Basic Hoses for Your Central Vacuum

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Basic Hose Wall End

Made from the most durable, lightweight, crush-proof plastics and supported with a 3-year warranty.

The Wall End
All Basic Hoses have metal around the entire wall end or a complete ring of metal around the end. When the vacuum hose is inserted into the inlet, the suction automatically starts. For the added convenience of turning the suction on and off at the hose handle, we highly recommend upgrading to a low-voltage hose. The diameter of the hose end is just under 1-1/2 inches and there are adapters to fit non-standard vacuum inlet valves.

The Handle End
Basic Hoses do not have a traditional handle but rather an elongated and angled arm. They usually are friction fit and not locking. The connection end is 1-1/8 to 1-1/4 inch diameter. Again, we highly recommend upgrading to a low-voltage hose for a more comfortable grip, and better control (no kinks).

Basic Hoses for Your Central Vacuum
Basic Central Vacuum Hose
Part #302-30FTBH
The Basic Central Vacuum Hose is lightweight, crushproof, and can double as an extension for other hoses. Perfect for garage maintenance.
$71.00 - $110.00

Free Flow Pipe and Hose Maintenance Sheets
Part #520TP
Free Flow Central Vacuum Maintenance Sheets are the homeowner's choice for central vacuum system care. Clear debris from the pipes and freshen the whole system.

#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.