Originally Posted by cardude01
My Ac hoses look a little suspect. How often should they be replaced?
When they look suspect.
It does depend on the type of hose and conditions it is in.
My reinforced vinyl hoses (2-20 years old) had to be cut off the barbs....the hose clamps crumpled in some cases, no leaks....so much for the hose clamp cops.
I would be worried as much about chafe and holing them...or because they become hard with age, maybe brittle and could split. Especially if they are near a heat source.
But a good visual inspection and tugging will tell a lot.
I was worried as much about the older AC units as I was about the inexpensive tubing.