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The Mertex Lining Process welds the lining directly to the textile while the hose is being woven. This allows the use of high strength Filament Polyester yarn to be used, due to the Mertex® process superior liner adhesion. It locks fibers together for greater strength while still allowing for a high flexibility. Then creates a virtually inseparable bond without the use of adhesives which is a huge advantage over competitors. Yields an extremely low friction (pressure) loss because the Mertex process fills the corrugations of the weave, which creates an amazingly thin and smooth waterway. Mertex lined hose produces lower elongation under pressure. This means less pull back when water is suddenly shut-off, resulting in a safer hose to work with.
Clear Permatek™ Treatment locks fibers together for greater strength, reduces water pickup and absorption.
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you are going to get a better flow with the newer hose lining than the old rubber linings. I don't think there is a unlined hose on the market any longer, and there isn't any 1.75 forestry hose, just 1" and 1.5" and these are usually single jacketed hose which is much lighter than a double jacket hose. That doesn't mean some departments don't use 1.75" hose for brush fires just that it's not sold as forestry hose. As far as the friction loss I don't have a clue, it all come down to what you are flowing and how long the flow (length of hose line) is.
Hi Bruce, if you were to order this in a 50' or 100' length off of the web page you would get a 2.5" NH couplings. If you need a 3" coupling you would need to note that at the time the order is placed, and be sure you do because there will be a difference in price between the 2.5" and 3" couplings.Yes the 3" hose is NFPA compliant.
Hope this answers your question.
There is only 1 thread size for the 1.5", 1.75" & 2.0" hose's, 1.5" NH is the standard hose threads for all 3 hose's.
There is a possibly that some FD will have special threads, if you were one of them you wouldn't be asking us this question!
Not to my knowledge, the size of the 2.5" couplings you might as well get the 2.5" hose, there would be no advantage for this.