Guide to Buying a Ducted Vacuum Hose

Choosing the best ducted vacuum hose to use with your ducted vacuum system will make vacuuming much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Don't lug around an old ducted vacuum hose held together with tape any longer, invest in a new cleaner hose,get the hose installed, and make the vacuuming faster and easier.

Many vacuum hoses have universal 32mm internal diameter to suit all makes and models of ducted vacuum including:

Standard Ducted Vacuum Hose

Central Vacuum HoseStandard ducted vacuum hose is the most common kind of tube supplied with new ducted vacuum systems. There are differences in color, length, and handle style, but they all function the same way and generally resemble other hoses.

On many occasions, the end you plug into the wall or floor will have a metal ring. The ring is crucial since it connects two low-voltage contact pins inside the wall/floor plate to turn on your ducted vacuum motor.

Hence, with this type of hose, the vacuum motor starts as soon as you plug in the hose, and the motor stops as soon as you remove it.

Replacement handles and cuffs are accessible for this kind of hose, making for an economical long-life option.

This kind of hose is available in 9mtr, 10mtr, and 12mtr lengths as standard.

Ducted Vacuum Switch Vacuum Hose

A ducted vacuum switch hose enables you to start and stop the vacuum from the handle. There's no requirement to remove the hose if you need to momentarily stop vacuuming (to move some furniture or answer the phone, for example); just flick the switch to stop the motor, and flick it again to resume vacuuming when you are ready.

A switch hose will work with all but the very oldest ducted vacuum systems. Many newly installed systems will be supplied with a switch hose, and they are a very prevalent upgrade accessory, being a universal style suitable for all makes and models.

If your current vacuum hose has a metal ring around the end and your wall or floor plates have two contact pins - you can upgrade from a standard hose to a switch hose with no alterations to your existing system.

For a switch hose to work correctly, it must be inserted into the wall/floor plate the right way. This is easily done by ensuring the plastic tab on the hose cuff slots into the locating tabs on the wall/floor plate.

If the hose is not plugged inappropriately, the vacuum motor will run as it would with a standard hose. No damage will occur to the hose or motor - but the switch will not work until the hose is plugged in properly.

Ducted vacuum switch hoses exist in 9mtr, 10.5mtr, and 12mtr lengths.

It is impossible to supply a custom length option due to the manufacturing procedures involved with switch hoses.

Retraflex Retractable Vacuum Hoses

The Retraflex retractable hose system for ducted vacuums removes the need to store your hose or carry it around your home. Just pull the required amount of hose from the wall plate to vacuum, and let the suction of your ducted vacuum motor pull the hose back into the smart piping system when you are finished.

A Retraflex retractable hose system requires to be installed with special components and is not interchangeable with a conventional ducted vacuum system.

Hi-Vis Ducted Vacuum Hose

Hi-Vis ducted vacuum hose is essential for any commercial environment. The typical grey and cream colors of other ducted vacuum hoses can be challenging to see on many industrial floor surfaces. In circumstances where foot traffic is high, and vacuuming takes place frequently, this bright-orange hose is easily noticeable.

In terms of functionality, the Hi-Vis hose is precisely similar to a standard ducted vacuum hose. The motor starts once you plug in the hose, and stops when you remove it. The handle and cuff can be replaced as required, which is a crucial benefit, as this can be more often than usual in a commercial application.

Available off the shelf in different lengths, it is possible to join two Hi-Vis hoses together with a 32mm hose joiner to make a longer hose for great accessibility around larger commercial aspects.

Ducted Vacuum Extension Hose

Whole Home vacuum HoseA vacuum hose that doesn't quite make it the corner of a room is very annoying, especially when it perfectly reaches everywhere else.

That's where a ducted vacuum extension hose comes wholly. The exclusive 'slip cuff' fitting on one end of the extension hose fits onto the wall end of your even vacuum hose, and the other end of the extension hose plugs into the wall/floor plate as standard.

A 4-meter extension hose makes your standard 9-meter hose 13 meters long, for instance - just for the time that you need a longer hose. Just disconnect the extension hose, and you are back to your standard 9-meter length.

Perfect for houses that have an allowance or outdoor living room, which is just out of reach of your ducted vacuum.

If you need any added information on these products or anything else to do with ducted vacuums, please feel free to contact us.

We've got a team of dedicated staff that can assist with any of your ducted vacuum questions.

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