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Troubleshooting Hydraulic Hose Leaks

August 16, 2021

If you’re experiencing a hydraulic hose leak, you may wonder if you need a hydraulic pipe repair kit. Could there be a pinhole in the hydraulic hose or other problems that you can’t detect? Use the following troubleshooting tips to determine the issue and identify a solution: Check your fitting: Most often, if a hydraulic hose is leaking, it is not because the hose itself is defective. Instead, it is likely that the wrong type of fitting has been used for the hose. Check to see what type of fitting is recommended for your hose, then contact your local hose... View Article

Tips for Choosing the Right Hydraulic Hose Reel

August 2, 2021

Hydraulic hose reels can be convenient and efficient. They are a helpful tool to keep your shop neat and your hose easily accessible. However, it’s important to choose the right option among the many hydraulic hose reels on the market. For example, a self-retracting hydraulic hose reel isn’t right for everyone. Use the following tips to select the best model for your setting and needs. Consider benefits You may wonder if you even need one of these hydraulic hose reels. However, this is standard equipment for proper shop safety. If you use a portable hydraulic tool that operates at the... View Article

The Benefits of Using Custom Hydraulic Hoses

July 21, 2021

Businesses that frequently use hydraulic hose assemblies understandably tend to buy them in bulk, which allows them to have them on hand whenever needed and to use them in a wide range of applications. However, what many of these businesses fail to consider is that by using generic hoses for multiple situations, this could actually create the need for more frequent hose replacement. As such, it’s actually better to invest a bit more money initially to get custom hydraulic hoses that fit your specifications for individual applications, rather than trying to use generic hydraulic hoses in a “one size fits... View Article

How to Measure Pipe Fittings

July 7, 2021

Determining the sizes of pipes you need for your project can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have not previously learned or researched how to measure pipe thread size or pipe fittings. It is understandable to assume the size of the pipe refers to its outer diameter. However, as with lumber, we have to consider “nominal” versus “actual” sizes. Pipe fittings must have inside diameters that are large enough to fit over the outside diameter of a pipe. Usually, a half-inch fitting will have an outside diameter of around 1.25 inches. Here’s a quick overview of what... View Article

Everything You Should Know About Globe Valves

June 17, 2021

To the uninformed, a valve is a valve, and a valve that’s used in one setting is just fine to use in another—but that’s far from the truth! We sell all sorts of different valves at Royal Brass Incorporated that are used for a variety of purposes in an array of industries. One of the most popular valves we offer are globe valves. But how do globe valves work in San Jose, CA? Continue reading to learn more about globe valves. What do they do? Globe valves are linear-motion valves designed to start, stop and regulate flow. However, they’re primarily... View Article

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