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40ft Hose by Two 20ft

If I need two 20ft. hoses, could I cut one 40ft. hose and add hose ends? Do you sell the ends? Mike in Tempe

Answer:
Hello Mike, the only hose you can do that with is the Basic Hose and you can find the hose coupler in the Parts/Hose Parts section under Products.

AirFlo Compatible?

I have an 11 year old Air - Flo system and want to purchase the Quick Clean Kit, is it compatible? I would like to buy replacement paper bags for the unit. Which ones would I buy?

Answer:
Hi, yes the Quick Clean Kit fits right in and work with all AirFlo Systems. The bags you need are right here too http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=720H-5,710Q

Beam Compatible?

I have the Beam vacuum cleaner system does it fit this power outlet?

Answer:
Yes, the Quick Clean Kit fits perfectly into all Beam Central Vacuum System wall vacuum inlets.

Beater Brush?

Thanks for the info on the Electrolux compatibility. I was wondering if you might sell a "quick clean" hose (of short length, any brand) that would have a beater brush on it. I could install the appropriate inlet in my mud room area and splice it into my electrolux pipes and electricity in the basement for that and only use it there. I installed my central vac when I built the house and I would imagine that the 110 volts would work for any brand. The idea of vacuuming up the dirt as it enters the house will keep it from spreading. I would appreciate any ideas! Thanks, Dana

Answer:
Hello Dana, great ideas and all very doable. T into the existing pipe and low voltage wire bringing it to a SuperValve and then tie it into electrical as well. Then you can use the EdgeLift or Stealth (with correct extension wands) and a short electrical hose. We sell 15ft versions and a 30ft that comes apart at 20ft. It would be best if you'd call us for details and help deciding the best route to go on the hose, etc.

Brand Compatibility

I have an older VacuMaid unit (D110). Will this fit the outlets? Thanks.

Answer:
The hose will fit any inlet 1.5" in diameter opening for the hose.

Broan Compatible?

We have Broan Central Cleaning System. Model #CV30, Volts - 120, Hz - 60, Amps - 11.0. Previous owner did not leave us any hoses nor any attachments. Will Quick Clean Kit fit our system? Sincerely, Vaida, Palos Park, IL

Answer:
Hello Vailda, the Quick Clean Kit will fit and if you have inlet faceplates that are square or wider than tall you will also need this part http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=300NMCA. It is pushed on to the wall end of the Stretch Hose.

Budd Compatible?

I have a Budd vacuum. Will the quick clean kit work with that brand

Answer:
Hello, typically Budd central vacuum has smaller 1-1/4" diameter inlets so you'd need to buy this part and insert it into the Stretch Hose end. That will work fine! Enjoy! http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=302-1.25ST

Compatible Inlets

I have a new installation in an existing kitchen, what inlet would you recommend from your stock that is compatible? I actually plan on installing under the floor cabinet through the toe kick.

Answer:
Hi, hoping we understand your question correctly, you are asking what inlet you should put in so you can use the Quick Clean Kit. That answer is simple. Use any tall rectangle shaped inlet here http://builtinvacuum.com/inlets/basic.html along with backing plate #517. You can put that on it's side, down low, or up high. If you have more questions please let us know.

Difference Between 410Q and 410QP?

what is the difference between the Quick Clean Kit and the Quick Clean Kit for pets? Can I groom my dog with it?

Answer:
No, we do not recommend that you groom your pet with the floor attachement included in the Quick Clean Kit For Pets (#410QP). The floor attachment in this kit makes it easier for your to vacuum up pet hair from your floors due it's "castle cut" design bristles. You can use our Pet Shet Eliminator Kit (#410SE) which combines central vacuum suction and professional tools to groom your pet with NO MESS.

Electrolux Outlets Compatible?

Will the Stretch Hose fit my Electrolux outlets?

Answer:
Hi, yes, the Stretch Hose and Quick Clean Kit will fit all Electrolux central vacuum wall outlets. They are standard inlets as in nearly all other brand installations.

