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How to Pick the Right High-Pressure Hose for You

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The high-pressure jetting hose is an important and relatively costly purchase, so care and consideration should be taken when choosing. There are a wide variety of hoses available from different sizes, lengths, heat restrictions, and brands. Deciding which works best ultimately depends on your application and budget.

Top-Tier Jetting Hoses

US Jetting offers a huge variety of high-quality jetting hoses. From our own US Jetting brand, to Parker,  Piranha, and Flex hoses, there is a lot to choose from, and each brand provides different qualifications based on what you need.

Choosing The Right High-Pressure Hose

The most popular hoses are our US Jetting hose, Parker hoses, and Piranha hoses. Parker hydro hoses are known for their durability, high quality, and lifespan (although jetting hose lifespan always is based on customer care). Piranha sewer hoses are more economical in price and stiffer which can be useful for straight pipes where you are pushing the hose up the pipe and don’t want it to turn around. US Jetting high-pressure hoses combine the best of both worlds by providing a high-quality hose for a more accessible price and have medium stiffness. This allows the hose to work in straight pipes and pipes with bends without kinking.

The main questions to ask are:

  • What size pipes will you mostly be working in? The chart below helps show which hoses are best suited for which pipe sizes.
Size of Hose Working Pressure GPM Pipe Size
1” 2000 – 3000 PSI 50 GPM+  12″ – 48″
3/4” 2000 – 3000 PSI 30 – 40 GPM  10″ – 48″
5/8” 3000 – 4000 PSI 20 – 25 GPM  8″ – 36
1/2″ 3000 – 6000 PSI 12 – 18 GPM  4″ – 24″
3/8” 3000 – 4000 PSI 10 – 12  GPM  3″ – 6″
1/4” 3000 – 4000 PSI 5 – 8 GPM  2″ – 4″
3/16” 3000 – 4000 PSI 5 – 8 GPM  3/4″ – 1 1/2″


  1. Will your application require the hose to navigate around tight bends?
    • If so, it’s best to go with the US Jetting or Parker brand.
  2. Will you be working with hot water? What temperature?
    • Standard US Jetting hoses can handle up to 125 degrees Fahrenheit, but if the heat requirements are higher than that, then you may need a specialized hot water hose.
  3. Do you need additional smaller hoses for working in residential lines that can be added on to your main hose?
    • Add-on mini reels with 1/8” or ¼” hoses are available which can be attached to the end of your high pressure hose. These can be conveniently mounted on the rear of the jetter, on the toolboxes, or on the front tongue of the trailer.

Hose Repair & Maintenance

The life of a high-pressure hose is ultimately determined by the care taken when using the hose. Safety great such as tiger tails, manhole protectors, and leader hoses can all extend the life of the jetting hose.

However, if your hose does end up needing to be cut or mended, US Jetting offers that service in-house and also sells hose mending tools.

Get A High-Quality Jetting Hose Today

The right equipment for your jetting machine can make a huge difference in the way you can provide service to your clients. We are your leading source of premium jetting machines and accessories. Whether you need high-pressure water hose nozzles or hoses, we’re here to help! We have a wide range of jetter hoses that are always available should you need same-day shipping.

Contact us today for your high-pressure hose needs and we’ll give you a free quote.

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