The end of the hose that is the problem is the irregularly shaped hoover end-- something like a three leaf clover. That's why a flange to cover the irregularities is important. Once something can be attached and screwed in place (even if slight leakage) the adapters and reducers and such can make the connection to the bag at one end and a new hose at the other. I've thought of such things as port tubes for audio speakers sold to DIY builders (my hobby) as well. Nothing seems to suit.
And yes, the Stanley small "wall mount" canister vac has gone on deal for about $20. I think the Hoover will have better suction and allow a longer hose to be installed. I'm looking for a hose deal too. Hose for household sump pumps are cheapest but have no flexibility. It seems that the hose for routers is way overpriced.
Thanks for the reply.
Last edited by loninappleton; 04-19-2011 at 12:26 PM.