Thread Number: 36273  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Your own attempts to fix an Elux leaky hose
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Post# 388981   3/24/2018 at 20:34 (261 days old) by quebecois (Waterloo, Canada)        

I'd be curious to know what you tried to stop your Elux leaking to get better succion, the pros and cons and how much satisfied you were about your fixing.

Personally, I used shipping tape from one end to the other and I finished both ends with a couple of turns of white duck tape.


-way better succion, feels almost like a new hose
-cheap fix
-material easy to source and to install


-hose is a lot less flexible than before
-don't know how durable it will be

Post# 389014 , Reply# 1   3/25/2018 at 11:05 (260 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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The old woven hoses are nice for show but for actually accomplishing its intended task, it's better to just hook up an OEM vinyl hose and get down to business.

Post# 389019 , Reply# 2   3/25/2018 at 11:59 (260 days old) by quebecois (Waterloo, Canada)        

You're totally right, but sometimes a 0.75$ fix is worth a try !

Post# 389035 , Reply# 3   3/25/2018 at 16:44 (260 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

If you don't care about stiffness.....I found a company online that sells clear, heat shrink tubing in long lengths that shrinks 50%. theory it would be large enough to fit over the ends and then shrink down over the hose. It's about $30 to do that length. I did the research, but to lazy to try it. Besides, I threw out my really nice looking Elux hoses....most of them.


There have been many posts on the pour method....almost to the point where it's become a mystical black art that only the 'special' can apply. Meh....I'd much rather attack the problem from the outside.



Post# 389038 , Reply# 4   3/25/2018 at 17:05 (260 days old) by quebecois (Waterloo, Canada)        

I thought about heat shrink but didn't go to the point of looking for something that big and that long ! THe price is a bit steep for what it is , though.

Post# 389042 , Reply# 5   3/25/2018 at 17:21 (260 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

Yeah, I shopped a few places...industrial sites. If there is a better buy out there, I couldn't find it. However, if you've bought heat shrink tubing in the past, that's not a bad price for the diameter/length involved.


A new Aerus hose is over $100USD. But now all the aftermarket hoses are coming from China and the quality throughout is dismal. Been threads about that and my own experiences. Cheap stuff.....buyer beware



Post# 389387 , Reply# 6   3/29/2018 at 13:50 (256 days old) by anthony (leeds uk)        
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and easy fix that works for me is to carefully wrap cling film around the hose. you get the suction back and you still see the hoses pattern

Post# 389404 , Reply# 7   3/29/2018 at 20:19 (256 days old) by quebecois (Waterloo, Canada)        


Yes, I thought about that method too, probably the cheapest way to fix it, and the hose probably didn't loose to much flexibility, didn't it ?

Post# 389410 , Reply# 8   3/29/2018 at 21:33 (256 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

That's an idea I hadn't thought of.....access to one of those hand machines that wraps construction material together; it's clear and the stuff is tough.



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