Let's clarify it. Usually the wand will slide past the bleeder ring, that is why the 2" measurement it from the two electric connection holes to the button lock on the metal tube on the hose handle. Take a look at the photo on the left side to see a ruler showing the measurement http://builtinvacuum.com/hoses/electrichoses.html
. You need two inches like this for the wand to work with your handle.