A hide-a-hose central vacuum system is a type of built-in vacuum system that utilizes a retractable hose system, which eliminates the need for storing and carrying a long vacuum hose. Instead of having a hose that needs to be taken out and put away every time you use it, a hide-a-hose system features a central vacuum inlet valve that has a retractable hose built-in. When not in use, the hose is retracted and hidden within the wall, making it a more convenient and space-saving option.
The hide-a-hose system works by using a specially designed hose that is stored within the wall. When the user wants to vacuum, they simply open a valve cover and pull out the length of hose they need. The hose is attached to the valve cover and the vacuum is turned on from a switch located on the handle of the hose.
As the user vacuums, the hose is retracted back into the wall through a series of internal hoses and tubing using the suction power of the central vacuum system. Once fully retracted, the valve cover closes, concealing the hose within the wall.
The hide-a-hose system typically uses a series of inlets located throughout the home, with each inlet connected to a central unit via a network of PVC pipes. The central unit houses the motor and filtration system, which generates the suction power to operate the system. The system can be installed in new or existing homes and sometimes can be retrofitted into an existing central vacuum system.
One of the main advantages of a hide-a-hose central vacuum system is its convenience and space-saving design. The retractable hose eliminates the need to store and carry a long vacuum hose, and the valve covers can be installed in discreet locations, making the system almost invisible when not in use.
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