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Nutone Vacuum Wall Inlets with Basic Hose

I have a Rittenhouse CV130 s/n:6236 central vac with Nutone inlets, I want to replace the hose thru this web site, will a Rittenhouse part # 303 fit this Nutone inlet? Peter Ellis W

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If you have Nutone inlets (a bit wider then tall), then you actually need one of these Basic Inlets https://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=302NM,303NM. If you want the convenience of turning the suction on and off at the hose handle you can use a Low Voltage Hose with your Nutone inlets. The choice is yours!

Rittenhouse Belt

need a belt for housekeeper by rittenhouse central vac wand ?

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We have not cross reference for the Housekeeper brush. Compare your belt to the dimensions of the ones we list here for a replacement, https://builtinvacuum.com/parts/belts.html

New to Central Vac

I purchased a home with a Housekeeping CV110 model but it was not connected and I have no idea if and how to run it. Do you have manuals online? Should I get it tested by a vac dealer? I live in the southwest area of Orlando, Florida. Any local dealers you recommend?

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Hi, congratulations on the home and central vac. You can begin to check it out yourself using this trouble shooting guide www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html. You can watch our Kenmore Central Vac videos, they are many general ones and all the central vacs basically work the same https://builtinvacuum.com/help/kenmore/videos/index.html. You can also look up a dealer at https://builtinvacuum.com/dealers/. We have hoses, tools, accessories, whatever you end up needing. Feel free to call us as well.

Replacement Bag

I'm trying to get my dad's (94 year Old) house ready for sale and we're in the process of doing some cleaning. I noticed that he has a Rittenhouse Central Vacuum, Model No. CV-110 and we don't have the disposable bags for the canister. Where can I get these disposable bags? Do you carry them. This unit seems old but still works but I didn't know where to get the bags. Thanks in advance for any help. Bob.

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Hi Bob, we show that bag #723 is the bag for all the Rittenhouse vacuums. https://builtinvacuum.com/help/rittenhouse/motor.html.

Trouble Removing Filter

I tried grabbing the filter, but it doesn't seem to want to pull loose, and i don't want to tear it up. there seems to be a small tab on one side but it doesn't want to pull either. Is there an easier way to get the bag out? It is up in the motor housing above the house in-pipe.

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Really the only way to remove the center-weighted cloth filter is to pull inward until it flexes in.

CV140 Filter and Hose

We have a Rittenhouse Housekeeper Central vacuum system in our house. When we bought the house, the previous owners never told us about replacing filter bags. The garage unit says "self cleaning filter". The unit is about 20 years old, model # CV140. Do we need to replace the filter (looks like a cloth bag). Also, do you sell the hose (30 ft or so) that plugs into the wall. Low voltage, has to contacts that connect when you plug into an oval type plate on wall (with a trap door). There was a switch on the hangle that turned it on and off. My wife had a local company make a hose for it, but it doesn't suck as well as it used to, and seems to not fit right and leaks air. It also starts as soon as you plug it into the wall with no switch. Thanks for any help.

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Hi, the hose you need is the Low Voltage Hose, unless you want to upgrade to an electric kit for optimum carpet cleaning. A new kit with corded hose will fit directly into your system. The Low Voltage Hoses are here https://builtinvacuum.com/hoses/lowvoltagehoses.html. If you want a new center weighted cloth filter then measure the diameter of the unit. If it is right about 14 inches then you can use this https://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=711B. To remove, grab the top side and pull directly inward.
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