FLOODCHEK INDEX – GO GREEN
Number of washing machines in the U.S. : 100,000,000
Number of hot and cold water supply hoses for these washers : 200,000,000
Estimated property damage caused annually when these hoses fail : $200,000,000
Property damage caused annually when Floodchek washer hoses fail (3) : $0.00
Industry standard length of these hoses in feet : 5
Total length of these hoses in feet : 1,000,000,000
As measured in miles : 189,393
Number of times they would circle the earth at the equator : 7.61
As a fraction of the average distance to the moon : 4/5
Weight of a standard washing machine hose (less steel coupling) in ounces : 10.4
Weight of all washer hoses in the U.S. in tons : 65,000
Number of steel couplings on each end of these hoses : 400,000,000
Weight of one coupling : 1.1 oz
Total weight in tons : 13,750
Number of years a washing machine is designed to last : 10-12
Number of years most water supply hoses are designed to last (1) : 3-5
Number of years Floodchek washing machine hoses are designed to last : 20+
How often manufactures warn to replace them in years (2): 3-5
Estimated annual sales of replacement washing machine hoses : $120,000,000
Potential amount of “old” washer hose added to landfills annually in tons : 6,500
Potential amount of steel couplings added to U.S. landfills annually in tons : 1,375
Annual amount of damaged carpet, drywall and furniture sent to landfills in tons : n/a
Estimated insurance premium increases caused by washer hose failures : n/a
Amount levied against manufacturers regarding defective washer hoses : $75,000,000
Planned obsolescence in industrial design is the policy of deliberately planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it will become obsolete or nonfunctional after a certain period. For an industry, planned obsolescence stimulates demand by encouraging purchasers to buy sooner if they still want a functioning product.
Planned obsolescence has potential benefits for a producer because to obtain continuing use of the product the consumer is under pressure to purchase again, whether from the same manufacturer (a replacement part or a newer model), or from a competitor which might also rely on planned obsolescence.
There is however, the potential backlash of consumers who learn that the manufacturer invested money to make the product obsolete faster. Such consumers will turn to a producer that offers a more durable alternative.
THE ONLY WASHING MACHINE HOSE YOU WILL EVER NEED
Floodchek Washing Machine HosesFLOODCHEK Corporation is proud to present the finest washing machine hoses in the world. Developed with the sole purpose of preventing water damage caused every year by substandard, defective washing machine hoses. To purchase FLOODCHEK washing machine hoses (color coded red for hot and blue for cold, same construction) select your options below and click the Add To Cart button.
WASHING MACHINE HOSES WITH A STEAM DRYER INSTALLATION KITAs pictured, the complete installation kit includes:
- Two brass “gooseneck” or 45° hose adapters, each to be coupled to the hot and cold water supply valves.
- One brass hose splitter, or wye, to be coupled to the adapter on the cold water valve.
- One 5 or 7 foot pair of color coded (same construction) Floodchek washing machine hoses, for connecting the blue (cold) hose to one side of the hose splitter and the red (hot) hose to the adapter on the hot water inlet valve, then each to corresponding inlet valves on washer.
- One single blue Floodchek hose to be attached to other side of hose splitter on cold water supply valve, then to dryer.
Additional Hose for a Steam kitA single FLOODCHEK hose is being offered here, choose your size for your installation needs. In most cases a single hose is used as part of a steamkit for your dryer that comes with a steam feature. This hose is also know as a hose for a steam dryer and is used with our FLOODCHEK dryer steam kit.
Solid Brass Y Adapter Hose SplitterThis brass hose Y adapter converts a single hose outlet or hose spigot into two hose outlets also known as a "Wye" adapter or a brass two way connector. The hose bib valve has dual shut-off valves that allow for water flow control. With a swivel, it connects to a standard hose faucet and has leak-free ball valves. Durable solid brass construction ensures many years of dependable use. Features and Benefits
- Durable solid brass construction ensures many years of excellent use
- Has dual water flow control and shut-off valves
- Has leak-free ball valves
- A perfect complement to Floodchek hoses for steam kits
Gooseneck Brass Coupling 45° Adapters45° cast brass coupling adapters, used for washing machines with restricted side or rear clearance. These are also known as gooseneck brass coupling adapters and make for a perfect, clean installation behind any washer or dryer setup.
Washing Machine Washer Hose Gasket FittingFLOODCHEK Corporation is proud to present the best rubber washing machine hose gasket fittings. Custom manufactured specifically for replacing a leaking rubber washer O ring and or used washer gasket.
It is advised that if you replace your washing machine, to check closely for any damage to the washer gasket embedded in the washing machine hose itself. This is where most leaks disseminate from. Thus: replacing the washer gaskets when you remove your washing machine hose from the washer or dyer is your best peace of mind.These USA made rubber washer gaskets can also be used for your outside garden hose or any other hose of the same size. Developed with the sole purpose of preventing water damage caused every year by substandard, defective washing machine hoses and washer gaskets found within all other washing machine hoses sold in today's market place of planned obsolescence.