Measuring a Layflat Discharge Hose

Measuring a Layflat Discharge Hose

Knowing the size of your hose is critical to the success of any project, and layflat discharge hose is flat when rolled up, making it challenging to know its true size. The inside diameter of a hose is what typically determines its size.

The most accurate method to measure any water pump discharge hose is when the hose is in its fully open position, you then simply measure the length of the open hose across the interior to find its true length; but, you can also find its size by the width of the hose, it will just require some simple conversions. 

Below is a chart that illustrates the proper conversions for a layflat discharge hose when measuring it by its width. The dimensions are for general reference and may have been rounded slightly.


Remember to double check your measurements when measuring the size of your hose. An incorrect number could lead you astray when buying camlocks and clamps for your project.

We recommend blue discharge hose for irrigation, construction, and pool drainage; while red layflat hose for more heavy duty industrial and agricultural applications like emptying a pool, high pressure water discharge, and other heavy duty tasks. We are sure that both will be hoses you can rely on whatever your applications may be. If you have further questions please reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Factory Direct Hose.  

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