With the development of economy and the enhancement of environmental awareness, natural gas replaces the coal gradually in houses. Natural gas becomes popular because it has many advantages. Compared with coal, it’s safe and reliable. Besides, it’s has less pollution. Thus, people will greatly improve their living quality with natural gas.
As a part of gas system, gas hose is very important. Then how many gas hoses there are and how to choose it? Let’s talk about it.
Stainless Steel Corrugated Gas Hose
This hose consists of two parts, SS 304 inner hose and flame retardant PVC cover. Stainless steel corrugated gas hose perfectly solve the aging and cracking problems of rubber gas hose. Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, chemical as well as acid and alkali, so the hose is durable. Besides, it has long lifespan which is more than 10 years. In country area, there will be mouse active around the hose. Thus you should never worry about mouse bite on the gas hose. However, the stainless steel corrugated gas hose is not flexible as rubber hose.
Metal Covered Gas Hose
Metal covered gas hose consists of three parts: special tube, metal protection layer and flame retardant PVC cover. The characteristics and advantages are similar with stainless steel corrugated gas hose. But the lifespan is not as long as it. However, it has an unique advantage that it can through walls. The metal protection layer is strong enough to bear the pressure from walls.
PVC Gas Hose
PVC Gas Hose also has three parts, inner PVC tube, steel wire reinforcement layer and PVC cover. The cover is flame retardant and to prevent the hose from mouse and scratch. PVC gas hose is cheaper than the above hoses and easy to install and change. However, it’s easy to age, crack and fall off. Besides, it has short lifespan. Normally you have to change a new one every 2 years.
When choose a gas hose, you should know the working and then choose a better one. For example, the metal covered gas hose is better for old stove, while stainless steel corrugated gas hose is better for embedded stove. As for the service life, you should change a new one when the lifespan approaches. OrientFlex always focus on your safe use and offer you the best solution. If you have any questions or need gas hose, welcome to contact us.