Scrambler82
One of my problems I have been thinking on is the Gas Hose for my Gas Forge and dropping  HOT piece of steel on it... Wham-Bam a major torch flipping around the work shop !

I was going to buy a S/S Braided Hose but that would not fully protect the hose from a hot piece of steel, also thought about running the Hose up in the air some, that would help but then you are limited to where the Forge can go.

Both thoughts, although good enough, never filled the bill in my mind, so to speak.

I purchased some Tongs from "Blacksmith Tool Shed" on eBay.  the Guy was very easy to talk to, had some suggestions and good pricing.  When he found out I was just starting out he asked if he could answer any question, which of course I had none because... I really didn't know if I had any !    

One of his suggestions, which I found to hit the nail on the head... was covering the gas hose; no matter how you hang the hose, no matter what the outside covering, his suggestion protects the hose.

He suggestion was, "Run the closest six to ten feet of the gas-hose, inside of a metal electrical conduit"... WOW... light bulb went off...  exactly what I needed to protect the hose from hot steel.
The electrical Conduit is light, thin walled but sturdy, and would have enough protection for the hose if you dropped a piece of either Hot or Cold Steel.

OK, another problem solved, and I thought it was a great idea the guy suggested, also thought it wouldn't hurt posting something about the Gas Hose Protection and this Guy's Site.  A good Shop, good prices, good communications, good tools.
Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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GrumpyBiker
Do you have a photo of your set up?
Seems like a lot of effort to go to if it’s not essential.
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jmccustomknives
Yeah, some metal conduit would work well if your hose is where that could happen.  Or one could just use copper lines and ditch rubber hoses all together.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Scrambler82
I do not have picture of the Forge setup yet !

I will see what I can do !

The Copper Line works too, a good idea !

At this time I have the conduit, and will be purchasing the Hose from Amazon soon; it's on the list !


Do It Right The First Time !
GrevB
Location: SoCal, USA
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