Definitions of Hose Ends


Plain End

Plain End

All hose construction elements (including wire, if wire is used as a reinforcing member) are exposed. The hose always has the same inside diameter throughout. In the case of certain hand built specifications having wire reinforcement, the wire and fabric reinforcement are not exposed.

All vertical braided hose is available only with plain ends. Horizontal braided and wrapped ply machine built hose is furnished with plain ends unless otherwise specified in the price book.

All hose construction elements (including wire, if wire is used as a reinforcing member) are exposed. The hose always has the same inside diameter throughout. In the case of certain hand built specifications having wire reinforcement, the wire and fabric reinforcement are not exposed.

All vertical braided hose is available only with plain ends. Horizontal braided and wrapped ply machine built hose is furnished with plain ends unless otherwise specified in the price book.

Enlarged End

Enlarged End

The hose end is enlarged to accommodate the outside diameter of the shank of a fitting plus the depth of the shank.

The inside diameter of a "standard" enlarged end is the same dimension as the outside diameter of the same nominal pipe size.

(Example-6" ID hose enlarged to 6 5/8" at the end, handles a 6" size pipe which has a 6 5/8" OD.)

Normally used in hand built hose constructions.

Rubber Flanged End

Rubber Flanged End

Shaped similar to a metal pipe flange. It is molded as an integral part of the hose with the tube, fabric reinforcement (not wire) and cover extending to the outside diameter of the rubber flange.

The rubber flange has holes to match customer requirements. In addition, solid metal "backup" rings (drilled to match the rubber flange holes) are always placed behind the rubber flange to provide a metal bearing surface for bolt heads and nuts.

Available only in hand built hose constructions.

Built-in Nipple End

Built-in Nipple End

The hose end is integrally built around and bonded to the nipple body. The hose reinforcing materials are also anchored to the nipple.

The nipples used are generally fabricated from pipe, however, certain nipples are cast. Cast nipples always have a full bore on all sizes.

Nipples made from standard pipe will be full bore only when pipe 12" and under is used since nominal pipe sizes over 12" are described by pipe OD and not ID

Available only in hand built hose constructions.

Integral Rubber Tapered Nozzel End

Integral Rubber Tapered Nozzel End

The inside diameter and the outside diameter of the hose end are gradually tapered down to form a nozzle.

The hose reinforcement is also extended to the end of the nozzle. A rubber end cap is then added to protect the reinforcement and properly shape the nozzle.

This type of nozzle is available only in non-wire inserted horizontal braided and wrapped ply machine built hose.

Rubber Beaded End

Rubber Beaded End

A flared bell shape, molded as an integral part of the hose. The reinforcing fabric of the hose body is extended beyond the straight portion of the hose and anchored around a circular steel reinforcing ring.

The hose tube is then extended beyond the hose end and becomes the face of the beaded end, meeting the rubber cover at the edge of the outside diameter of the rubber bead.

A re-attachable split malleable iron flange is placed behind the rubber bead to act as a metal bearing surface for bolt heads and nuts. Bolts used to connect mating flanges pass over the outside diameter of the beaded end.

Normally used in hand built hose constructions.

Capped End

Capped End

A solid rubber ring vulcanized to the end of the hose to protect exposed carcass reinforcement.

Capped ends can be placed on Plain End hand built hose and machine built wrapped ply.

Soft End

Soft End

The helical wire reinforcement is terminated several inches back from the end of the hose.

When a hose has either a corrugated cover or tube or both, a soft end is generally used and always has a smooth inside diameter and outside diameter.

Normally used in hand built hose constructions.

Thank you to Goodyear/Veyance Technologies Tire & Rubber company. Source material Goodyear/Veyance Technologies Catalog #99-130. Any errors in the transcription of this data are solely the responsibility of JGB Enterprises, Inc. No warranty, including implied warranty of merchantablility, fitness for a particular purpose, or other warranty of quality is either expressed or implied of this product.