Fasco Compatible?

I have a fasco central vac, will this hose fit my inlets and will it automatically turn on when plugged in? Mainly I want to use it for vacuuming out the lint trap of my clothes dryer and I actually only need a 10 foot hose, but if this works with my system I will get it as it looks like it will come in handy for touch ups. Also how much does this hose weigh?

Answer:
Hello, yes this working fine with your Fasco and the wall inlets and would be perfect for vacuuming the lint trap on the dryer.

For Regular Carpets?

Is this Quick Clean Kit (Part #410Q) good for the regular carpet cleaning or it only good for small area cleaning? Thank you. Sincerely yours, Grace Lee

Answer:
We don't suggest using this for regular vacuuming of carpets. Use an electric or non-electric vacuum kit, they have a beater brush for excellent grooming. The Quick Clean Kit has no beater brush.

Galaxy Compatible?

I have a Galaxy GA-100. Is the Quick Clean Kit compatible? Al, Williamsburg, MI

Answer:
Yes, the Stretch Hose and Quick Clean Kits are compatible with all Galaxy Systems.

Hardwood Floors? Attach to Current Hose?

Do you recommend Quick Clean brush for hardwood floors? Also, can the Q C hose be attached to the normal 20 foot hose if needed, or it needs to go directly in the wall recepticle? Thank You, Marica

Answer:
Hello Marica, yes you can certainly use it for hardwood floors. You can also attach it to the end of your current hose to make a very long hose when needed! Great questions.

Hayden 110 volt Inlets Compatible?

I have an 8 year old hayden central vac system with inlets that are electrical. Will the stretch hose for sure work with this? It's hard for me to tell from the picture how it will start the suction. Also, will the Hayden accessories, e.g. crevice cleaner, upholstery brush, also work with this hose? My biggest complaint with the central vac system is carrying the heavy 35-ft. hose around (3 floors to vacuum). Thanks! Joanne

Answer:
Hi Joanne, excellent questions. Yes, the Stretch Hose will fit right into the electrified inlet but will not be using the electric connection holes above or below the main suction hole. As soon as the Stretch Hose is inserted into the inlet the metal ring on the hose end will touch the little contacts inside the suction hole and start the suction. For those whose suction starts when the lid is lifted it will work fine as well. The Stretch Hose will not work with your electric attachment for the carpet but will work with all your other attachments such as dusting brush, wands, hard floor tools, etc. You may want to pick up a new wand such as two plastic ones (#406P) or a telescopic one (#406T).

Hoover Compatible?

This sounds like a lifesaver. Will it fit my Hoover Model S5630 (399A)?

Answer:
Hi, yes, the Stretch Hose fits all Hoover Central Vacuum Systems. In fact, it fits all central vacuum systems. There are a couple that need an adapter such as Budd, Kenmore, and some Nutone. The adapter tab makes on the Stretch Hose page makes it all easy to figure out, but for your Hoover there are no connection issues at all.

Hoover Compatible?

does this brush work in a hoover model f5865-900?

Answer:
Yes, the Quick Clean Kit fits all Hoover Central Vacuum wall inlets.

Hose Sock for Stretch Hose

Does the hose have a sock on it to protect my walls at the corners? Denise in Baltimore

Answer:
Hi, there is not a sock for the stretch hose because there are no socks that scretch. The hose is not very long so you will not be going around many corners. A stretch hose different it that is expands as you go, you are not dragging a hose.

Hose Sold Seperately?

Is the Quick Clean Kit compatable with any beater brush sold seperatly? If it is which one? Thanks. Lynn Middletown

Answer:
Hello Lynn, yes the hose is sold separately here http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=315. It is compatible with all vacuum attachments so long as they don't have an electrical cord. The hose is best for infrequent use and can get really loud when stretched (depending on the suction of your system).

Hose Weighs 5lbs.

How much does the Stretch Hose weigh?

