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Amazing Stretch Hose for Quick Clean-ups Q&A

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AirForce Compatible? Other Short Hoses?

I purchased one of these hoses for my MD vac system and the vac does not engage when I plug it in. My system is 110 volt with two prongs next to the inlet and the vac is controled by the UPB signal over the powerline. What can I do to make this hose activate the vac for my quick clean up's? Scott Flower Mound

Answer:
Hello Scott, we are sorry to say that this hose will not work without low voltage wire ran to each inlet. AirForce installation only required a high voltage line. We will gladly refund your money. Also, even better than the Stretch Hose, we have a new electric hose that separates at 20ft so you can still get the ease-of-use you are looking for. The Quick Click hose fits seamlessly with all Stealth vacuum attachment sets. www.builtinvacuum.com/quick-click/. Please call us for the refund or for it to go towards the new hose.

AirVac Compatible?

I have an AirVac system with 1.5" inlets that power up when the hose is inserted. I purchased the Up-and-Over tool. My metal push button wands are l 1/4" inside diameter on both ends and 1 3/16 outside diameter on the attachment end. The Up-&-Over graduated narrow-to-larger end is too loose to fit inside the wand on the first section of the tool, and is too large at the second section for my wand to fit over it. I tried wrapping tape around the first section, but that's not very satisfactory. It's too loose in the end of the metal hose handle also. Isn't it supposed to fit AirVacs? Any suggestions? Also, will the 6'-22' stretch hose work with my system and and above metal wands? Carolyn Russellville, AR

Answer:
Hello, yes the Stretch hose is compatible with AirVac. But like the Up'n Over you may want to buy the wand that fits it best. This plastic one is best for the Up'n Over and the metal one is best for the Stretch Hose. https://builtinvacuum.com/retail/shopretail.php?part_no=406P,406T

Attach to Longer Hose? Extend it?

I am looking for a short, flexible hose which will attach to the hose handle end. I would hold the hose handle end in one hand, and use the small hose with a brush attached to get into small spaces.

Answer:
If your hose handle end is the kind with a metal stub tube on the end, NOT the clip in plastic kind, they you should buy this hose and do exactly as you say. In fact, you can cut the hose and spin the end back on it to create the exact length desired.

Attachments Directly to Hose?

Your description reads: Attachment end is 1.25 inches with a taper and can only be used with PLASTIC EXTENSION WANDS below. Does this mean I cannot just attach my crevice tool to the hose, without the wand?

Answer:
Good point. Yes, you can put attachments directly on the Stretch Hose.

Auto Start Suction?

Does it auto on when I insert hose into intake? Thanx,Dixie

Answer:
Hello, yes when you plug the Stretch Hose in then the suction starts. There is not an on/off switch.

Brush?

do you sell only the brush?

Answer:
Yes, all our brushes fit this hose. The extension wands you can use are #406T and #406P .

Come in Ivory?

connie phx. az. i need a stretch hose color ivory or white for my central vacumme

Answer:
Hello, the popular Stretch Hose is only available in black.

Convert to On & Off Switch?

I bought your stretch hose - love it, but would like to convert it so it has an on/of electric. Can that be done?

Answer:
Hello, unfortunately what makes the Stretch Hose great is also what holds it back from allowing it to have an on/off switch. Sorry.

Direct Connect or Pigtail Hose or Inlet?

Does the stretch hose require a corded end or direct connect? Can I attach anything to the end not at the wall - like a crevice device? Thanks

Answer:
The stretch hose fits into your valves (where a direct connect or pigtail corded hose is used) and triggers the suction automatically without being direct connect or a pigtail cord. Yes, you can put your attachments directly on the end of the hose.

Dirt Devil Hose 135

Is this the replacement stretch hose for my dirt devil 135 hose that is in my RV?

Answer:

Yes, this is the correct replacement hose for your Dirt Devil 135 Hose in your RV.

Electrolux 2100 Replacement Hose

my electrolux vacumn is the 2100 and I need a hose. Is this the right one?

Answer:
This hose will work with your system. You can view all the compatible hose options for your Electrolux system here, https://builtinvacuum.com/help/electrolux/hoses.html#electric

Extend Existing Hose?

Susan, Tallahassee FL I have an M&S central vac system, using a 30\' low-voltage hose. It has a power switch on the handle. I would like to be able to use it on my porch, so I\'d like to know if I can get an extension hose to fit over the existing wand end. I think the wand end is 1.25\" OD. Do you have anything that will extend the reach for maybe another 20\'? I do not care if there is a power switch on the extended hose. Just want to be able to vac on the porch! Thank you!

