Originally Posted by DeepFrz
Have you checked out Trident? I don't know if it is any more flexible than what you have but it is kind of the Gold Standard of sanitation hose.
Trident Marine: Sanitation Hose
Thanks DeepFrz, great suggestion. I found some Trident "Green Stripe" locally and it's a little more flexible and easier to work with than the Shields. Unfortunately, it will not fit throught a tight spot that I need it to. It is a little bit bigger than the Shields - just enough to make a difference. I may end up re-routing the plumbing
in which case I'll use the Trident.
Originally Posted by captain465
Almost any sanitation hose will require being "softened" by heating
. I usually boil water
and dip the end of the hose in until it becomes very pliable. Then it will push onto the barbs of the fitting, and when it cools, will almost not require any clamps.(It is wise to use clamps anyway, LOL) When the hose cools it will conform to the fitting. Down side is that if you ever have to disassemble the joint, you will have to slit the hose where it covers the fitting.
Thanks, Cap - very helpful. Some of the hose is in place so I can't dip it in water, but I used a hair dryer to warm it up and it went together easier. The rest I used the hot water thing and it worked great.