Basic Central Vacuum Hose

Basic Central Vacuum Hose
Basic Central Vacuum Hose

Basic Vacuuming at its Best

The Basic Central Vacuum Hose is a tremendous value. In the past, central vacuum hoses were not as smooth on the interior and had narrower diameters. That equates to less suction going through the hose and more time spent vacuuming. All that has changed. A new central vac hose delivers a lot more suction, making the home cleaner and vacuuming faster. Replace your basic hose with the new Basic Hose and gain the upper hand in your chores. The Basic Hose features:

  • Crushproof, Pliable Hose Protects Home
  • Lightweight, Easy to Use & Store
  • 27% More Air Flow Over Older Hoses*
  • Metal Hose End
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Fits 1-7/16" to 1-1/2" Diameter Inlets
  • 30-Day Complete Satisfaction Guarantee

Having a functioning central vacuum is a necessity, and having one that is more convenient is a real bonus. Consider upgrading to the Low Voltage Hose (the low voltage hose has features that take the frustration out of dealing with a long hose such as fewer kinks, a handle, air flow adjustability, and a switch to conveniently turn the suction on and off).

*After 2004 the interior of the hose increased to 1-3/8" diameter and was made smoother for maximum performance.

Basic Hoses for odd-shaped valves

All accessories are compatible with the Basic central vacuum hose. Accessories, wands, and brushes sold separately.

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$71.00 Part #301
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Free Flow Pipe and Hose Maintenance Sheets

Free Flow Pipe and Hose Maintenance Sheets

Free Flow Central Vacuum Maintenance Sheets are the homeowner's choice for central vacuum system care, no matter the make, model or year! Simply vacuum a sheet or two directly through the hose at each vacuum wall inlet. Each container contains 25 sheets which travel through the hose and pipes and stay in the main unit. Everything is cleaner, air is flowing faster, and the system smells fresh!

Benefits of Using Free Flow Sheets
Your central vacuum system is a major built-in appliance with long pipe runs that would be very difficult to replace if damaged. It is essential to take care of them even if they have never been serviced. The average home has over 1000 feet of pipe throughout the walls, attic, basement, and soffits. Free Flow is the quick and powerful way to keep your system clean and maintained.

What Do Free Flow Sheets Actually Do?
When suctioned through the hose end according to the directions, Free Flow Sheets clear the inside of the hose and pipes as they travel to the vacuum unit. Their volume and speed force larger objects such as pens, batteries, match box cars, rocks, hair-fuzz balls, jewelry, and sticks to the main vacuum unit. Free Flow Sheets are the perfect balance of density and moisture. As they travel they are also wiping the surfaces. The powerfully pleasant scent leaves the entire system smelling clean and fresh including the exhaust of the main unit because the sheets simply remains there.

Do they ever clog your pipes?
If your system is developing a tough clog, this product should push it all through, but there is a chance it could get stopped up even more. However, that may not be a bad thing as sometimes clogging the pipe can help the vacuum build pressure to force the difficult mess through. If it can't push it through then the clog was bound to be a problem anyhow, yet we have methods in our trouble shooting guide for resolving it.

Product Change
First quarter 2015 the product was changed from Tornado Power Maintenance Cloths to Free Flow Maintenance Sheets. They are essentially the same product.

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$20.00 Part #520TP
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#1 Issue of Central Vacs
With the number one complaint about central vacuums being the central vac hose, what can we do to help the situation? To start, how many hoses out there are over 10 years old? Way to many! Over the years certain hoses can get rigid, and those are no fun to work with. Besides how rough they are on furniture and the corners of your walls, they are a pain to manage. Want to stop the frustrations? Then the time has come to think about getting a new central vacuum hose. A brand new basic vacuum hose is soft and lightweight yet all the while very durable. With a new hose you'll wonder why you didn't get it sooner.

The Right Hose Waits for You
Take a moment to look at any compatibility notes in central vacuum parts, under your brand, then under hoses. Nearly all systems ever installed will work directly with the basic hose and with so many hose lengths available, you can maximize your cleaning. A fifty foot hose will go incredibly far, even to driveways and porches. Your central vacuum can pick up a lot of things so why not use it for the job? Remember that the tightest turn in the system is right at the wall so if something too long gets in the hose it will get stuck right there where it is easy to retrieve. Besides the long hose, there is also a 25 foot one available. This will be great to use in high-traffic areas that need more than the once a week sweep. A shorter hose is easier to handle and store, and it will actually have more suction for deeper faster cleaning.

Save Money or Gain Convenience
Taking a look at the customer reviews, you will see that only real drawback to a basic hose is the lack of a swivel at the handle end. That means the hose will want to kink as you pull it straight and you'll have to physically spin the handle as the hose unwinds. That means you'll have to disconnect from the vacuum wands at times, spin the hose, and then reconnect. If that is a deal breaker for you consider upgrading the basic hose to the low voltage hose for just a bit more money. It can make a world of a difference. Wherever the basic hose is used the low voltage hose can always be used in its place.

More Options
There are other useful hoses such as the Stretch Hose and Extension Hose, that fit all systems, and they are on the central vacuum hose page. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call one of our dealers or us directly. Let's be sure you get the parts you need and understand your options.