Answer:
Hi, the Stretch Hose only weighs 5 pounds.

How Suction Starts with no On-Off Switch

I have a BEAM Serenity 2250 central vac system. I am interested in the 6' stretch hose and quick clean kit #410Q. First of all, will this work with my system? Secondly, the hose information does not indicate that the hose comes with an on/off switch. Therefore, how is the power turned on when using the stretch hose?

Answer:
Yes, the Quick Clean Kit is compatible with all Beam systems. The hose starts the vacuum as soon as it inserted into the wall valve. The metal around the hose end triggers the contacts inside the wall valve. Pull the hose out of the valve and the suction stops. The Stretch Hose cannot be used with an electric brush, only none electric attachments. The two prongs are for electricity in electrified hoses and have nothing to do with the suction turning on. Look inside the main hole on your wall valve. You will see two tiny metal contact points at the top or bottom. When touched together the suction starts. The electrified hose keeps those contacts apart via a wire that runs to the hose handle switch, but the Stretch hose causes them to touch upon insertion and the suction starts right away.

Is Brush the Deluxe 402D?

Is the brush on the Quick Clean Kit the same as the 12" horsehair brush that is sold as a separate product? If not, what are the differences?

Answer:
Yes, the brush in the kit is the same high quality and highly rated #402D Deluxe 12 floor brush.

Kenmore Compatible?

Will it fit on older Kenmore Central Vac (model 116.4053280)? Mary / Westford, VT

Answer:
Hello Mary, Kenmore central vacs had both 1.5 diameter wall inlet holes and 1.25 . If yours are 1.5 then it fits. If it is the smaller size ten you need this http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=302-1.25ST to put into the end of the hose and it will fit perfectly. Enjoy!

Longer Stretch Hose

Is there a way to connect 2 stretch hoses together so you can have it longer? Help! We have one stretch hose already plus 2 more hoses for the interior, which we would prefer not getting "that" dirty in the garage. There are a lot of us out there with 3 car garages. Any chance of getting the hose "Guru's" to invent a 40-50 foot stretch hose, or is that too much of a "stretch"?

Answer:
Good humor. But you really ought to buy a 50ft Basic Hose. It is of much higher quality than the stretch hose - especially for garages. You can easily cut the 50ft hose to the exact length you want and reattach the hose end.

Longer, or Two Linked?

Can two of the stretch hoses be linked to make a longer more relaxed hose? Will the hose fit a vac-u-flo and/or an electrolux central system?

Answer:
The Stretch Hose should not be longer or linked because it will decrease the suction. Though the hose is very convenient for quick clean ups, it has a lot of air turbulence internally and the longer it is the less the air flows. Can you put two together? Yes, but the suction will be weaker. Too weak? That depends on the vacuum model you have. A Vacuflo has a lot of waterlift or sealed suction so it will do better then units with lower sealed suction. The Electrolux has less of this suction then Vacuflo so it will not perform as well. What is it you are going to vacuum? If you plan on using an air powered carpet nozzle with spinning brush, do NOT use any Stretch Hose. This hose is best for quick clean ups on hard surfaces.

Need Replacement Handle for Stretch Hose

The plastic hose end of my quick clean hose has broken. Can I replace just that part or do I need to get a whole new hose? Thanks! Rebecca

Answer:

Nutone Compatibility

This would be wonderful for my entryway and laudry room. Will this hose work with my NuTone Model VX550 system or do I need the adaptor and do I need the kit or will the attachments that came with my system work? Judging from some of the other Q/A, I think I will be okay, but I just want to be sure. Thank you. Mary, Champaign, IL

Answer:
The hose will work with all industry standard inlets. If you have the Nutone inlets that measure 3" by 3.5" square inlets, then it will not work as they are a different size. No adapters are available due to the type of material the body of the hose is constructed with.

Nutone Compatible?

