Earls Performance Plumbing stainless braided AUTO-FLEX hoses at a price competitive with the imports. Earls Auto-FlexTM HTE stainless braid-protected synthetic rubber hose is manufactured to our specifications in the U.S.A.
Earls Auto-Flex HTE hose features a recommended temperature range and maximum operating pressure equal to our premium quality Perform-O-Flex hose...at a much better price. A partial coverage textile inner braid is imbedded in the HTE liner during manufacture. The hose is finished with a full coverage stainless steel braid which is bonded to the reinforced HTE liner. Continuous use temperature rating is -40 to 300° F.
Auto-Flex hose is intended for use with Swivel-Seal, Auto-Fit and Auto-Mate hose ends only. No other Earls hose ends are intended for use with Auto-FlexTM hose. The use of other manufacturers hose ends is not recommended.
A Partial Coverage Textile Inner Braid is woven into the inner liner of high-temperature synthetic rubber. The timing of the braiding and the curing of the rubber during construction are the key to achieving the desired flexibility and mechanical bond between the braiding layers. Beware of cheaper hoses that do not have this critical mechanical bond.