Flex tube repair Red Max blower

Richie F

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I have a Red Max EBZ 7150 and the plastic flex pipe has cracked causing an air leak.
Has anyone found a DIY repair for this (other than duct tape) or another pipe that is more flexible ?
Thanks.
 

Richie F

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I have a Red Max 7150 and the flex tube has sprung an air leak.
Is there a DIY repair for this other than duct tape ?
Or is there another brand blower with a more forgiving flex pipe ?
Thanks.

P.S. New to this site sorry for the double post on this question.
Can't see where to erase this post.
 
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Darryl G

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I have a Red Max 7150 and the flex tube has sprung an air leak.
Is there a DIY repair for this other than duct tape ?
Or is there another brand blower with a more forgiving flex pipe ?
Thanks.

P.S. New to this site sorry for the double post on this question.
Can't see where to erase this post.
There's a Report feature on the lower left of posts. You can report it to an admin/moderator and ask that it be deleted. I won't be hurt if this reply gets deleted. :)
 

Darryl G

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You can try "Goop" adhesive, Shoe Goo or tent seam sealer. But I fear that even though they're flexible it will fail on something that is constantly flexing. It all depends on what type of failure you've had and exactly where.
 

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There's a Report feature on the lower left of posts. You can report it to an admin/moderator and ask that it be deleted. I won't be hurt if this reply gets deleted. :)
OK thanks. Now I know what to do to delete something if I have to.
 

Richie F

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I did some research and bought silicone tape.
Cleaned the area with Acetone where the flex pipe had cracked open and used the tape over that area.
To made a complete bond the tape has to set for 24 hours.
Let's see what happens.

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Richie F

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Here is a picture of where the flex tube failed.
It's on the outer /upper side of the flex joint.
It is wrapped with the Silicone tape already.
I believe it failed do to work hardening that area.
I outlined it in masking tape.
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