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Anyone have an opinion which is better? Koolance makes a metal core/plastic covered anti-kink hose coil whereas most others are an extruded PVC material. Is one better than the other? I would think the metal may hold its shape better and offer better resistance to kinking. Yes or no?
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post #2 of 20
I would think that metal would be better.
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post #3 of 20
I would like to think so.
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post #4 of 20
Go with the metal. I have had the plastic coils and they get brittle after a few months and then just break apart.
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Maybe you could ask KOOLANCE if they could produce a special "inner coil" made of 100% pure aluminum...
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post #6 of 20
Aluminum is very flexible. I'm not sure how good of a coil that would make.
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by r_stanley View Post
Aluminum is very flexible. I'm not sure how good of a coil that would make.
If KOOLANCE made you one out of aluminum, I'm pretty sure it would be the best coil on the market with one stipulation, "must be used inside of tubing only!"
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post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRaider View Post
Maybe you could ask KOOLANCE if they could produce a special "inner coil" made of 100% pure aluminum...

Galvanic corrosion FTW?
    
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post #9 of 20
On the outside of the hose? LOL!
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by r_stanley View Post
On the outside of the hose? LOL!

I figured that was what you were talking about but Red said inside.
    
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