Mini Hand Turbin
My dealer gave me this website to check out accessories. I have a new central vaccuum system with a 42 foot hose. I purchased this system partly because I have over a dozen cats and dogs and needed a powerful unit to pick up hair and litter, and to remove hair from furniture. I have a "Turbo-Paw" that came with a Eureka canister vac that fits the central vaccuum hose but the brush will not turn. I'm a little hesitant to purchase either this or the RugRat as I'm afraid my hose is so long that I don't have enough air pressure to turn it. What is your opinion about hose length with air driven attachments? Also, I can feel air leakage where the metal hand wand is permanently attached to the hose. Should that be? Thank you. Phyllis, Greenville, SC
First, your 42 foot hose should have little to no adverse effect on your tools, because there are already 10s, if not 100s, of feet of pipe in your home. Also, the Rugrat is powered more by the suction of your system instead of the airflow of you system, and suction is less effected by length traveled. A leak from a permanently attached area of the hose should only be from the Bleeder Valve located near your handle. If you do not have a bleeder valve, and the hose is leaking air, you may need a replacement. This type of problem is easiest to troubleshoot over the phone. You can call our toll free number if you'd like. Have you hose ready.One last thing to consider is an electric power head. When it comes to pets, we always recommend an electric brush like Stealth, EdgeLift or Blackhawk. They are the very best for picking up hair.