Cylindrical, flexible tubing of varying length used to tie key components of blast cleaning and
spray application equipment together. Common types of hoses include: (1) air supply hoses (bull
hoses), which are used to feed air from the compressor to the blast pot or spray pot; (2) blast
hoses, which are thick, reinforced hoses that carry the air and abrasive mix from the blast pot to
the nozzle; (3) whip hoses, which are short, smaller diameter hoses sometimes used near the blast
nozzle or spray gun for better handling and flexibility; (4) control hoses, which are used to
control the air and abrasive flow from the blast pot; and (5) personal air hoses, which are used to
feed breathing air to the blasting hood.