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Eureka Hose
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Post# 462981   5/8/2023 at 11:05 (291 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I saw this listing on Ebay and have always been curious....why did Eureka make the hose end without a curve or without the top wand being curved? How are you supposed to vacuum the floor or carpet with a straight hose end?


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Post# 463021 , Reply# 1   5/8/2023 at 15:22 (291 days old) by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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I think it was done for the low end models, the curved piece would just snap onto the shorter piece. Just a way to make the low end model more affordable would be my guess.

Actually, like Kirby, I love that short straight end. It is perfect for cleaning the car or tight areas.

Post# 463023 , Reply# 2   5/8/2023 at 16:26 (290 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Whenever I have seen these hoses, I have never seen any curved part that snaps onto the hose. In the ebay listing, there is no curved section either.

Post# 463024 , Reply# 3   5/8/2023 at 16:27 (290 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I agree, the short straight end is good for above the floor cleaning, car interiors, etc. but no way would it be comfortable to use with it inserted into the straight wand for doing the floors & carpets.

Post# 463043 , Reply# 4   5/9/2023 at 05:46 (290 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Iíve always wondered about this too. Iíve only seen this short stubby handle on deep discount budget Princess models and on Eurekaís compact tub vac. And I canít believe that there was that big a savings in cost not to include a regular hose with a regular handle on the end. I mean just having the extra administrative and production and assembly line work to have a separate style of hose would surely cancel any savings?

It really is a mystery to meÖ. maybe a curved handle could be an optional attachment ordered after you got the cleaner?

Post# 463044 , Reply# 5   5/9/2023 at 08:03 (290 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        

EBay vac looks very nice and would be one of the last of this style.
This would have been a cost reduction for a basic model.As with cord length,handle grip,quality & quantity of attachments,trim & labels,etc features could be added or subtracted to meet a price point.Having the curved end snapped on the hose by customer was probably to allow a smaller box for easier shipping.The short end to have curved end added was not chrome and had a groove for lock ring on curved end.

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