How to Choose the Right Discharge Hose

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Discharge hose can be made of various material, comes in a variety of sizes, and is used to transport various liquids.

Whether for suctioning or for discharge, the type of hose you choose depends on flexibility needs, durability needs, and price.

When it comes to flexibility, lay flat hose may be your best choice.

“The top thing that sets lay flat hose apart from other discharge hoses is its flexibility.  All the other hoses that can be used for discharge applications are very rigid in comparison,” said Corey Weaver, Buying Supervisor at PaulB LLC.

“A full 300-foot roll of lay flat takes up less space than a 100-foot roll of PVC or EPDM suction/discharge hose.”

Lay flat is also one of the most cost-effective hose options. PaulB Wholesale stocks a lay flat hose made from PVC with a polyester reinforcement.

“The 300-foot roll length allows you to have longer sections of hose, without couplings connecting the sections” Weaver explained. “Also, because it rolls up flat, much less space is needed for storage and lay flat hose can be very easily transported.”

So why not always choose lay flat?

Most discharge hoses are made to handle water and mild chemicals.

“For a more permanent application of discharging, from a fill station around tanks or on a nurse trailer, a heavy-duty rubber hose may be the best option,” Weaver said.  PaulB Wholesale’s EPDM Enforcer hose, for example, is resistant to most chemicals, cold-weather flexibility, and its poly helix construction makes it abrasion-resistant. It’s ideal for chemical suction and discharge for permanent and/or industrial applications.

Our customer service staff is more than happy to help customers determine the best hose for their needs. Sunflow Blue Discharge Hose and PVC Suction Hose are on special through April. See details here.