Hose Talk: How To Select The Right Hose For Your Plumbing Job

When plumbing a vehicle you have to be strategic in more than just how you route hoses and make fittings, you need to make sure the hoses you select are up to the task. There are different materials and sizes to choose from and you need to make sure they line up with the fluid you’re going to be transferring. Mr. Gasket makes a variety of hoses and this video will assist you in selecting the right one for your application.

The Black Nylon Braided Hose is very versatile in what kinds of fluids it can handle. This hose has a 350 PSI max rating and a temperature operating range of -40 to 302 degrees Fahrenheit. The Black Nylon Braided Hose is a solid choice if you’re trying to save a few pounds and need some extra flexibility.

Another option available is the Mr. Gasket Stainless Steel Braided Hose when you need something that has extra strength. This hose is perfect for extreme environments where there is extra heat or where chaffing might occur. The Stainless Steel Braided Hose works great with fluids like coolant, transmission fluid, and diesel fuel.

If you’re just in need of something for basic plumbing the Black Push-on Hose is what you’ll want to take a look at. This hose has lower PSI and temperature ratings than the Black Nylon and Stainless Steel Braided hoses, however, it works great with the Mr.Gasket Black Push-on Hose fittings for easy installation.

All of these hoses are available in several different AN sizes and lengths. This video from Holley goes into great detail about the advantages of each hose type so check it out.

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Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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