When you guys say "holes in the hose", are we talking needle pokes or something larger?
I used a small finishing brad and a lighter. Melted the holes in. I found that having several
brads and a pair of needle nose pliers worked best for me. Heat the brad and push through
the wall of the hose. What I did was angle the holes in the direction of flow so that it had
less of a chance of spraying. Plus use a new brad for each hole. Trying to reuse the same
one embedded soot into the hose. Not worried about it yet but it doesn't look pretty.