We tested hide-a-hose.


  • convenient having the solution hose hiding inside vac hose


  • reduces cfm (airflow) about 15% per 50 feet.
  • cools off the water temps from wind chill factor of air rushing through hose
  • a permanent change that is hard to undo
  • can catch debris on hose
  • does not extend life of solution hose as we thought it would because solution hose fittings still take abuse.
  • makes it difficult to use end of vac hose to cuff along walls.

A smarter alternative is these durable rubber bands. I used them for years without any major problems…



Heavy Duty Hose Bands – Wanders Products




I’m really considering making a smaller size for portable users as they always seem to like strapping their hose together.