Posted on by Sam Singh

A rare issue that some customers face is that over time the ends that fit into your SoClean 2 check valves may become stretched out. There are a few reasons this happened.

Why did this happen?

1) Over time, due to the type of rubber used in the original tube, it stretches. Think of a rubber band expanding over each use the elasticity does not always return to the original state. 

2) SoClean actually changed the check valve diameter at some point to double the original size. This resulted in only the newer version working. 

How to fix this problem?

1) You could replace the original vacuum tube with a new one made from silicone supplied by Profoam. This can be found in our store using the following link

2) Carefully, cut the expanded portion about 1-2" from the end to create a new unstretched insertion point. 

Be careful not to remove too much, and always use safety measures when cutting rubber using sharp tools. 

Our recommended solution?

We recommend that you utilize our silicone hose replacement to ensure that the hose will not become stretched regardless of which style check valve you use. 

A rare issue that some customers face is that over time the ends that fit into your SoClean 2 check valves may become stretched out. There are a few reasons this happened.

Why did this happen?

1) Over time, due to the type of rubber used in the original tube, it stretches. Think of a rubber band expanding over each use the elasticity does not always return to the original state. 

2) SoClean actually changed the check valve diameter at some point to double the original size. This resulted in only the newer version working. 

How to fix this problem?

1) You could replace the original vacuum tube with a new one made from silicone supplied by Profoam. This can be found in our store using the following link

2) Carefully, cut the expanded portion about 1-2" from the end to create a new unstretched insertion point. 

Be careful not to remove too much, and always use safety measures when cutting rubber using sharp tools. 

Our recommended solution?

We recommend that you utilize our silicone hose replacement to ensure that the hose will not become stretched regardless of which style check valve you use. 

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