Thanks for your ultra-quick answer. So, no easy-on-and-off replacement. Rats.
I was thinking that if the steel sheath is kinked, then the underlying rubber hose would be too since the steel would be holding it bent in place, yes?
I can check for subtle leaks easily enough by dunking it in water, but even if no leaks now, it seems like it's only a matter of time until a leak develops. I'd be afraid it would start leaking while the stove is in use, an experience I'd just as soon miss. I wonder if that hose is a standard size that I could replace from an auto parts store or something.
Well, maybe I'll use my Xpedition as a parts stove for my Xtreme or something.
Thanks for your help,