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Where to buy Twinstar suction cup?

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Hi all,

I’m on my third Twinstar diffuser and the suction cup is now useless. Unfortunately the new diffusers don’t actually include a new suction cup, so now my diffuser is just flapping all over the place.

Anyone know where I can get one that’ll fit?

I have the M5 model Twinstar.

Thanks
 

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With suction cups they can be easily recovered by dropping them in a mug of boiling water for a couple of minutes, they have memory and will return to the original shape. This can be repeated many times.

No need to buy any more.
 

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With suction cups they can be easily recovered by dropping them in a mug of boiling water for a couple of minutes, they have memory and will return to the original shape. This can be repeated many times. No need to buy any more.

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on this particular suction cup - tried it 4 times now. The plastic has just hardened too much.

So I really do need to source a replacement somehow.

Anyone?
 

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Just get some of these:


Should work!

If the twinstar ones are the same as the chihiro ones these won’t be any good. You need the ones with a socket maybe eheim or similar ones would have the same sized socket
 

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If you can give the dimensions of the socket, I may have something suitable.
 
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If you can give the dimensions of the socket, I may have something suitable.
Thank you! Please see the image below. Looks like the 'disc' which slots into the diffuser is 6mm in diameter and about 1mm thick. I have looked all over but it's extremely hard to find / get enough info on sizes from websites.

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Thank you! Please see the image below. Looks like the 'disc' which slots into the diffuser is 6mm in diameter and about 1mm thick. I have looked all over but it's extremely hard to find / get enough info on sizes from websites.

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Ah ok, sorry I don’t have any like this, I thought it was more like the sort you get with lily pipes. I have a lot of those.

Have you tried those suction cups that have that sort of shape and a hook attached. They look very similar and easy to get hold of. You may need to trim it down in places and obviously remove the hook but it may do the job?
 

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Just had a search on eBay and came up with this. Worth a punt in my mind 2 quid is not too much to lose. I would buy them based on the suction size.

 

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