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I have the large Ridgid shop vac and it's a very good vac. I have had it for 8 or 10 years and it's been used a bunch. I am really getting my money's worth. My complaint and question is the hose. While it's tough and I think you would really have to try to damage it it's also not very flexible. I would like to have a more flexible hose and maybe a little longer. Thanks for any suggestions.

RIDGID 14 gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac-WD1450 - The Home Depot

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Any good builders supply should have a range of flexible hoses, but you need to ask because they arent big selling items. My builders yard has every size I need, in 50 metre rolls, but they are kept in a locked shipping container in the car park and you need the assistant to unlock it.
Or a large plumbing and pump supplier.
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I have the large Ridgid shop vac and it's a very good vac. I have had it for 8 or 10 years and it's been used a bunch. I am really getting my money's worth. My complaint and question is the hose. While it's tough and I think you would really have to try to damage it it's also not very flexible. I would like to have a more flexible hose and maybe a little longer. Thanks for any suggestions.

RIDGID 14 gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac-WD1450 - The Home Depot
you want tough and flexible...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Shop-Vac-12...t-Hose/1042233

comes in 8' too...
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you want tough and flexible...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Shop-Vac-12...t-Hose/1042233

comes in 8' too...
That costs 1/3 of the vac price. must be made in USA.
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That costs 1/3 of the vac price. must be made in USA.
Probably just priced in the USA. Profit margins for accessory items are generally 50-100 percent. Accessories often are the most profitable part of a manufacturer's business.
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the hose is quite similar to pool vac hose in construction and quality...
comes w/ a bunch of adapters...

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Probably just priced in the USA. Profit margins for accessory items are generally 50-100 percent. Accessories often are the most profitable part of a manufacturer's business.
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I have the new big Ridgid vac and the hose on it I about 8 foot long. Not very flexible but the vac will suck the chrome off a trailer hitch ball. The Shopvac accessories at Lowes fits it fine.

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you want tough and flexible...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Shop-Vac-12...t-Hose/1042233

comes in 8' too...
That hose is 1 1/2" diameter and mine is 2 1/2". What is that going to do to suction?

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Get on Amazon. They got em.

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