View Full Version : Source for flexible/braided lines (long ones)
03-15-2006, 04:31 PM
Customer wants 6 feet long braided flexible lines to the back of remoted ice machine. 1/2" liquid line & 3/4" suction. I've seen these somewhere before, I just can't find a source. I know somebody's gonna chime in with "just put a service loop on it", that's what the customer is trying to get rid of. I think McDonalds used to spec thes on some installs. Any help is appreciated.
03-15-2006, 04:39 PM
McDonalds did spec them because the ice machines were on wheels so they could pull out and clean behind. The ice machine manufacturors provided the line sets with the flex lines already on them though.
I used to have a source, I'll check tomorrow when I get back to the office to see if I can find it.
03-15-2006, 05:02 PM
Ritchie Engineering (http://www.yellowjacket.com/pr.html) has them. Six footers in those sizes should be stock items.
03-15-2006, 06:07 PM
7-11 slurpee machines have the same stuff. It's kind of like a longer, more flexible vibration eliminator. I have seen them but not sure where to get'em.
03-16-2006, 03:15 AM
seen 'em on zero zone S/C freezers....-
well seen some that were 2 to 3 ft length in there.
ne'er seen one 6 ft. Cha Ching!
03-16-2006, 06:38 AM
Kere's a better link to the Ritchie braided hoses:
I got a 48" section of 1/2" with flare ends recently for about $65.
03-16-2006, 08:38 AM
hold the phone here. These are to be used as the refrigerant lines? I have been looking into this and found zilch and then you guys come along.
I know this will pizz some guys off, but. Unless it's an oil return issue, small units like this should be assembled with flex lines. Imagine hopw much easier things would be?
03-16-2006, 08:42 AM
I get them made up in one of two places. there is a company called airline hydraulics that make any hose you want pretty quickly, or the other place is a Parker fluid specialties franchise. usually the parker stores are locally franchised and are owner operated(which i like) and are very responsive. i get crazy hose assemblies made all of the time due to me doing a lot of unusual industrial work.
03-17-2006, 02:09 AM
We got a shop here in SoCal called Hose Pros that will make custom lengths on the spot. Better yet, its just
down the street from 3 supply houses.
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