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Raw Water and Hydraulic hose life

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by bayoubud, Jun 6, 2017.

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  1. bayoubud

    bayoubud Member

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    How often should raw water and hydraulic hoses be replaced on engines, generators, a/c's, stabilizers, and any equipment that is ran a lot?
  2. Pascal

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    I ve seen SS braided hydraulic hoses failing after a couple of years while others may last 10 or 15... usually quality raw water hose will last a very long time... 15, 20 years.
  3. bayoubud

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    I have heard 5/6 years on wired engine raw water. Longer periods for hydraulic if no cracking. Recently looked at a 2005 b0at with hoses dated 20o4. Thought that was risky. Seems ER hoses would not last as long because of heat.
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    Yeah those figures are about right......visually once the wire bound hoses show any cracking I change them. Hydraulic usually show signs of getting old too. It's also how tight of bends they do.
  5. bayoubud

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    Capt J, my last surveyor said the same, he recommends hoses on engines, gens, and equipment which runs often be replaced every 5 years, but only writes them up if cracked. I am looking at this mainly from a buyers side that often does not get addressed in surveys, mostly bad hose clamps.

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