Colored Safety Leader Hose

Colored Safety Leader Hoses are 10' lengths of high pressure jetting hose colored differently than the main high pressure jetting hose. Colored Safety Leader Hoses are connected to the end of the main high pressure jetting hose at one end and to the nozzles, skids or drain jet extensions at the other end. Colored Safety Leader Hoses are designed to have the same (or higher) high pressure working rating and minimum burst rating as the main high pressure jetting hose.

Colored Safety Leader Hoses serve two important functions in the sewer cleaning process:

First, when rewinding the high pressure jetting hose, the Safety Leader Hose color change will give the operator an idea of how far away the nozzle is within the pipe. This indication should alert operators to the proximity of the nozzle to the manhole to prepare them to shutoff the high pressure water flow.

Second, the Colored Safety Leader Hose is the closest hose to the rear abrasive discharge of the nozzle. Dirt and debris propelled by the rear jets in the nozzle can wear through the hose to cause a rupture. Safety Colored Leader Hoses act as a sacrificial hose section, preserving the integrity and length of the main high pressure jetting hose. Colored Safety Leader Hoses should always be replaced when worn out.