different performance
The steel braided hose is braided by 6 strands of 304 stainless steel. It has better flexibility and a better explosion-proof effect. Compared with corrugated hoses, it has a smaller diameter and less water flow. The stainless steel corrugated hose has no inner tube, only an outer tube, and the tube body is relatively hard. It is best to install it vertically and avoid bending during use, otherwise, it will easily leak or bend.
4. Different advantages
The advantages of stainless corrugated hoses are corrosion resistance, high-temperature resistance, and high-pressure resistance. At the same time, the pipe diameter is larger and the water flow is large, which is suitable for heating pipes. The inner connecting pipe and the gasket of the connection part of the braided hose are made of high-quality EPDM rubber, which has the advantages of non-toxic, anti-aging, anti-ozone, anti-erosion, cold resistance, high-temperature resistance, high-pressure resistance, and good sealing performance.
5. Different disadvantages
The process of the stainless steel braided flex hose is more complicated, but the effect of high-temperature resistance is poor. The disadvantage of the corrugated hose is that it is more expensive, and it is not easy to bend at the same part when used, otherwise it will cause the wall of the corrugated pipe to break. Especially after using the pressurized shower for a long time, the corrugated hose is easy to leak.