You can fix the broken nipple on the vacuum canister very easily. -Get a vacuum hose coupler of the correct size (for connecting 2 vacuum/washer hoses together). Look in the Help aisle at your local MurraysAutoPepOrileyZone. - Drill the broken nipple hole out so that you can just insert one end of the coupler into the hole. Most couplers have a raised area right in the middle, size your drill bit so that the raised area seats against the canister. -Epoxy the new "nipple" in place with a small amount of JB Weld. It helps to scuff the surface of the plastic with fine sandpaper. This gives the epoxy something to bite to. I've probably repaired +50 broken plastic vacuum nipples this way.