Re: Cleaning and Hose life?
I have a rather unique way of cleaning my hose. Since I have a home brewery, my beer lines needed to be cleaned often. So I have a line brush which is about 4 feet long and fits perfectly inside my hookah hoses. Run it thru ( DRY ) a few times from both ends, then blow it out good. You will be surprised how much crap you will knock loose with this method.
I won't post the link to the sites that sell these (cuz it would be spamming) but do a google search on "Nylon Hose Brush" and you will probably find lots of them. They usually come in 3/16 and 3/8 inch diameters.