Hose sock was extremely difficult to install. There was 3 of us trying very hard to get it over the hose. We used the cardboard tube in the package and followed the directions but still came up about 7" short of covering the hose.
its a great product... but the installation tube is about a foot too short .... end result is it works fine but what a hassle getting the sock on the hose
The hose sock arrived exactly as described and on time. On its own, it probably deserves 5 stars. But I found the installation process -- especially getting all of it squeezed onto the cardboard tube -- to be difficult. I'm not a particularly strong person, and that part of getting the sock on the hose was an ordeal. There may be an easier way, and I hope MD can come up with it for the sake of future customers!
This would be great although the ties at each end dont hold so that little black bow slips and the fabric slips down the hose and there is no way to get it back.A small plastic zip-tie would work better to secure it. Secondly, it should be advised to keep a few extra inches of sock at the hose top when first moving the sock from the cardboard tube to your vacuum as it would alieviate the slippage noted previously. Instead I have 3 inches extra at the other end and the top at the handle has a slipping sock. Its too tight on the hose to move it once its on. Otherwise this is a great idea for keeping baseboards clean (bought it just after interior painting).
Very difficult to put onto hose.
Good product, but does not show wear well given it is prone to snags over time.
I didn't receive the application tube, but my son and I managed to get it on the hose anyhow. It's a nice protector for my furniture, I just wish they had a 35' sock.
I love my hose sock. The only thing I can say bad about it is it is way too long. My hose is 30ft long but I think the sock is about 40ft long. It was really easy to put on but the extra was a pain in the neck to get to go on the hose.
Tube is so large in diameter that pulling the hose sock over it is very difficult...my wife with arthritis could not do it at all.
You should sell the hose with the sock already on it. Also, it would be better if you had more selection on color...since gray looks so dirty.
This works very well to cushion my walls and furniture from the ribs of the hose. It was hard work getting all the sock onto the cardboard tube - why doesn't it come preloaded?? And I did have to cut the tube off when I got to the handle end. The instructions should probably tell you to start at that end first! (MD NOTES: Thanks for the tip. If the sock came preloaded it would loose it's elasticity.)
Sock arrived without the application tube. I had to "punt" and use something else. The sock itself works fine. MD NOTES: THIS WAS A ONE OF A KIND MISTAKE. THE PRODUCT WAS SENT TO US THAT WAY. WE SENT NEW PRODUCT OUT TO THE CUSTOMER.