09/26/14 – The Vaux is now eight years old. Washing machine hoses, as originally installed, have a finite lifetime averaging 3-5 years. Should a hose fail in your condo, the resulting damage could well be extensive and very expensive, potentially involving liability to other owners. CMI advises replacement with FloodChek or braided-steel hoses. D&F plumbing, which often works @ The Vaux, can order the parts and do the work.