About braided hoses
Since cold and hot water has become an irreplaceable necessity of our daily lives; sanitary industry keeps developing continuously and almost every day brings a useful innovation. Special attention is paid to communication networks, water supply and plumbing already at the beginning stages of real estate development. The water connection must be secure – to prevent risk of leakage. Each house and each apartment has at least one mixer, bath or shower enclosure and, of course, the place where even a king goes alone, namely toilet facilities. However, undeservedly little is spoken on the vital element providing water to the sink mixer, washing machine, dishwasher and toilet. It is also likely not to notice this element without looking under the sink when cleaning pipes/siphons or entering a modern bathroom or kitchen. Flexible hoses work like a bridge between convenience and practicality as they open up wide-ranging options for planning placement of dish machines, washing machines and plumbing more freely. It is possible due to the large variety of flexible hoses that meet applicable construction standards and needs for daily use. An indispensable additional benefit of flexible hose usage is the convenient, simple and at the same time safe installation that we recommend to be done by an experienced plumber.
Flexible hoses like snakes from fiction movies can be found behind a WC popularly called as toilet as well as behind sink mixer. Nowadays flexible hoses usually are already provided as a part of the mixer set. Searching for the importance of this unnoticeable house and neighbor protector of water leaks, there are a couple of things that distinguish some flexible hoses from others. Having just a look at them, it may be complicated to notice the difference between a good and a bad flexible hose, because the technical structure – a rubber hose wrapped in a metal braid – might seem identical to someone who does not face it daily. Nevertheless, anyone can easily distinguish a good flexible hose from a bad one due to the strong and repellent smell of a bad flexible hose.
The first thing to notice when choosing a flexible hose is its length, which plays an important role of the distance from incoming water connection to the toilet, mixer or domestic appliances. Specialists recommend that this length should not exceed two meters. It is related to safety – the longer the hose, the more folds it may have. Therefore over time the fold may suppress, thus preventing free water flow in the hose. Yet in no case should a flexible hose be embedded in a wall under a decorative plaster as this may result in the flexible hose losing its elastic properties and therefore in the long term a water leakage could occur which could lead to a wet wall or even flushed neighbors. Not only the flexible hose, but also the thread used to attach the mixer cannot be embedded in a wall. The thread can crack during installation and then it would cause leaks during usage.
We suggest considering the following in order to avoid unpleasant surprises using flexible hose:
- Check the crimpings on both ends before connecting to the water supply (sleeve in both ends must be crimped and fixed).
- Firstly connect the flexible hoses by hand. In case of wrench usage be careful not to force too much.
- At first screw flexible hoses into the mixer and then to the water supply.
- Do not twist, stretch or bend the flexible hose at a narrow angle.
- Avoid contact with any objects or chemicals that could cause external braid damage and a burst of the flexible hose.
Sanitary producer and wholesaler – SIA MAGMA – provides more than 400 different type and length flexible hoses that serves on a daily basis as a safe guard against water leaks, therefore letting you forget that you have a plumbing at home. In order to take care of your health flexible hoses produced by SIA MAGMA use rubber that is safe for the drinking water thus avoiding the unpleasant rubber aroma in the water. Meanwhile all connections are made from brass that has an antibacterial effect. Whereas the outer material of flexible hose is made from stainless steel that provides the longevity of it.
For those whose priority is not the longevity, we also offer flexible hoses with aluminum as outer material. These flexible hoses will be much more wallet friendly.