, indeed. These pumps are like a big dog that drools and sheds all the time. Once you make accommodations, you just get back to loving the dog.
I run paper toweling down the suction hose as I pull it out. Then the pump goes into a plastic shopping
bag, until it is emptied. Double-bagged in a larger trash bag, with the oily paper towel in there to absorb whatever else happens.
If you treat it like radioactive hazmat, always use paper towels generously, always bag and double bag, AND stow the bagged empty pump in the original box so as to contain that flogging hose while it tries to oil
I still think the fuss is well worthwhile, because the damned thing works so well compared to any other option. And unlike rebuilding the head
, this one can't give you anything antibiotics won't cure.