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Anyone know where a person can get 7” flex pipe from. Don’t need the end pieces but our flex pipe is worn out and broke. Manufacturer is outta this world for price they want like $600+ for a 32” long replacement section. To me it looks like exhaust flex off a semi. Found some on a website outta the states just wondering if anyone has replaced any and where they got it from.
 

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Hmmm.... did a search for grain vac hoses and this came up. Looking to replace the light flex hose on the end of our 1026B. I see the closest dealer in the above link is Grand Forks... anybody find anything reasonable in Manitoba short of the REM dealers?
 

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Call Setters in Russell MB. We got some nice light 4" stuff from them. I imagine it comes in biggers sizes as well. They had to order it, but it was only 2 days
 

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That looks like a good idea. Only problem we would run into is it would be like a solid pipe by the time we put 4 rolls of duct tape on it when they start to crack because I would still be too cheep to change the short piece of hose!!


I think the last piece of rubber hose we got from Minnagro out of Minnedosa, can't remember what we paid but it was better than the dealer. We also got the steel flex pipe there also, laughed about that because I bought a 12 foot piece for half the price my dad had paid for a 8 foot piece from the Rem dealer a few days before!
 

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Are they flexible enough to do a 180 and get right behind you at the door?

Anyone found any sources closer to the Morden/Winkler/Carman areas?
It will flex back to get near the door. It has 2 handles on it which makes it nice to handle and the straight pieces keep the flow up.
 

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The smooth inner hose sure is a lot quicker than a rippled inside. On our old vac, which was slow to begin with, was wayyyy slower with the rippled lighter hose but ti was also a lot nicer to use than the stiffer smooth walled hose.
 

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Am I reading correctly that you guys are dragging seven inch hoses around cleaning bin bottoms? Hokey smokes, even when I was younger the five inch plumbing mine runs is heavy enough full of grain lol.

Why do they need such large piping? Is that due to it being fan powered and not a roots blower like the older ones such as mine run? Is the larger diameter so it can get enough air? Or are they simply that large of capacity? Mine will push close to 4K bushels/hr in barley under idea conditions with the five inch pipes.
 

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They don’t have the suction a positive displacement blower does and need flow to make up for it. One pipe load out with these is super quick and make the old blowers look pathetic. Put 50ft of hose on and it flips back to the blowers making the fans look pathetic.
 

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Dragging around these big hoses isn't something you want to do all day long, especially if you are cleaning up a pile.
 

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I keep using the cleanup attachment more and more... I know it slows things down but it's a lot easier to handle.
 

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Albertabuck we just bought a used 2750 Rem grain vac that uses a 7 inch hose. When sucking straight out of a flat bottom bin with the 7 inch stainless flex hose it moves grain way faster than my 10 inch auger. I would like to buy a second stainless steel flex hose but am trying to find one that is under $750 or what ever Rem wants for it.
 

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So my search for the 2 end flex hoses led me to a bunch of posts for American products with dealers that wouldn't ship north. I tracked down a couple products from Flexaust who's distributor up here is Motion Canada ... 50 locations in Canada and I had good luck with Brandon.

I did check with Walinga and I was quoted $47/ft. for 25 ft. rolls. If you are familiar with grain vacs, there are typically 2 lengths of rubber hose used on the suction end, one light and very flexible at the end, the other quite heavy and only moderately flexible usually used 2nd in line. I was looking for the light/flexible end hose.

I've got prices on 2 products. The first one is a urethane hose probably better suited to the 2nd section, but more flexible than OEM. It's 7" x 25 ft Flx-thane HD clear heavy weight Urethane hose Item # 06106075 Flexaust at $29.199/ft.

The second option is very similar to the light flexible OEM hose (they say you can get it either black, like OEM , or clear, but for whatever reason only clear seemed to be available right now) . I think the #'s are a little f'd up on this one... I "think" the real item number is 3547070025 ( but they list it as 9999999) , it's 7" x 25' Flx-tube PU-60-HF Flexaust at $28.098 /ft.

Seem like good guys to deal with, but it had to be ordered in and took around 10 days.
 
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