Anne, Raleigh, NC
Hi there! We have what looks like an old Vacu-Queen V3000 unit in our house and the motorized unit doesn't have hardly any suction. The hose has lots of duck tape as well, in short, probably needs to be replaced. It appears that it is a 'basic' hose system, ie just plug into the wall and that's it, no prongs or cords or switches. The Stealth models don't appear to be compatible, but I did note in your text that you could upgrade - could you describe how this works? Is there anything else on the main system in the garage that needs maintenance - owners didn't leave any original docs. Thanks very much!
Hello Anne, congratulations on the home and the central vac. You can begin to systematically test the system using this guide www.builtinvacuum.com/flowchrt.html
. You really do want to get a new hose - duct tape means loss of suction and a less clean home. Yes, the Stealth and other kits will fit your system. The electric Stealth Kit plugs into your wall receptacle and the 8ft cord that comes out the wall end of the hose gets plugged into a nearby electrical outlet. If you order a electric kit buy the one with the 8ft cord in the description. You are not limited to 8ft, the wires are hidden in the long hose and come out the end of the hose into a cord. For the maintenance of the system it is really simple. Lift up the top of the vacuum unit and you will find a cone shape coffee-like filter. Did they leave any of those for you? Change that every few months and you will be go to go! Happy vacuuming!