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How to repair a vacuum hose when it's split

In this article we are taking a look a how to repair a vacuum hose which has split open. It's not unusual for a vacuum hose to split just behind the hose handle as this is where a lot of strain is placed on the hose when vacuuming.  

Fortunately, it is easy to repair a vacuum hose with this problem and the hose will only be a few centimeters shorter once repaired. In some cases, you wont need any new parts to complete the repair, but if you do they are readily available and much cheaper than a new hose.

Ducted Vacuum Hose

A Standard ducted vacuum hose repair, that has split near the handle, takes a few simple steps.  
Firstly, cut the damaged piece of hose away. The easiest way to do this is to cut straight through the split to remove the handle from the end. Next, you need to remove the small piece of hose that is remaining in the handle. To do this you need to depress the tab that makes the locking ring grip onto the handle and secure the hose.

The hose should now come out of the handle and you can work on the next stage of the repair. Unfortunately, if this piece is glued onto the remaining hose, you can't use this, you will need to throw it away and get a new one, which you can buy on our website, to thread onto your hose. In some cases this part isn't glued and will simply thread off.

Lastly simply reassemble the hose. Start by placing the locking ring on, threading on your hose hull, which is a reverse thread. Once it's threaded on all the way, place you handle back over and clip it together.

That's it, your repair on your ducted vacuum hose is complete. Simple!!

You can find the parts required to repair your ducted vacuum hose in our hose spare parts category on our website or at our showroom in Melbourne.

Ducted Vacuum Switch Hose

ducted vacuum switch hose handle


The not so good news, is that this repair won't work on a ducted vacuum switch hose, which has a power switch on the handle. 
If you have this kind of hose, you will need to buy a new hose. 
You can see our range of ducted vacuum switch hoses, to suit all makes and models of ducted vacuum 


If you need help with this repair or any other type of ducted vacuum repair, please feel free to contact us for friendly expert advice.