A Starting Guide To Metal Hose Assembly Lengths
In the video ” Measuring Metal Hose Assembly” we get a demo concerning the flexible metal hose.
To measure the assembly length, start measuring from the tip of the connector on one end to the beginning of the spiral on the opposite end. The second measurement is taken from the tip of the connector on the other end, to the beginning of the spiral on the side closest to it. The difference between these two measurements is your assembly length.
The length of the assembly will determine the proper position of the support sleeve.
The support sleeve is a metal ring that goes around the hose and provides support to keep it from kinking. It also serves as a stop for the GIC nut, so it cannot be tightened past the support sleeve.
The old saying goes, measure twice and cut once. The same applies to metal hose assemblies. A little extra time spent measuring can save you a lot of money and headaches down the road.
In conclusion, measuring the length of your metal hose assembly is a vital step in the installation process. Without accurate measurements, you run the risk of kinking or damaging the hose, which could lead to costly repairs or replacement.