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Posted by - Sleepy Coote on January 31, 2003 at 08:35:55:

In Reply to: Re: Anti-Rainout Hose Element posted by D. H. on January 31, 2003 at 03:24:07:

BTW, one idea I liked this idea so much when I originally read it is because I hate having to remove my insulation cover every day to wash my hose. A well-designed hose with a built-in heater element would be so much easier for me to clean on a daily basis.

By the way of implementation I picture a two-ply corrugated hose. The inner ply would have thermal insulating properties to a reasonable degree. The outer ply would be thermally conductivity, thereby dissipating heat around the entire hose surface. Of course, any material that would be a good enough thermal insulator would render the heating element unnecessary. However, I don't think there's a material on the market that would insulate well enough while still allowing the corrugated hose to be pliable versus overly stiff.

BTW, I think uniform temperature throughout the hose would be allowable as long as the temperature differential anywhere in the hose is not so great as to allow the humid air to reach the dewpoint. Ambient tracking would certainly help I would think.

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