The hose at the output of my hot water tank failed. This is the third time this hose gave me trouble. It always happened when we were away from home. The first time was an improperly installed crimp ring at the indeed end that came lose and brought a flash flood in the bathroom. I replaced it with a worm gear type hose clamp from the campground store and moved on. The 2nd time was the output end crimp ring that came loose. It happened in the middle of the night. It was barely assessible with small hand and tools. We were lucky to be 15 min. away from a Walmart where I could get a small rachet and repaired with a hose clamp again.
This time it also happened near midnight. We were supposed to come home the next morning. Since we have to shut down the water system, we settled with cold water from the outside tap to wash up in the morning.
Sorry about the long-winded introduction!
The hose I took out says Valterra P/N W01-2105NSF 1/2" I.D. REINFORCED HOSE FOR POTABLE WATER 150 P.S.I. MAX WORKING PRESSURE NSF/ANSI 61 IAPMO TS 25.
I googled and found one site says this no. is a part of a pump kit. Another sells by the foot but states "FOR COLD WATER ONLY"
My question is if I replace the hose with the exact replacement, am I putting in a ticking time bomb?
I'll check out the local hardware store tomorrow to see if I can get a similar one that allow for hot water use. In the meantime, I would like to hear from some expert advice on here.
Thanks in advance!