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Old 12-09-2017, 05:45 PM   #31
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DJP, agreed, comments on blockages are very real, and I think I've already identified where the blockages are going to be, so the small end of the nossle will be first to go, the hose is accessible from both sides with the assistant of a long broom handle. The other area that's likely to cause a blockage is where the hose goes into the cylinder, as the hole is only half the size of the hose, (assuming to create the cyclone effect). Like I said if it's no good it'll go in the bin.

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Old 12-10-2017, 04:08 AM   #32
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I have found that the best unblocking tool is what electricians use as a "snake" for pulling wires through conduit. This is a plastic strip available from hardware stores. The strip is actually used to join sheets of chipboard flooring and only cost a couple of bucks. Cheers, Peter

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:56 PM   #33
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My unblocking tool is whatever heavy bar of metal, that fit the hose, I have in reach. Gravity does the rest. Unless I am lazy and let the clog get so stuffed that the bar just compact it. But I learn fast.

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