Trac Vac hose repair

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mack77, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Mack77

    Mack77 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 208

    Hey guys...

    I have a trac vac that mounts to the rear of my Z, no mechanical problems at all with the unit. The only problem is that the hose that runs from the blower to the collection area has two small holes. (Possibly from sticks or rocks puncturing the plastic) Small in size, the largest about the size of a dime, if that. When the unit is turned on, debris shoots out from these holes. I have used duct tape to 'patch' these, however it does not seem to work well.

    Is there any better way to patch up these holes in the trac vac hose besides duct tape?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    before you put the tape on put some silicone in and around the hole. or you can measure the outside diameter of the hose. then buy a fernco clamp at a plumbing supply house. either slip it over or split it to get it on. still put silicone on and around the hole.
     
  3. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    Or maybe some black RTV Butyl, I think is what it is called. RTV is a really tough "rubber" compound with excellent adhesive properties in most applications.
     

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