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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.