Braided stainless steel water hoses are readily available to anyone at your local hardware stores and plumbing merchants. They are commonly installed by licensed plumbers but occasionally due to their availability and ease of installation they are also installed by homeowners, handymen/women or builders.
Flexible Stainless Steel Water Hoses
When our plumbers from Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting attend a home or business where someone other than a plumber has previously been onsite we often see a common tell tale sign that the flexible water hose has not been installed by a licensed plumber. On the male part of the connection usually a brass thread or a mini cistern cock there is thread tape or teflon seal applied. There is absolutely no need for this, in fact it is just making your life harder.
As you will see in our you tube video below the flexible water connector hose comes factory fitted with a rubber seal. The rubber seal inside the stainless braided hose is designed to create a watertight seal between it and the male thread. It is important to ensure that the male thread is in good condition (straight and smooth), but if you are connecting to an isolation valve (mini cock) there will be a factory thread creating the perfect marriage between the two.
Video On How To Install The Water Hose
Although we always recommend this work be performed by a Master Plumber we know that this does not always happen. We hope that by watching our video you will gain a few handy tips on how to install a water hose under your vanity or inside of your kitchen sink cupboard, knowhen when your turn on your taps on or off, the connection won’t leak. Please remember that if you are experiencing difficulties call a plumber.