A damaged hose assembly does not necessarily mean it’s service life is over, Richards Hose offer a number of services which can help to extend the working life of your hose assembly. Whether the damage is to the hose or the couplings, we can re-use or replace with new.
Wiring on of free issue coupling / hose
If you wish to have your own couplings/hose assembled by one of our experienced technicians, we would be pleased to arrange the collection of your materials and deliver back to your preferred destination. We would offer you the choice of a galvanized steel wire (as standard) or stainless steel wire to complete the assembly.
Cutting back and re-ending
During service, small holes and tears can occur to your hose, often caused by abrasion. However this doesn’t necessarily mean that the hose needs replacing. We can cut back the hose to the damaged area and ‘re-end’ using the original couplings or new, meaning your hose can be put back into service again. In some cases we can offer an option of cutting out the area with defects and re-end producing two hose assemblies.
Repair Sleeve & Re-ending
Instead of cutting back the hose thus reducing the length our technicians would remove one coupling and inserting a repair sleeve over the damaged area to create a pressure tight puncture repair. This would be a more temporary option until a replacement hose is issued, although has proven to offer a long service life.
Hose Care Advice
It is inevitable that any hose used in an emergency application will be subjected to robust handling, however, much can be done to prolong its service life. Any fire service will take great care of their hoses as a matter of course but other users may not implement such methods to prevent damage occurring. The following is offered as a simple guide to help you to get the best out of your hose, whatever the application.