Most of us may choose the shower in our bathroom, then which kind of shower hose is durable and long-lifespan? First we can see different kinds of shower hoses are on the market. However, the most used are stainless braid hose and corrugated hose. But most of us don’t know too much about them. This time let me introduce you 5 tips for how to choose shower hose.
Stainless braid hose consists of stainless steel wire, inner tube, steel sleeve, core, gasket and connectors. While the structure of corrugated hose is simple. It consists of hose body, gasket, plastic sleeve and connectors. Therefore, the installation of corrugated hose is more easier from the structure.
Braid hose mainly connects to the faucets on washbasin, shower, water heater and toilet. It’s to supply or discharge water for these facilities. While corrugated hose is to transfer high temperature liquid and gas. For example, it’s used as the inlet hose of water heater and gas transfer hose. When use in bad water quality area, the water heater hose should be corrugated hose. Because it has longer working life.
The braid hose is stainless steel 304 braiding, so it has great flexibility and burst resistance. Compared with corrugated hose, it has smaller diameter, so the flow is smaller. While corrugated hose doesn’t have a inner tube and the hose body is rough. Thus you’d better install it vertically and avoid bending it, otherwise there will be leakage.
Corrugated hose has great corrosion, high temperature and high pressure resistance. Besides, large size diameter cause large water flow. While the braid hose is nontoxic and resistant to aging and ozone. What’s more, it’s cheaper than corrugated hose.
The technology of braid hose is complex, and the high temperature resistance is poor. While it’s easy to crack and leak. Besides, it’s expensive.