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post #1 of 6 Old 06-03-2019, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Want to buy 8" leaf vac hose

Probably a long shot but I'd like to buy about 30ft. of 8" i.d. flexible hose for a leaf vacuum.
Or...would anyone know if 6" corrugated drain pipe would work, reduced down?
Leaves I have to get up in the Fall always end up under overhang sheds, and I recently got a lawn vac, only a 10ft hose and adapter for a mower discharge port.


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Re: Want to buy 8" leaf vac hose

Last year I bought a section of hose from this company: https://www.universalhoseandfittings...ory_s/1833.htm for my Trac-Vac. They had the best price I could find for 8" hose, and had free shipping. They are located in Farmersville, VA - depending on where that is in relation to you, you might find an even better deal for pick-up.


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Re: Want to buy 8" leaf vac hose

I believe corrugated drain pipe isn't smooth on the inside (which the hoses for these systems, like that pictured in post #2 are), so it will be very prone to clogging, both because it's smaller, but also because all those edges will catch every twig & branch you happen to gather with it, and then leaves & grass build up on the branches.

It sucks clearing a plugged hose, when the hose is really long, really stiff, and you can't see where it's plugged (ie, the hose is solid black).

Find a source for a good hose, they are available in multiple grades (how strong they are). And make/buy a good pickup tube with a handle, so you don't have to bend over to vacuum up the leaves.
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Re: Want to buy 8" leaf vac hose

Think twice about getting a 30' hose. Not only do they clog, they become very heavy after about 15 minutes of use. I have a 16' hose that becomes quite unwieldy. It also gets under the wheels of the vacuum if you're not careful.

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Re: Want to buy 8" leaf vac hose

Thanks. Mine has the mower to vacuum hose like in the picture, I was hoping for a longer one. I'll try that company.
Looks like it will have to be the right hose to work properly.

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Last year I bought a section of hose from this company: https://www.universalhoseandfittings...ory_s/1833.htm for my Trac-Vac. They had the best price I could find for 8" hose, and had free shipping. They are located in Farmersville, VA - depending on where that is in relation to you, you might find an even better deal for pick-up.



Just looked them up, Farmville is only about an hour away.

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