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Old 06-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Why are inlet hoses strong and durable but drain hoses are thin and flimsy?


I'm in the process of installing a dishwasher and I want to choose the best hoses to minimize any chance of leaking/flooding. It seems a little odd you can buy a durable stainless steel inlet hose but most drain hoses are thin pvc?

Are leaks more likely to come from one hose more than the other? Or about the same?
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I'm in the process of installing a dishwasher and I want to choose the best hoses to minimize any chance of leaking/flooding. It seems a little odd you can buy a durable stainless steel inlet hose but most drain hoses are thin pvc?

Are leaks more likely to come from one hose more than the other? Or about the same?
It has to do with the pressure differential -supply vs drain.

Don't let the expensive stainless impress you too much. I suspect if you cut it you would find a plastic tubing inside.
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The stainless just protects a (usually rubber) hose from external cuts and helps prevent rupture from pressure in a weak spot. Not much pressure on a drain hose.
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By far one of the biggest insurance claims is from water damage caused from old rubber and plastic hoses.
Always go with stainless steel braided hoses on a washing machine, dishwasher, sink supply's.
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By far one of the biggest insurance claims is from water damage caused from old rubber and plastic hoses.
Always go with stainless steel braided hoses on a washing machine, dishwasher, sink supply's.
Waste of money. Those hoses can still burst like any other type of hose. All the Stainless braid does for them. Is make them look all nice and pretty.



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