Ducting.com, a Rubber-Cal Brand, is America’s premier authority for all of your flexible ducting and industrial hose needs. As a trusted purveyor of flexible hose products since 1994, we specialize in durable, affordable hoses for air ventilation, solid waste, material handling, industrial exhaust, high temperature ventilation, and abrasive transfer applications. Our stocked inventory includes a vast selection of hoses made from versatile, long-lasting materials in I.D. Sizes from 3/4" to 24” hoses. This means fast and effective delivery to your facility. Best of all, our flexible ducting experts are ready to help you with your purchase. Are you just getting your project off the ground? Let our flexible hose specialists help educate you on the possibilities for your application, so you can make a well-informed decision.
Browse Ducting.com’s online catalog organized by the most popular industrial hose applications and hose materials. Within our complete line of flex hoses, we offer products designed for use in large-scale air ventilation systems such as the HVAC air ducts in large commercial and industrial buildings. We provide large diameter hoses that are custom made in length and in inside diameter sizes up to 60 inch! Our products are used in a bevy of applications such as: ventilation ducting, food grade hose, dust collection hose, portable AC hoses, fume exhaust hose, and street sweeper hose. Whether you are moving air, chemical fumes, abrasives, bulk materials, or high temperatures we have the right hose for your needs.
Ducting.com's line of flexible hose also includes many different types of hose materials, such as aluminum, stainless steel, Teflon, Hypalon, Thermoplastic rubber, PVC, and more. By offering a diverse catalog of products, we strive to provide you with the most complete sampling of ducting products so that you can make an informed, cost conscious decision when shopping for industrial hose equipment.
Looking for specialized drain ducts or other flex hoses to handle solid waste? Our material handling hoses include a versatile selection of anti-static hoses, dryer ducts, dust collection hoses, suction hoses, and more. Our line of durable ducting products also includes those flex hoses designed specifically for use in high-temperature applications such as chimney ducts and furnaces, as well as abrasives transfer in street sweepers and car vacuums.
We know you're on a budget and we want to help! When you purchase a flexible hose from Ducting.com, you are getting a resilient product quickly and at an affordable price. By stocking and shipping every flex ducting product we sell, we are able to fulfill most orders in a timely manner and with great efficiency. On a tight schedule? Our flexible ducting products – and even our flex hose samples – are fulfilled and shipped faster than at any other company in the industry and at very affordable rates! Ducting.com, backed by Rubber-Cal’s impeccable attention to quality, offers warranties on all of our products to give you greater security with your purchase, and our in-house quality control is driven by our goal of providing quality customer service and shipping with every single order.
At Ducting.com, we guarantee you'll receive a superior level of customer service from our knowledgeable ducting experts with every call, email, purchase, or inquiry. While our site is designed to be easy to use and accessible, we are always happy to speak with you personally. We understand that picking the right ducting option for your unique needs can be a tedious and difficult process. Whether you are looking for ventilation ducting, food grade hose, dust collection hose, portable AC hoses, fume exhaust hose, street sweeper hose. We're here to help!
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Ducting Insights -- High Temp Hose Options
When you’re working with high temperatures, it is vital that you use types of duct hose that can stand up to the heat while remaining effective. Some industrial equipment reaches huge temperature spikes or creates scolding steam. Unless a high-temperature hose is used, the machinery will not stay in working order for long. Fortunately there are several ducting options designed specifically to deal with different high-heat conditions.
High-temperature duct hoses are available in a variety of materials, including silicone rubber, stainless steel, polyester and other plastics, fiberglass and aluminum. These different types have varying advantages, and offer flexibility depending on your needs. For instance, there are different grades of stainless steel hoses, and the one offering the highest heat resistance can stand temperatures up to an incredible 1650 degrees Fahrenheit. Silicone ducting on the other hand might top out at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Other kinds of PVC ducting might be made to stand up to a 140-degree heat, which still falls under the high-temperature category.
These kinds of high-temperature hoses have a whole range of applications, from extraction hood hoses to chimney and furnace ducting. The specific function will dictate which high-temperature hose you need. Beyond the temperature resistance, varying materials will offer different advantages, such as strength, flexibility or lower cost.
One important distinction to make is that hoses with a resistance to high temperatures are not automatically flame resistant. This means that a flame can still damage the ducting material, even if it has major heat resistance qualities. If it is going to be in use around high temperatures and flammable materials, then flame-retardant ducting is the way to go.
Tips Before You Buy -- The Largest Hose Size Available
Not all ducting needs are the same, and sometimes you need a serious size of duct hose. Where a smaller ducting type will suffice in some situations, it will not do the job for every application. For instance, heavy-duty industrial ducting which needs to move air or materials in large quantities will need to be big enough to keep up with those demands. As such, it’s important to be aware of the size range of ducting hoses to make sure you are using the right equipment.
When you are talking about the size of ducting needed, there are two measurements to take into account – the length and the inner diameter (ID) measurements. The inner diameter refers to the straight-line difference across the end of a duct hose, not including the thickness of the hose walls. On Ducting.com, the maximum ID offered from stock is 24 inches. However, custom diameters measuring up to 60 inches are available for those in need of a major industrial-sized option. When it comes to length, most large-diameter ducting hoses come in lengths up to 25 feet or even 50 feet, depending on the specific product.
Even the largest ducting hoses, coming in at a custom 60-inch diameter, will retain the flexibility, durability and resistance of the ducting when it is in smaller forms. At their largest sizes, the duct hoses are perfect for transporting materials in large quantities and ventilating large spaces. A custom 25-foot continuous length hose would normally only be used in a large-scale industrial setting where a huge portion of ducting is needed without breaks or seams.
Tips Before You Buy -- When is Stainless a Good Hose Option
Stainless steel is just one of a host of different materials used to create various kinds of ducting hoses. Every material has slightly different properties which make them effective, and stainless steel is no exception.
So, when does stainless steel provide one of the best options for creating a ducting hose? First you need to be aware of its best and most valuable properties. As a ducting material, it is bright, clean and easy on the eye. It is also extremely strong and durable, allowing it to stand up to plenty of use and remain effective over time. Despite this strength, stainless steel is also a less pliable, unlike plastics and rubber hoses. This is an advantage, as it allows the material to be shaped to suit its application. Beyond this, it is resistant to corrosion and has a very high tolerance to heat. Some grades can even bear temperatures reaching 1650 degrees Fahrenheit.
As a result of this lengthy list of favorable qualities, stainless steel makes for a great hosing solution in a variety of different situations. Due to its attractive metallic look and resistance against stains, it can be used in locations where it might be left exposed, such as a hood in a commercial kitchen. Its resistance to corrosion from elements such as water and chemicals mean it can be used in environments involving moisture, while it can also thrive in industrial usage that involves extreme heat, such as chimney or steam ducting.
Another advantage of stainless steel is that it is semi-rigid. This means that it can be bent into shape and will then retain its form, making it perfect for any setting where the ducting hose needs to remain solid and in position. This reduces the need for connectors, since the hose will keep its shape when installed in complicated spaces.