This Fire Hose Is Brand New, Really!
Allow us to elaborate. This hose has never actually been used. During the manufacturing process it has not passed inspection. Usually due to skewed coloring, mislabeling, sizing deviations, small tears, or other minor defects. Because these rubber fire hoses are manufactured under strict standards set by NFPA, any small defect will result in the hose being thrown out.
Although materials can be recycled and the manufacture could re-use the materials to make a new hose, it's too cost prohibitive. Especially since there's a woven layer of polyester in the middle. So it's about a 90% finished hose. The only step they didn't complete, was "curing" it. Basically heat treating the outside layer to make it nice, shiny, and resistant to oils.
The Faded Appearance Explained
This hose hasn't gone through the heated"curing" process. So there's a faded look when you compare it to a regular rubber hose. The functionality of this hose is 100% there, it just looks a bit unattractive. Think of it like a birthday cake missing the candles.
Does It Work?
Can you still move water through this hose? Absolutely. This finished version of this hose is capable of handling a service pressure of 400psi and test pressure of 800psi, that's some serious pressure. Although there may be small pinholes or leaks. This is not a common problem on all the hoses. But if you were to buy 1,000 feet in bulk, you might have one or two leaks in the entire batch.
How to fix that? Just cut off the section where the hose is leaking, and clamp on some 1.5" barb hose connectors from any hardware store, and your problem is solved.
It's Tough, Really Tough
This is actually the thickest hose they build. There is thicker and stronger hose than a real rubber nitrile fire hose. These are top of the line. The build quality on these hoses is incredible when comparing to regular lay-flat PVC hose. When this fire hose was being manufactured it was designed to be resistant to oils, regular abuse such as trucks rolling over them daily, mildew and rot resistant, and thick.
- "Used" "Uncured" Scrap Hose
- Available in 5 ft, 10ft, 25 ft, or 50ft. Free Shipping on Bulk Orders!
- 1.5" Inside Diameter
- 2.5" Lay Flat Width
- Rubber Nitrile
Whether you're using these for pumping water, equipment protection, or arts & crafts: We can guarantee that this will be an extremely durable hose that will last for years.
All products are shipped within 24 hours of ordering Monday-Friday unless otherwise specified on the individual product description page. Your tracking number will be sent via email. Your item will ship from one of our three warehouses (California, Ohio, New York) depending on your location. Most orders ship with USPS Air Priority, UPS Ground, or FedEx Ground. Most items ship free. Used items may have additional shipping & handling charges. If you need express shipping, please call us 1 (510) 237-5000 and ask us for help.
Returns on most new & used items are accepted within 30 days of purchase for ANY reason unless otherwise posted "SOLD AS IS" or "THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT INCLUDE A WARRANTY" in the product description. Buyer pays shipping for returns. 15% restocking fee is applied to all returns. Please ship your items to Fire Hose Supply -ATTN: Returns, 437 Ohio Ave, Richmond, CA, 94804.
✔️ Special Order & International Order Items
Special order & international order items cannot be cancelled or returned. Please make sure you are 100% sure of the product specifications you are ordering. If you don't fully understand the products you are ordering, please ask us for help to confirm the correct specifications you're looking for. Special order items are usually non-standard parts or bulk orders that are custom made directly from the factory.