JGB Eaglewash solution hose, any good?

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It is steel wire braid which means it is going to transfer more heat to the outside of the jacket.

Steel wire braid is not very cooperative (tangles easily), it's heavier than fabric braid, will burn grass, and does not hold the heat as well as fabric braid.

I mainly use fabric braid.
 

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It is steel wire braid which means it is going to transfer more heat to the outside of the jacket.

Steel wire braid is not very cooperative (tangles easily), it's heavier than fabric braid, will burn grass, and does not hold the heat as well as fabric braid.

I mainly use fabric braid.
What hoses do you use @Bob Savage?
 

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I use Parker Paraflex and now I am using a thermoplastic 3000 PSI 250º fabric braided hose from Cobb Carpet Supply.

No steel braided anymore.
How does the hose from Cobb compare to Parker’s Paraflex? I am not familiar with either but I know Parker stuff is usually good.
 

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Steel-braided hose is indeed heavier than nylon-braided, but each type of hose has its ups and downs to be considered.

Most of the guys in this area run steel-braided hoses due to cost - Parflex and other quality brands of nylon-braid can cost 2-3 times as much as steel-braid.
 

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I really like the hose from Cobb because it doesn't get as hot on the outside at all, is way more flexible, and does not tangle like steel braided hose. Burning grass is not good, and the steel braided hose does just that. It also can burn your hands when trying to put it on the reel. If it costs a little more it is worth it to me to eliminate and hassle involved in my day of cleaning. Keep in mind I have a 220,000 BTU LP heater.

I haven't had the fabric braided solution hose from Cobb long enough to form a solid opinion, but I just ordered another 150' feet of it for my other truckmount!
 
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I am assuming that using hoses that conduct less heat like these fabric braided hoses means we get hotter water at the wand, right?
We wouldn’t lose as much heat as if using steel braided hoses is what I mean.
 

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I am assuming that using hoses that conduct less heat like these fabric braided hoses means we get hotter water at the wand, right?
We wouldn’t lose as much heat as if using steel braided hoses is what I mean.
Yes, the fabric braid would retain heat better than steel braided hose, just how much better I don't know.