Thread Number: 13642
old Kirby hose on ebay (looks like 500 series) worth it?
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Post# 144774   7/26/2011 at 06:41 (4,601 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

I just bought a 510 which is in really nice shape, but the hose was "dried out" so they threw it away (kept the ends). There is a little bit of cloth left on the one and and it appears that it matches this hose on ebay. Now the question is, would this crack and fall apart if you were to use it(or even just wrap it in a coil?) Would you buy it, or bad idea? I would have to contact the seller to see what shipping would be to Canada.



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Post# 144775 , Reply# 1   7/26/2011 at 06:49 (4,601 days old) by KirbyLover (Louisville Kentucky )        

Hmm not sure if the seller will ship to Canada, period. Can't seem to have the option to ask him any questions.

If someone else is interested, go for it.


Post# 144776 , Reply# 2   7/26/2011 at 06:57 (4,601 days old) by aeoliandave (Stratford Ontario Canada)        

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Um, the seller is a Forum member here.

Mark E. Berger aka meba2233

Dave


Post# 144804 , Reply# 3   7/26/2011 at 11:31 (4,601 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

 

 

 

Interesting that the seller (meba2233, as Æoliandave has noted) says in the listing that the hose is a "brown" shade. When these hoses were new, they were dark gray with a lovely silvery sheen. Over the years, the color in them "morphs" to various hues due to exposure to sunlight (and, lesser so, to the dye color changing as well), but most often to a dark maroonish-gray color. I have several of these hoses but only a couple of them are still the correct color, and that's because they have been kept out of sunlight for most of their existence. See photo for a good example.

 

This particular style of hose, with the metal swiveling handle end and two rubber cuffs, came out on the 509 and was used through the 515. (The color and pattern were introduced with the 508, but the handle end had just a rubber cuff into which a short plastic tube extension was inserted.)


Post# 144806 , Reply# 4   7/26/2011 at 11:39 (4,601 days old) by normvac (COLUMBUS, OHIO)        
Charlie, is there a difference !!

In the Machine end connection between those model numbers that you mention above?
In terms of triping the safety switch for use? It seems to me that there is a
difference, but have forgotten, if so which one changed. Maybe not until the 516
came out, with the new hose and coupling on the machine end.
Thanks
Norm


Post# 144811 , Reply# 5   7/26/2011 at 11:58 (4,601 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

 

 

 

Norm, the safety switch was the same from the Model C (and R) through the 515. While the overall style of the machine-end hose coupler changed somewhat through those years, they are all interchangeable in terms of connection to the machine.

 

The safety switch (and, thus, hose coupler) changed with the Model 516, the all-new model with the streamlined motor housing and dark-red color for the attachments.

 




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