Thread Number: 41888  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Preserving/protecting hoses
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Post# 442395   5/30/2021 at 10:46 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Just wondering does anyone have any tips on how to keep vinyl hoses supple and prevent cracking?

I know I've read in manuals that it is a good idea to remove the hose from wands/cleaner and store loosely coiled. Keeping the hose stored upright (such as on the wands/power nozzle in upright position) or with sharp bends puts stress on the hose which causes cracking.

Also obviously storing the hose in a climate controlled area away from extreme temperatures would help also.

Is there anything anyone puts on their hoses to keep from drying out or to rejuvenate them?

Post# 442398 , Reply# 1   5/30/2021 at 14:01 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Excellent post Cole

Post# 442413 , Reply# 2   5/30/2021 at 23:16 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Unfortunately, plastics degrade over time as the plasticizer either degrades or evaporates. Not a whole lot you can do about that. I mean, I suppose in theory there would be a way to put plasticizer back into something. Not sure.

Post# 442415 , Reply# 3   5/31/2021 at 02:18 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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Maybe a wipe down every 6 months to a year with a lightweight tire shine cleaner/ UV protector?

I've seen a lot of vacuum shops use wall mount garden hose hangers to store their hoses in a nice wide loop, not coiled, just draped over it.

I have a 1980's Hoover hose that for some reason has started to get a little bit sticky. I just got it so it's been from someone else's house, not from mine.

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