Hi I want the stretch hose and the flexible crevice tool---I bought my replacement unit from you within the last year, but I have nutone outlets. PLease advise!! Cindy

Answer:
Cindy, if you have square Nutone inlets then you need this adapter that slides over the wall end of the Stretch Hose http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=300NMCA. If you have taller rectangle inlets then you don't need any adapters.

Nutone Compatible?

Would the Quick Clean Kit work on Nutone Model 350? It seems as if it might. thanks jwn

Answer:
Hi, yes it does fit, only look at the Nutone adapter, that some homes need, depending if a certain style wall plate was installed in your home. Click here to see the adapter and the type of wall plate http://builtinvacuum.com/quick-kit/more.html.

Nutone Compatible?

I have a Nutone system in the house we just moved into and this product looks great. Will it fit in my wall sockets? I have the approx. 3"x5" rectangular ones with a flip cover. Thanks. Asheesh -Chicago-

Answer:
Hi Asheesh, congratulations on the new home and the central vac - which is the only way to clean! Yes, your Nutone system has the standard size inlet so the Quick Clean Kit will fit right in and work perfectly for those quick clean-ups. There are some Nutone inlets that are a little wider then they are tall which need an adapter for the Stretch Hose. That adapter is here and is pushed onto the end of the hose http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=300NMCA.

Nutone Compatible?

will this kit work with my nutone central vaccum cu353w without any additional attachment. amy columbus ohio

Answer:
Hi Amy, if your inlets are tall rectangles then this fits right in but if they are a bit wider then tall you will need this adaptor http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=300NMCA. Just push the entire adaptor on to the end of the Stretch Hose.

Nutone Compatible? CentraMop too?

I have a Nutone Central Vacuum model # CV 450W with a 30' hose that contains electric wires. Will the Quick Clean Kit work in my wall's vacuum outlets? Is the CentraMop Vacuum Accessory Part # 402CM compatible with my hose? Thank you. Nancy Litchfield

Answer:
Hello Nancy, yes, the Quick Clean Kit will fit your vacuum ports and the CentraMop will fit all the hoses you will have.

On - Off Swith Version?

Glenn Luse, Williamsport, PA Do you have anything like this with an on/off switch?

Answer:
Hi, sorry, no one has invented the stretch hose with on/off switch yet. The one we offer is worth the convenience, even without the switch, though.

Original Hose has on/off Switch

Hi, I have a flo-master where you have to turn the hose on and off on the wand - will this quick clean kit work for my system? Thanks, Nadine, Boston

Answer:
Hi, yes this will work. When you plug it into the inlet it will start automatically. There is a metal ring all the way around the hose end that makes contact with the two small metal balls just inside the inlet hole at the top or bottom. The kit is really useful.

Pet Grooming Brush for Stretch Hose?

Do you have or know of a small pet (dog) attachment that can be used with the stretch hose?

Answer:
Hi, the PetVac tool comes with a hose but the tool can be used with your stretch hose. We have other tools linked from this page as well that fit the vacuum hose http://builtinvacuum.com/petvac/index.html. If you are using a central vacuum you will have to "bleed" off some of the suction by opening another valve a bit or something like that.

Ports with Electricity

Add'l question to my inquiry about the Nutone Model CV 450W central vacuum with 30' hose that contains electric wires. I want to be sure that the Quick Clean Kit will operate if I connect it directly into my wall ports. I'm not looking to connect it to my 30' hose. Does your Quick Clean Kit come with electric wires in the hose? I'm unsure as to what the difference between hoses with electric wires and those without. Nancy in Litchfield

Answer:
Hello Nancy, the Stretch Hose fits into all electric style vacuum ports and its metal band engages the two small metal nipples with the main vacuum hole, thus turning on the suction. There is not any connection made with the two holes for electricity because it is not needed to run the suction for the Quick Clean Kit.

RittenHouse House Keeper Compatible?

Is this compatible with Housekeeper (by Rittenhouse)?

