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Four Uses For Heavy Duty Air Tool Hose That You Didn't Expect

Heavy duty air tool hose is usually used with large air compressors in a factory setting. However, there are many things you can do with these large, thick rubber hoses that you might not have expected to ever hear about. The uses are somewhat unusual, and even unconventional, but if you ever need to use hoses in the following ways, you know that it is possible.

Underwater Breathing Tube to the Surface

Cut a piece of this rubber tubing; insert a large plastic straw through one end; and place it in your mouth. Sink under the water in a lake or slow-moving river (or even a pool), and use the tube to breathe air from the surface. You can use this as a means to take a breath; hold it; move underwater; and then take another breath when you need it. Just be sure to blow hard through the tube when you reach the surface, or you will be taking in a breath of water instead!

Tracheotomy Tube

It is unlikely that you would ever perform a tracheotomy, unless a medical professional talks you through it over the phone. However, these rubber tubes are ideal for such an operation, as they have a wide enough opening for the person to get enough air through. If you ever have to do this, or you are a doctor trying to find substitute medical supplies, these air hoses are perfect. 

Collapsed Lung Ventilator

You can build an artificial collapsed lung ventilator using these hoses. You would need a cork plug, two bottles of a clear alcohol product, like vodka, and enough of this tubing to make the device. As a doctor, you could figure out the process rather quickly, but you would need to read up on the device long before you need to create one.

Substitute Hoses for Fluid in a Vehicle

Radiator hoses and other fluid hoses in a vehicle often split under constant heat and pressure. These industrial air hoses do not. It takes them much longer to split, as that is part of their design. Ergo, if you were in a tight pinch to fix hoses in your vehicle, you could use these air hoses in place of the ones in your engine. Just be sure to secure the ends of the industrial hoses to the parts of the engine where the previous hoses were clamped down. Otherwise, these hoses could pop off, and you would be in the same boat that you were in when the original hoses in your engine failed.