What is the difference between hose and tubing and which do I need?

Hose and tubing while sometimes used synonymously, have one major difference. Hoses are generally reinforced in some way. Typical reinforcements are imbedded braid reinforcement, wire reinforcement, reinforcement with a stiffer plastic or other material, dual walls or a very heavy wall. Hose is typically used and rated for applications that involve high pressure. Tubing is not reinforced and is often used for gravity flow or lower pressure applications. 

There are going to be some application where both a hose or a tubing could be used. When not sure what to use the important thing is to make sure that the tubing or hose you select is being used within the parameters that the manufacture recommends them to handle. Pressure and temperature ratings and other performance information is available in our catalog and on our website to help assist in your selection.
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What is the difference between hose and tubing and which do I need?
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Hose vs. Tubing
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