Answer:
Hi Susan, we have two perfect, simple, solutions for you. They both slip right onto the end of your hose's metal tube end. The first is the Stretch Hose. It is less money, less durable, and recoils so is a bit of a workout to use - BUT it is so easy to store and so easy to use for quick clean-ups. Next is any Basic Hose. It will fit right on and work for you like your existing hose. Of course, as you noticed, you will not be able to control the suction at the end of the extension. You can buy any length Basic Hose here: https://builtinvacuum.com/hoses/basichoses.html.

Extend Hose? Fits Inlets? Canister?

Does this hose attach to an existing hose that is attached to the in house inlets or the vacuum in the garage.

Answer:
The Stretch Hose attaches into any inlet and any central vac canister, but can also be used to extent an existing hose. The existing hose end will fit snuggly into the Stretch Hose wall end.

Extension to Stretch Hose

We have a central vacuum cleaner in a 38 foot yacht. The vacuum cleaner automatically turns on when you plug the stretch hose into the vacuum opening. I am no sure of the brand of the vacuum; however, the stretch hose looks very similar to the stretch hose shown on your website. I would like to get an extension for our existing hose so that we can use the vaccuum in the cockpit area of the boat. I need about 10 additional feet of stretch vaccuum hose. Will your 22 foot hose work? Do you sell a ten or twelve foot hose? Dan Plano, TX

Answer:
Hello Dan, you can put two hoses together. The ends match up. You can buy another hose and cut it to any length you want and then put the end back on. The ends screw off counter-clockwise.

Fit 1.25" Dia. Inlets?

My wall outlets are 1.25" (Budd). Is there a tapered cuff I can use with the stretch hose?

Answer:
All you need to do is put this metal tube into the hose end and it will work like a charm.

Fit 1.375" Inlets?

The hose I need to replace has a 1.375" fitting that connects to the vacuum system. Will this hose fit that? The standard seems to be 1.25" and 1.5", I am having trouble finding 1.375". Thanks for your time.

Answer:
This hose is slightly smaller then 1.5 inches and tapers up to 1.5 inches, so it will not work for you. Please consider replacing your inlets. Read the text at the top of this Inlet Page to see if it is possible.

Fit Older Central Vac

Would it fit with an older model of Beam bought 10 years ago?

Answer:
Yes, it will fit all older central vac inlet ports except some Kenmore, Budd, Nutone.

Garage Vacuum Compatible?

Will the stretch hose work with the Hoover Garage Utility Vac and its attachments? Elin Kingston, Ontario

Answer:
Hello, if the insertion hole for the hose is 1.5 inches in diameter then it will fit just fine.

Hose Only for Sale?

Have a Genie Shop Vacuum with a short hose with an inside diameter of 1.25". I want to keep the end fittings and just get a 30 foot piece of hose to replace the short hose. Can you supply the hose only.

Answer:
Sorry, we don't stock any hose without ends and we are not sure the hose would fit since our interior is 1-3/8 .

Hose Use

my central vac hose doesn't reach to my screen porch. Can I use your stretch hose to extend the reach of my regular hose?

Answer:
The stretch hose will fit into the wall inlet, not the hose you are using. If you need a slight extension, we do offer the Extension Hose that can give you an extra 12 feet of reach. https://builtinvacuum.com/hoses/extensionhose.html

Hose Weighs 5lbs.

How much does the hose weight?

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

Industrial Width Available?

This hose would be perfect if I could get it in a bigger 3" size for an industrial aplication. Is that available from you or if not do you have a manufacturer name I could contact?

Answer:
Sorry, this is not available in any other size.

Inlets with Two Prong Connection (Except Vaculfo)

I want a hose to use quickly to pickup trash at the door/bathroom. I have an Aerus (formerly Electroux) Model E130G. My plugs have electricity already at them with two prongs on top of my hose that plug into the outlets. Will this quick clean hose work on my system? Thank you. Barbara, Greensboro, NC

Answer:
Yes, the Stretch Hose and Quick Clean Kits work with your system. Here is how you know, look inside the main suction hole on the wall and you will see two little metal contacts. These are what starts the suction. The prongs you are concerned about are for the electricity for the power head you already have and will have nothing to do with the Stretch Hose. When you put the Stretch Hose into the inlet the suction will start automatically.

Long Term Durability

I would like to know if after much use of the strech hose does it tend to no be as retractable as it would be at the new state? I have a 25 ft hose now and looking to buy a new hose due to some breakage and how dirty the hose have become. Please help???

Answer:
The Stretch Hose is made for infrequent quick use. It is not something you want to clean your entire home with. The quality is ease of use for that would be lacking.

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.