1 inch braided flex hose

Old 03-16-17, 10:04 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 256
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
1 inch braided flex hose

all the pipes that go in and out of my pressure tank are rigid metal ,copper,steel etc
when I change the tank I am going to have to dismantle stuff and cut some copper pipes.
No way around it. When I re install I thought it would be more convenient to sweat new hose connections on and use 1 inch flex stainless hoses, one piece on the in side and one on the out sideabout 12 inches each.
. It would make it easier to raise the tank up a little and do maintenance later.
But the hose connections would have to be strong because the torque from the well pump
pushes that water with force.
Is there anything wrong with using these hoses like this??
Old 03-16-17, 10:26 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 5,874
Received 372 Upvotes on 332 Posts
I've never seen an installation like this before, probably because it's usually considered pretty easy to just repipe in the infrequent instance that you need to replace the tank. Same with a water heater, they are usually hard-piped since they are replaced only every 10-15 years.

I don't know about the long term reliability of these hoses. I assume it's good - but probably not as long-lasting as hard-piped copper or PEX. Plus, they are probably expensive!

How much maintenance do you do on your pressure tank?

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: