Hide a Hose Vacuum Overview

central vac hide a hoseThe Hide a Hose vacuum system is the latest innovative concept for covering your hose in the wall and improving your cleaning experience. You only need to open the hose’s entryway, stretch the tubing away from the wall, and begin the vacuuming. 

Benefits of Hiding a Hose Vacuum

Operation is simple

Your hose doesn't require storage space. It stores itself within the pipe structure, behind the inlet, with the central vacuum power unit control only. 


Behind each inlet, there is a hose. You are still within range of the central vacuum. So you can use its strength to clean even the dry messes.


There is no hose to keep moving from inlet to inlet. For quick cleanups, hiding a hose vacuum is more convenient than a conventional hose system. Take the length of the hose you need out and make them go away behind walls within seconds of washing!

Hide a Hose Vacuum Installation

There is a procedure used before the installation of hiding a Hose Vacuum. Below is what you should be keen on.

Plan the installation 

Preparation is the secret to a good central vacuum system. The most successful preparation will allow you to consider the balance between the right positions for the inlet valves, and the consequent comfort is also important. Many places can be reached if you planned well. 

Hose lengths

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The shaft kits are available in lengths of 30 feet (9.1m) and 40 feet (12.2 m). 

Power Unit 

It is worth remembering that with longer tubes the airflow is limited. A larger power system is hence necessary to compensate for the lack of airflow. 

Location of Valves 

Typically, a 50 feet (15.2 m) hose can cover about 1800-2300 square feet. This is equivalent to (167 to 213 square meters). 

Valve Height Assessment 

If the inlet is to be installed in a downward orientation (hose comes out from the bottom), we recommend that the bottom of the inlet be at 16" to 30" from the floor, for maximum ease of use.

"If the valve inlet would preferably be set in downward orientation position (the hose comes out from the bottom) it is advised to locate the bottom of the valve inlet at 16 inches to 30 inches from the floor for ease of service.

It still will be advised that the lower portion of the inlet be 3 to 4 feet from the floor for optimal comfort if the upwards orientation ((hose comes out from the top) is desirable.

Pipe Runs

Don't hesitate to cut the PVC ropes with a miter box at a great angle of 90°. We also recommend using the deburring instrument on your PVC pipes to ensure that the interior is incredibly smooth. Do not join the pipe until the length of the pipe is adequate to hold the tubing. 

Build at least 44 feet (13.4 m) of the pipe when connecting to another pipe, for example, if you are using a 40 feet (12.2 m) pipe. The pipe runs often involve a loop before returning to the power unit in order to ensure you have enough pipe to store the pipe.

When installing pipe straps to cover the piping installed, protect against pinching the pipes so as not to interfere with the hose's movement within the device that doesn't make the pipe secure enough.

Any burrs or unnecessary glue glob can snap and destroy the tubular tubing sock. Make sure that the adhesive is only placed on the male end and not the female, to stop this. 

Hide a hose vacuum partsMaking sure all burrs are separated from the cutting ends of the tubing. Inspect the pipe closely to ensure that the interior of the pipe is clean and circular. 

In the pipe portion that houses the pipe, only fixtures designed for retractable tube systems only are preferred to be used. The more and the further the 90-degree bends, the more strength it needs to separate the tubing from the valve. 

Aim not to use on each valve more than four 90-degree bends. Work to stop backward elbows and even try to space them as much as you can.

Low Voltage Wiring

Much as in normal central vacuum installation, it’s advisable to use low voltage wire to each inlet. Link the two links to the low voltage wire from the switch (outside the valve). 

Do an electric conductivity assessment before covering the wall until the small tension wires are attached. We further advise that a suction trial test be carried out to ensure that the device is fully sealed before further application. For further inquiries, contact Think Vacuums and get free consultation.

References and Resources

Understanding built-in vacuum systems

Water lift ratings on vacuums