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I bought 2 hoses for hp SS bay, $60 each, made of hydraulic hose.
Got same hose from Kleen-Rite for $12 but not a "hydraulic" hose...just normal Neptune hp 3k psi hose.
Can i use those same hp hoses for hydraulic hoses on my Pit Cleaner?
 

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We used to use Neptune 3000 for hydraulic hose runs on the D&S 5000 units we installed. It was never an issue - if any of those hoses ever did break it was always because the outer jacket would crack and the steel reinforcement would rust.

The hydraulic hose that cost you $60 was probably double-braid which is definitely pricey.
 

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We used to use Neptune 3000 for hydraulic hose runs on the D&S 5000 units we installed. It was never an issue - if any of those hoses ever did break it was always because the outer jacket would crack and the steel reinforcement would rust.

The hydraulic hose that cost you $60 was probably double-braid which is definitely pricey.
Had to have those 2 hoses, cause great weather & couldn't wait 2 days for KR. But i was like dayummm that's higher than a Giraffe's Horn!!!
 

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We used to use Neptune 3000 for hydraulic hose runs on the D&S 5000 units we installed. It was never an issue - if any of those hoses ever did break it was always because the outer jacket would crack and the steel reinforcement would rust.

The hydraulic hose that cost you $60 was probably double-braid which is definitely pricey.
Is dbl braided that much better for hydraulic purposes?
 

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It depends on the hydraulic pressure, the D&S units only ran a peak of about 800 so burst lines wasn't a concern. Double braided is usually 4500 to 6000 PSI working pressure.
 

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Just make sure to either shrink wrap your hose fittings or spray it with clear enamel to slow down the rusting and corrosion if exposed to the elements.
 
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