The old hose was finished, though. It started cracking about 5 years ago. A certified replacement hose, at that time, was $60. Now it's more like $125. So, when it first started to go, I bought one made for another unit and close in size. $30. It attached it with some ugly tape. But this year the original hose had enough holes in it to serve as a sieve. So I cut if off the plug and then reattached the replacement with much nicer looking tape that you really can't even see and it looks way better and works fine.
So... it's not hot enough to turn it on but when it is, I'll be ready.
If I see a good one, at a good price, with the proper amperage (my electrical system is a bit delicate), I may go ahead and replace it. But it doesn't appear to be a have to now. Yeah!!
Zoey's not quite sure what to make of it so she's staying out on the terrace until things settle down.