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H-P Products, Hide a Hose Rapid Flex Hose, Deep Slate Blue, 40 feet, Part No. HS402124


H-P Products, Hide a Hose Rapid Flex Hose

Part No. HS402124

40 Feet


SKU: HS402124 Categories: , Brands: .


Hide a Hose Rapid Flex Hose

The Rapid Flex Hide-A-Hose is now a deeper slate blue color. Consumer polling revealed that this color is more popular with consumers and customers, especially over the previous bright blue color. Many dealers prefer the Rapid Flex Hide-A-Hose because it offers: • A larger 1⅜” diameter, which results in 25 to 30% better airflow. • Greater cleaning power, meaning a smaller unit can be used in some Hide-A-Hose installations. • More flexibility and faster retraction, since the hose is lighter, softer and each coil has a more rounded profile. • Easier installation since the hose can handle more turns, multiple planes and tighter spaces. • A popular new color! Because of the larger hose diameter, a hose sock can’t be used on the Rapid Flex hose. However, the Rapid Flex hose is more gentle on furnishings than a standard hose since the hose is softer, lighter and each coil has a more rounded profile. The new blue 40′ and 50′ Rapid Flex hoses are currently being shipped, and the new blue 30′ hoses will begin shipping as soon as current inventories are depleted. Please Note: Over time the Rapid Flex hose may stretch with use. This stretch is permanent and prevents the hose from retracting into the tube system. Hide-A-Hose is working on a permanent solution to correct this, but in the meantime they recommend the following. The fix for current installations: Simply remove the hose end, cut the excessive length and replace the hose end. The fix for new installations: You should plan the tube system to extend 10′ longer than the hose length. For example, if you are installing a 40′ hose, you’ll need to use 50′ of dedicated tubing.

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Right Type for the Right Job


  • Wider cleaning path
  • Better on carpet
  • More commonly has motorized brushbar
  • Longer power cord
  • With power cord and hose, longer reach
  • In bagged units, often have larger bags
  • Rarely has automatic power cord rewind
  • Harder to get around and under furniture
  • Have to move entire machine on each pass


  • Narrower cleaning path
  • Better on bare floors
  • Frequently have air-driven brushbar
  • Shorter power cord
  • Shorter reach
  • In bagged units, often have smaller bags
  • Often has automatic power cord rewind
  • Easier to get around and under furniture
  • Only have to move hose & nozzle on each pass

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