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A mate bought a cheap 10m hose and it was hard and brittle. His hose is fubared now with a load of kinks in it. Better to get the hydraulic style hose. Flexible yet tough
 

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Do yourself a favour and get yourself a decent hose - thon we twisty thing would do your head in.

I have the same unit and got a decent length hose off @Cleantec


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I bought one of these 30m “heavy duty” extension hoses 5 months ago or so and always rolled it up etc after use , it split today halfway along (about 1cm split).
Rang Cleantec to ask if this was normal and he replied “it’s just rubber mate, what do you expect me to do about it”. When I asked that it was supposed to be heavy duty (I’m a casual 1/2 washes a week user) he said it “could have been pulled over a wee stone”

Not very happy with the customer service or their products and also will not be buying anymore from them.
Especially since my original Karcher 15m hose has lasted over 5 years and I just wanted a longer one
 

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I bought one of these 30m “heavy duty” extension hoses 5 months ago or so and always rolled it up etc after use , it split today halfway along (about 1cm split).
Rang Cleantec to ask if this was normal and he replied “it’s just rubber mate, what do you expect me to do about it”. When I asked that it was supposed to be heavy duty (I’m a casual 1/2 washes a week user) he said it “could have been pulled over a wee stone”

Not very happy with the customer service or their products and also will not be buying anymore from them.
Especially since my original Karcher 15m hose has lasted over 5 years and I just wanted a longer one


Unfortunate mate - take it to a local hydraulic place cut the damaged piece out and join it?

I have mine from CleanTec for the past 2 years and its still as good as new. Used appro. 2 - 3 times a week and most times 3 cars at a time.
 

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Unfortunate mate - take it to a local hydraulic place cut the damaged piece out and join it?

I have mine from CleanTec for the past 2 years and its still as good as new. Used appro. 2 - 3 times a week and most times 3 cars at a time.

Just where the split is there’s a small bulge, have sent an email to them politely asking for a replacement ,
It was never “dragged over stones” and always rolled up after use etc- for a “heavy duty” wire-bound hose id not expect it to split with normal use in a few months...
 

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Have my 10m one the guts of 6 years and it's still 100%. Are you running through all the water the after each use? Could have split with the frost?
 

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Have my 10m one the guts of 6 years and it's still 100%. Are you running through all the water the after each use? Could have split with the frost?

Yea been doing that, always roll it up and hang up in shed after too.

After emailing them they said they will repair it but will have to pay the cost, suppose still cheaper than new 30m one
 

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That hose above looks like a cheaper glossy rubber one. The ones I’ve had from cleantec almost have like a felt sheathing over it with writing over it. Tbh you’d be hard pushed to cut it with a knife tbh. Mine gets dragged over a jagged brick wall and it’s still perfect. Used 3-4 times a week.
something not right there, maybe they sent you a cheap one instead of the one you
thought you got?
anyways ****ty customer service from @Cleantec
 

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That hose above looks like a cheaper glossy rubber one. The ones I’ve had from cleantec almost have like a felt sheathing over it with writing over it. Tbh you’d be hard pushed to cut it with a knife tbh. Mine gets dragged over a jagged brick wall and it’s still perfect. Used 3-4 times a week.
something not right there, maybe they sent you a cheap one instead of the one you
thought you got?
anyways ****ty customer service from @Cleantec

Yea it’s suooosed to be heavy duty, sold as more so than standard Karcher hose etc...

So to be told it’s been dragged over a stone to cut a 1cm split is strange.

This 30m one certainly wasn’t cheap tho lol
Looks like will be a long drive to Omagh and wait on it being repaired somehow.
@Snoopcousins does yours have that felt type wrapping on it? That’s mine from cleantec.

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No mine is basically just black ....no writing

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I know nothing about hoses and repairs - if I can be pointed to somewhere closer to Belfast ?
If your near mallusk beside nk coatings on trench road there is hydraulic place. Used to be power plant hoses maybe a1 hoses now

Made me anything for my car brake hoses and pipes etc and do pressure washer fittings etc. Should fix while you wait to
 

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I bought a K3 there, whats the craic with the hard plasticy hose on them? Its meant to be 6m but its so coiled up you get about 2m and if I try to pull it to straighten it out it just drags the washer across the ground. Seems like cheap dirt, not sure I could be dealing with that for too long
 

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I bought a K3 there, whats the craic with the hard plasticy hose on them? Its meant to be 6m but its so coiled up you get about 2m and if I try to pull it to straighten it out it just drags the washer across the ground. Seems like cheap dirt, not sure I could be dealing with that for too long

Swap it out for a decent steel braided one from the likes of Cleantec in Omagh. Might cost you £40/50 but you won't regret it. I put a 15m Cleantec one on my Nilfisk and it's a great improvement, never kinks, rarely even twists and the extra length means it's easier to wash the car.
 

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I bought a K3 there, whats the craic with the hard plasticy hose on them? Its meant to be 6m but its so coiled up you get about 2m and if I try to pull it to straighten it out it just drags the washer across the ground. Seems like cheap dirt, not sure I could be dealing with that for too long

I wouldn’t touch Cleantec tbh but that’s just imo…

These hoses are supposed to be amazing and way more flexible …and more reasonably priced
 

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Cheers fellas, the rubber ones look alot better. Can't believe they provide the plastic one but then the washer was only £89 so I suppose you can't expect a 40 quid hose on it
 
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