Pump discharge hose assembly considerations

Discharge hose is often considered to be a relatively inexpensive necessity in a pump installation or long term pump rental. In comparison to the cost of equipment, hose may not be of high expense, but it can erode potential profit when incorrectly estimated. It can also be the cause of downtime, poor performance, and frustration… Read more »

Air Hose Safety

Pneumatic tool supply hose, or Jackhammer Hose, can add risk of hazards and injury to the job site. An unchecked out of control hose can be dangerous to the operator and to bystanders alike. A hose coupling blow-out can become a deadly projectile. Luckily there are a number of safety products available to help to… Read more »

Lay-Flat Discharge Hose Dimensions

Lay-flat discharge hose is measured like most other industrial rubber and plastic hoses, by it’s inside diameter.  Lay-flat hose differs however by its capability to flatten when at rest or coiled tightly.  Often times, we receive requests for odd hose sizes because an end user is measuring the hose at rest, across its width.  When… Read more »

Silica Dust Suppression Jackhammer Hose For New OSHA Regulations

A new hose and new awareness for a hazardous issue, respirable crystalline silica: In an effort to protect against worker inhalation of harmful crystalline silica, new regulations have been set by OSHA. Jackhammer and other breaker tool applications are covered by the construction industry compliance regulation 29 CFR 1926.1153 with a start date of September… Read more »

Hose Sleeves: Abrasion, Fire, and Leak Protection for Hose

There are many reasons to install external hose sleeves or wraps on a hose assembly. There are also many types of products depending on the hose application and the type of protection needed. This post will review the different products from nylon sleeves to fire resistant tapes and more. Nylon Hose Protection Sleeves: The most widely… Read more »

Projects of Note

Over the years we have been a part of many projects, some nearby and some that span the globe. Why do companies choose to work with us time and time again? Capital Rubber strives to go beyond providing parts or assemblies by helping find solutions. We pride ourselves on selecting and designing products that will… Read more »

Hose Coupling and Assembly Types, from DIY to Custom Designed Hose

Industrial hose assembly types, from band clamped to built-in hose couplings and everything in between: If you spend some time selecting an industrial hose, you will find that there is a wide range of styles, models, and brands available. Add in the numerous hose coupling styles and materials and the possibilities can become overwhelming. But the selection process… Read more »