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Protectors that fit Miflex hoses

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by JonnyDiver198, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Was not directed at you and was intended as sarcastic - hence the quotes? Sorry, it that nuance was lost on you...

    I’ve read countless times here in how hose protectors are a bad thing - the reality is that with negligible effort, I actually find them to be a good thing and was just sharing my personal experience as an input to the OP.

    I never said anyone needs to use them or that they are needed on Miflex hoses - so I am really not interested in arguing about virtues of them with you - I was just sharing my opinion and I as very clearly said “ dive as you like”!
     
  2. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    I didn't take it personally. Your quotes came across as an attempt at adding emphasis to your point at the behest of the opposing argument. We are obviously in two different camps on the subject. Live and let dive.

    Cheers,

    -Z
     
  3. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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  4. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    C'mon, think that one through... hose manufacturers on the whole do not put hose protectors on, and I suspect never have. They are added when mated to a 1st and/or 2nd stage - usually with brand specific design, and even 2nd stage specific design. Whether or not Miflex hoses benefit from them, I would never expect to see them included with the hose purchase - unless buying the hose from a regulator manufacturer, many (most? all?) of whom do include hose protectors on their regulator sets.

    So @JonnyDiver198 if you want to add protectors to your Miflex hoses and can't find any generic style that fits, find a regulator brand that adds them to Miflex, and if you can live with that brand on your hoses then have an LDS order up a set for you. (and for fun I just checked the Aqualung parts list, and yes they have separate hose protectors for braided hoses.)
     
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  5. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Read higher up in the thread....I mention that the hose protectors are just another place for a manufacturer to slap their brand name.

    -Z
     
  6. Tribal

    Tribal Nassau Grouper

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    This also helps to put on/off condom catheters easier :).

    About the hose protectors Zef is right, they aren’t useful for anything and they might do more wrong then good. Salt gets everywhere and rinsing it might not be enough.
     
  7. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    Interesting topic: are hose protectors required (or even useful)?

    There is a huge variety of applications for hoses. Scuba is a very small niche - my last batch of hoses got flagged as automotive parts by customs.

    Does anyone know of another hose application where protectors are recommended / used?

    My experience is limited but I do know that none of the high pressure hydraulic hoses on a garbage truck use them...
     
  8. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    You gotta love folks that speak in absolutes on what is opinion - it must be an amazing feeling when your opinion is just better than everyone else's!

    So... please do share where salt "gets" with a hose protector that it doesn't get without one? I suppose rinsing won't remove these magical salt deposits when a hose with a hose protector is rinsed properly as well... and to avoid any confusion: yes, this is sarcasm!
     
  9. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    The ironic thing is that my Atomic regulator hoses and Halcyon inflator hose are branded, but the hose protectors are not - I guess I better ditch those hoses as they must be not really needed :wink:
     
  10. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    The hoses on all of my pressure washers have non removable hose protectors/strain relief on both ends as do many of my garden hoses - likely as extra protection from kinking!
     

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