All About Hose Pipes

The common picture that comes in mind when you think of pumping water, is the pressure and the pipes, hose pipes have been used in various applications that concern draining water under pressure. The main advantage with hose pipes is that they are designed to withstand the pressure and thus direct the water with the right amount of force. They have been used in fire extinguisher, pond vacuuming and waste disposal suction machines among other gadgets. In all their applications they vary in girth size and the design depending on the estimated pressure being applied in the process.

The designing of the hose pipes follows two criterions, those that work under positive pressure meaning the pressure is from inside and can therefore burst, these are called discharge hose pipes. The other category falls under those that work under negative pressure meaning they can collapse on themselves if when the pressure is imbalanced, they are called suction hose pipes. The difference is on their application in the draining process, while the suction pipes forms the point of entry the discharge hoses form the outlet.

Two main characteristics of a good suction and a drainage hose pipe

It should be durable and strong enough to withstand negative pressure, these pipes are normally well reinforced in that even if they are bendable the inner walls do collapse blocking the pipe.

They should have the proper with size to be able to feed the pump efficiently, too wide may lead to require more energy to suction and can lead to flow choking if they deliver more than the pump can push out.

A good drainage pipe on the other hand, should be strong to withstand the positive force that could easily cause bursting. This is due to the force emanating from the pressure of the content being pumped through it.

The size of the drainage hose pipe should be able to empty the pump reservoir efficiently. The suction and the drainage should be complement each other in that, they do not create unnecessary pressure. The drainage pipe can be a little narrower to help in creating the extra force needed to pump the water a longer distance and with a lot of force.


To get the best hose pipes, you must consider several factors like their intended use and the available types. Shop from genuine dealers to avoid being scammed and ask for the right pipes based on where and how you want to use them.