Answer:
Yes, the Quick Clean Kits are compatible with your, and all, Rittenhouse Central Vacuum Systems. Thanks for asking.

Safe for Existing Home Installation Inlets?

Is this hose compatible with an AirVac system? Also, does the hose place a significant amount of stress on the inlets as it stretches. My system was installed in the house post construction and the inlets are not nailed to the studs. I just want to make sure it will not rip the inlets out of the sheetrock! Thanks, Billy - NY

Answer:
Yes, the Stretch Hose fits all AirVac Systems. Inlets installed after the home was built are more than sturdy enough to handle this hose. Several of the employees here have the same set up and there are no issues whatsoever. AirVac inlets are the same universal inlets and backing plates we use.

Second Accessory Set

I have a Beam central vacuum system, I am interested in the Quick clean hose and attachment kit for my downstairs which is tile and wood. My current vacuum has an on/off switch does this have a switch or does it go on when plugged in? I would like to keep my current vacuum upstairs where there is carpeting, could you recommend the best attachment for the vacuum for pet hair? Thank you! Jennifer Meehan

Answer:
Hi Jennifer, yes, this will be perfect for your ideas. The brush that comes with it great for pet hair removal of hard floor surfaces. If you are looking for removal from fabric furniture then also get the Lint Brush #403LB. All these vacuum parts with with all Beam Central Vacuums as well as 99% of all the other brands. Enjoy!

SilentMaster? Bird Cage? Kitchen? Daily Use?

I have a silent master, will it work with that? Plus, I need to use it daily to clean small messes around a bird cage and was thinking of getting a smaller hand held model, except now that I have seen this, it might be a better bet. I am having to keep my huge hose out to do quick kitchen clean ups. Will this be able to do the job as well? Kitchen Floor as well. Thanks AH NY

Answer:
Yes, this fits all SilentMaster vacuums. If fits ALL vacuums without any adapters if the wall inlet hole is about 1-1/2" diameter. And yes, use around the bird cage and kitchen on a daily basis is a perfect fit for the Stretch Hose or Quick Clean Kit.

Size and Length of Hose

Your product shows a 6' - 22' stretch hose. When I go to order, all I see is a 9' - 27' hose. Are both available?

Answer:
Hello, we get this hose from various vendors and right now it is longer. In the future in will be shorter. If it is too long for your needs you can unscrew an end and cut the hose.

Slinky Type?

Our vacuum guy told us we needed a "slinky" type hose for easy clean and storage. Is the quick clean kit the same? We have a hayden unit.

Answer:
Hello, yes the hose is just like a slinky . This hose and the attachments fit your Hayden Vacuum System, as well as 99% of all other systems.

Small Accessories Fit?

Can you attach the small Beam brushes to the Quick Clean for inside the car Sandra.....Waterloo Ontario

Answer:
Hello, if the accessories fit your Beam hose then they will fit the Stretch Hose perfectly.

Stealth II Compatible?

Will this hose work with the Stealth II accessories and system?

Answer:
Hi, yes, the Stretch Hose and Kits will work with all vacuum systems that have Stealth vacuums, any version.

Stretch Hose Fit Accessories

I have a fasco unit. Will this hose fit my horse hair brush? Also will this hose fit the rugrat head. I want to buy that for stairs and use this hose.

Answer:
Yes, the Stretch Hose will fit the tools you have and any sold on builtinvacuum.com. Enjoy!

Suction Not Coming On

the suction does not come on when I plug the hose into the system. am i doing something wrong- no instructions cane with the stretch hose. thank you. margaret in maine

Answer:
Assuming your system is not an AirForce system (see label on main unit), be sure you are inserting the hose far enough into the valve so that the metal ring is making contact with the metal nubs inside. If you have Vacuflo, Vacumaid, or Nutone you may have one of their odd sized valves and we have adapters for them. Please call us.

Suction Starts when Inserted into Wall?

