✔ Do refer to installation guides, grounding requirements, and clamping procedures where static buildup may happen.
✔ Do rinse and drain garage exhaust hoses after each use.
✔ Do understand the PSI, fluid compatibility, and temperature limits of the hose, fittings and clamps.
✔ Do store exhaust hoses in a cool, dark place to avoid kinking, humidity, weathering, etc.
✔ Do use pressure relief valves to control pressure surges.
✔ Do regularly inspect hoses for kinks, leaks, abrasions, and any holes or tears that may allow ambient air to enter the working environment.
✔ Do frequently check fittings for signs of leakage, looseness, corrosion, etc.
✔ Do allow the hose to twist and bend naturally during installation.
X Don't use exhaust hoses for long periods of time in applications where they can't be tested and inspected regularly.
X Don't let chemicals come in contact with garage exhaust hoses unless their material is designed to handle the conditions.
X Don't use an exhaust hose close to its maximum working pressure.
X Don't store hoses in direct sunlight, near heat, close to electrical equipment, motors, or any source of ozone
X Don't pull, tow, or tug on a hose and don't drag it over abrasive surfaces unless it's designed from material that can withstand conditions.
X Don't be rough on a hose as it can result in kinking at or near the fittings and result in holes or tears.
X Don't substitute hose types unless recommended by the manufacturer.
X Don't crush or kink a hose unless you're utilizing a crushproof exhaust hose.