no way, this means all I need is to buy the 100 ft 3/8 and install it to my reel, I will call steambrite on monday and ask them the quality of that black hose for $88 just want to make sure it won't bleed on the wet carpet to leave marks. I have garden hose connections from the tank to the pumps, my 1/4 from the pumps to the heater is about 25ft on each side, if it requires then I can shorten them as well no problems.I use a 3' 1/4" hose from the Pump to the Little Giant and all 1/4" QDS no 3/8" QDs anywhere.. No adverse effect on the GPM.
I also went from 1/4" to 1/2" from my water tank to the pump. Simply doing this increased the GPM .Not double but very noticeable. Thanks JD