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

Tubing and hose, while sometimes used synonymously, differ in one significant way: hoses are generally reinforced. Typical reinforcements include embedded braids or wires, stiffer materials, dual walls or heavier walls. Hose is typically used for high pressure applications, while unreinforced tubing is usually used for gravity flow or lower pressure applications.

There are also many applications in which either would be suitable. The important thing is to check the manufacturer's specifications on the hose or tubing you select. Pressure, temperature and other performance information is available in our catalog and on our website to help assist with your selection.

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Title: What's the difference between tubing and hose and which do I need?
Description: An overview on choosing the right tubing or hose for the job.
Published: 10/4/2013
Last Edited: 2/13/2020
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