I have a Beam system with the on/off switch at the end of the hose before the wand. Will this hose turn on the system as soon as it is plugged into the wall recepticle?

Answer:
Yes, the suction will start when the hose is inserted and stop when taken out.

Use as Extension?

I was wondering if this can be used as an extension for a vacu-maid unit? I'd like to add it to the end of my 30 footer for use with my non-power head. Steve Park City

Answer:
Hello Steve, your metal hose end will fit into the wall end of the Stretch Hose so you can use it as an extension hose for your central vacuum. However, it would be best used infrequently. If you want a more permanent long-term fix then buy a longer hose which is available here. But if you need it just to get one area of your home then go for it.

Use Wand with other Hoses?

Can I use the wand from this QC hose on my regular long hose? My current plastic one is broken and I need to replace it, so I'm thinking while I'm at it I could get this handy-sounding QC set and use the new wand on both.

Answer:
Hi, yes, this wand will be compatible with 99% of hoses out there in use with central vacuums.

Vacuflo Compatible?

is the hose compatible with vac-u-flo outlets and attatchments. joe green ohio

Answer:
Good Morning Joe!  Yes, this hose is compatible with your Vacuflo Inlet Valves.

Vacuflo Compatible?

I have a Vacuflo system. Will your stretch hose fit that system and wall unit?

Answer:
Our 7-30 foot long Stretch Hose fits all Vacuflo inlets without any adapter. When this hose is sold out we are going to carry a smaller Stretch Hose that will need an adapter to fit the proprietary 4940 Vacuflo inlets. The adpater is called the Nutone adapter here http://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=300NMCA.

Vacuflo Compatible? Work without Electricity?

I have a Vacuflow system that is now 21 years old. The inlets are not electrified but the system is turned on when the inlet is opened. Will this hose work without the electricity?

Answer:
Hi, the Stretch Hose doesn't need electricity. For inlets that start when opened this hose works fine. The issue with some Vacuflo systems is these type of inlets are a tad narrower so the hose will not go in far. On the adapters page, when viewing the Stretch Hose, you will find a Nutone adapter. Use this adapter for Vacuflo inlets that start when opened.

Vacuflo Proprietary Inlets?

I'm sorry, could you clarify what the proprietary 4940 Vacuflo inlets are? Is this the inlet out in the garage that comes off the canister where you can plug in the hose? When I open that inlet the unit automatically starts without the hose in it, unlike the inlets in the house (I have to attach the hose first for unit to turn on).

Answer:
The proprietary inlets refer only to the Vacuflo inlets in the home. You know you have them for a couple of reasons. The hose end that plugs into them has two metal numbs that stick out and plug into two holes above the main suction hole. These inlets do not always start when the door is opened before the hose is inserted. They also have the number 4940 on the proprietary inlets. If you have these inlets then you need the Vacuflo/Nutone adapter which will allow you to use the Stretch Hose.

Weight of Hose

hello, could you please tell me how much just the hose weighs? thanks

Answer:
Hello, the Stretch Hose alone weighs 5 lbs.

What size inlets?

What size of the wall outlets (inlets) fit this Quick Clean Kit? Thank you.

Answer:
This kit fits all standard inlets (about 99% of all systems). Standard inlets have a 1-7/16 to 1-1/2 inch diameter hole.

Work with My Inlets?

I have a Signature 500 system. Will the stretch hose work with my wall outlets? Thank you, Sally from New London, NH

Answer:
Hi Sally, yes the Stretch Hose will fit directly into your inlets. Signature used the standard inlets, the kind you can see here http://builtinvacuum.com/inlets/basic.html. They are 1-1/2 inches in diameter for the hose connection.

Work with Powered Inlets?

I have the Electrolux powered outlets. Will this hose work with that?

Answer:
Hello, yes the Stretch Hose works with all powered inlets - all inlets that have 110 volts (though it doesn't utilize that voltage) and all non-voltage inlets. The two tiny metal contacts inside the larger hole are triggered to turn the suction on.