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 -- Duct Materials
We offer a wide range of flexible ducting materials and designs. Since we sell into a broad category of industries our hoses are made to transport air, dust, fumes or light materials in vastly different settings, from homes to industrial factories. While the design is important, the material used to create the hose can be even more so, dictating the capabilities of the product and allowing it to function in specific conditions.
Hoses can be made from materials ranging from light PVC plastic to rigid stainless steel, and each has its own merits. For instance, stainless steel ducts perform well in extreme temperatures, with some hoses even able to work in heats up to 1650 Fahrenheit. Ducts made out of stainless steel and aluminum are more rigid than others and are not made for continuous flexing. Instead, they can be bent into specific shapes and are then self-supporting. In contrast, PVC hoses are available and they are extremely flexible. PVC ducting can be easily flexed to fit different spaces and shapes. It is also available in a clear color, which is useful for applications where blockages might have to be identified.
PVC vinyl-coated polyester, urethane and thermoplastics are also used to form ducting hoses. The PVC coated polyester hose material is lightweight and offers a high degree of compressibility, while urethane has excellent abrasion resistance and a good level of general chemical resistance. Thermoplastics are often picked for applications where strong resistance is needed to moisture, UV rays, chemicals and abrasions. There are also FDA-approved hoses made of food grade materials which are certified as safe for contact with food. Across this wide range of ducting material options, just about every application and setting is covered.
4” Dust Collection Hose
When it comes to settings such as workshops and industrial processes, dust control is extremely important. Dust is created in a huge variety of ways, such as through cutting and sanding. For instance, CNC routers will produce a lot of dust, and when you are talking about a computer-operated industrial-scale operation, this can result in an especially large quantity of dust particles. These particles can be extremely harmful to a person’s health, as well as impacting the quality and precision of the work being carried out, making dust collection a vital consideration. Using a 4” dust collection ducting hose is a good way to clear the dust quickly and efficiently to keep the air clean.
A dust collection hose will often be made from materials such as thermoplastics or urethane. Opting for these materials gives your ducting more durable walls, which can be important when transporting a solid particle like dust. Sometimes larger chips can also be involved in dust collection, and the chosen hose has to be able to handle the abrasion caused by these materials. Both thermoplastics and urethane will offer more wall strength than a material like PVC. In addition, while most duct hoses are corrugated, when it comes to dust collection it is often best to go for a hose with a smooth interior. This is because smaller dust particles can become caught in hose grooves and corrugations, causing problems over time.
The size of a dust collection hose is also important. Many ducting options are available in a wide range of inner diameter sizes. But in the case of the smaller diameter, such as a 4” hose, you will get a greater suction power, yet the hose size is small and it is easier to handle. A 4” hose will provide high-quality routing and a greater efficiency of transferring dust and other particles through the duct hose.
Welding is a high-skill process that includes using extreme heat (which can come in various forms) to fuse two objects together. Unsurprisingly, it can be very dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken. One of the main dangers involved is the level of noxious fumes and gases which can be released while welding. These toxic fumes have to be properly ventilated, and that is where ducting comes in. Some low-level welding process may only require opening doors, windows and vents, or using general extractor fans. But when you are working in a high-danger environment, the proper welding duct hose should be used. This is the most efficient precaution and can remove fumes in high volume.
It is important to use the correct ducting equipment, especially when you are working with toxic materials and high temperatures. For the removal of welding fumes, which can be very hot, it is necessary to use a duct hose that can handle extreme heat. The most heat-resistant ducting materials are aluminum and stainless steel, but other materials such as silicone, neoprene, acrylic and even PVC can offer higher than average heat resistance.
Another important factor in choosing a ducting hose for welding is to know what kind of materials you will be dealing with. This is because different materials will give off different fumes, and different ducting materials carry different levels of chemical resistance. You might be dealing with simple smoke extraction, or it might be something more harmful or corrosive. It is vital to ensure that the hose can handle the process. For instance, PVC has good chemical resistance, but might not be suited for dealing with a certain chemical or noxious fume type. In that case, some more resistant such as stainless steel might be necessary.