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All clear urethane 030 wall hose with a wire helix.
Ultra flexible hose
We rate this hose at Grade 4 only because it does not have a PVC abrasive resistant helix
TYPE N BLUE 045 WALL COMPARED TO TYPE F 045 WALL.

1.) SMOOTHER INTERIOR WALL
2.) SMALLER GAUGE WIRE CONSTRUCTION
3.) MORE FLEXIBLE, LIGHTER WEIGHT
4.) MORE TRANSLUCENT
5.) MOST POPULAR BLUE 045 WALL
6.) LOWER SHIPPING COST DUE TO BOX DIMENSIONS.

Please Note: Blue leaf Vac Hose is compressed for shipping purposes. We cut our hose 2" to 3" longer than the specified length. When you receive your hose please stretch the hose in the sun then let it rest for one hour. The end result will be that your hose length will be accurate.
TPU-Yellow Grade 3 has a .030 wall. This is a Urethane hose with external yellow helix for abrasion resistance. Most popular and recommended hose for home owner applications.

6", 7", 8" by 25ft. and 50ft. lengths ship via truck freight only. Please call for shipping quote.
Thermoplastic rubber with wire helix and a narrow black external wear strip. Minimal puncture resistance.
Only available in 6" ID and 12" ID from stock.
Other sizes available in 25 foot lengths only.
Municipal grade extra heavy duty 060 wall clear urethane hose. Only sold in 10", 12", 14", 16", AND 18" ID size. Only sold in 25 foot increments. Must ship via motor freight.
Stainless steel 9/16" Wide Band
STAINLESS STEEL VAC HOSE CONNECTOR
   
 




Identifying Your Current Leaf Vacuum Hose

The main difficulty in selecting a Leaf Vac Hose is determining if it is made of PVC,TPR or Urethane. Listed below is a simple test to solve this problem.
Locate a Medium ball point pen; avoid a fine point pen if possible. Attempt to pierce your old hose with the pen tip. An average man or woman will be able to pierce a hole in the PVC OR TPR hose with less than a 50% effort.

A Urethane hose is much tougher and most likely will not pierce unless you apply "Gorilla" strength to your arm when you insert the pen. A .030 Wall Urethane hose will leave a small pimple on the inside of the hose when you apply a 70% effort to the pen insertion process. A .045 wall Urethane hose will cause the pen to break or bend when applying 100% effort. Some Leaf Vac Hoses have an internal wire; some have a PVC external support. Most consumers find no significant advantage for either construction.

Leaf Vac Hose 101

TPR Hose = Thermoplastic Rubber. This is a Rubber Plastic Blend Hose that is the least expensive of all Leaf Vac Hose. When touched with your Thumb and Index finger it feels similar to a Heavy Duty Rubber Band. TPR has minimal Puncture resistance. It is always Black in color with a Yellow, Orange or Black PVC Helix Wire for construction.

Urethane .030 Wall = Considered the most popular hose used by Manufacturers of Leaf Collection Equipment. The color of the tube is either clear or all black. Construction may consist of a Wire or PVC Helix. The Most popular PVC Helix color is Yellow or Black, Green is a possibility. 030 and 045 wall can be easily determined if you use the “Ball Point Pen Test”

Urethane .045 Wall = This hose almost always has a Wire Helix Construction. The Tube color is Blue, Clear or Black. Hose is used on Municipality Grade Leaf Collection Equipment or is used by Landscapers who are looking for a Traditional Leaf Vacuum Hose that has high puncture resistant characteristics.

PVC = This style Leaf Vac hose is rarely used due to its inability to with stand punctures. The Hose is usually clear with a Black PVC Helix. If you attempt the “Ball Point Pen Test” you will find that it easy punctures.


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We hope this helps you understand Leaf Vac Hose choices.

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