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Ducted/Central Vacuum System Low Suction Causes

Posted by Michael Sansom on

The following can cause low suction

  • A blockage in the vacuum system hose and vacuum system tools,
  • One of your vacuum system pipes may have come apart or be cracked,
  • A leak could be in the system somewhere,
  • A dirty or blocked filter/ filter bag or
  • A fault with the vacuum system power unit.

Always check all inlets for a blockage as unless the blockage is close to the power unit some of the other inlets may work fine.
If all the inlets seem low on suction there could be a blockage close or at the vacuum system power unit.

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Will a Switch Hose be Compatible with my Ducted Vacuum System?

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Ducted vacuum switch hoses have a switch on the handle which allows you to switch your ducted vacuum system on or off at any time without going to the inlet. This can be useful when the phone rings or there is a knock at the door whilst you are vacuuming.

Our switch hoses are fitted with a tapered cuff to suit all inlet valves and come with a vacuum hose handle to suit all standard vacuum wands and tools and are compatible with all built in vacuums, ducted vacuums, central vacuum systems, including brands such as Vacu Maid, Valet, iCentral, AstroVac, AussieVac,Auskey, Attila, DAS, Cyclic, Hoover, Lux, Slient Master, Electrolux, Electron, EVS, Hills, Volta, Premier Clean, Beam, Typhoon, Monarch, Pullman and more.

If you are upgrading from a standard hose to a switched hose please check all of your inlets as they must have 2 pins on the inside the flap of the inlet in order for the hose to work. See picture below.

Switch hoses are not compatible with very old inlets that have a switch on the flap or a single ball bearing switch.
If you not sure if your inlets are compatible please contact us or email us a photo of one of your inlets with the flap open.

We sell replacement inlet plates and trim plates that are compatible with switch hoses.

Link to our inlet Valves

If you have any questions please call on (07) 3277 0011 or email us at email@electricalresults.com

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Vacuum Tool Sizes Explained.

Posted by Michael Sansom on

It is very important to utilise the tool that is designed to perform a particular cleaning job in order to obtain full efficiency from your system. There are a range of special carpet & flooring tools available which are not included as part of the standard tool kits. For example these include a mini turbo brush, a pet grooming tool, and more. All of Electrical Results’ quality vacuum tools, vacuum wands, hose handle and vacuum hoses are designed to fit standard 32mm vacuum fittings as found on built in vacuums, ducted vacuums, central vacuum systems, including brands such as Vacu Maid, Valet, iCentral, AstroVac, AussieVac,Auskey, Attila, DAS, Cyclic, Hoover, Lux, Slient Master, Electrolux, Electron, EVS, Hills, Volta, Premier Clean, Beam, Typhoon, Monarch, Pullman and more.

Vacuum Hose

Hose measurements are
32mm internal diameter, 39mm external diameter

Ducted vacuum hose cuff

Tapered from 36mm to 39mm

Vacuum Wand

32mm internal diameter measured at the top of the wand and tapered at the bottom of the wand 30mm to 32mm.

Vacuum Hose Handle BEP

Tapered 30mm to 32mm

Vacuum Tools

All of our vacuum tools are design to fit 32mm vacuum wands and BEPs
32mm Measured internally.

Compatibility

32mm is the standard size for all ducted vacuum systems such as AstroVac, AussieVac, Beam, Cyclic, DAS, Electrolux, Electron (EVS), Hills, Vacu maid, Volta, Premier Clean, Auskay, Pullman, Attila, Silent Master and more. Note -Some domestic and commercial vacuum cleaners use 35mm, 36mm or 38mm vacuum tools.

Our vacuum tools are not compatible with vacuum cleaners that use non standard tools. These can be identified by not being circular and the easiest way the ensure our tools will fit is to measure the internal diameter of one of your old tools.

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Vacuum Hose Handle (Bent End Piece, BEP) Installation Instructions

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The BEP is only compatible with standard vacuum hose (approximate 32mm internal diameter, 39mm external diameter) and is not compatible with ducted vacuum switch hoses.

For use with all 32mm vacuum systems such as built in vacuums, ducted vacuums, central vacuum systems, all systems with a 32mm diameter wand, including brands such as Vacu Maid, Valet, iCentral, AstroVac, AussieVac,Auskey, Attila, DAS, Cyclic, Hoover, Lux, Slient Master, Electrolux, Electron, EVS, Hills, Volta, Premier Clean, Beam, Typhoon, Monarch, Pullman and more.

Tools required for fitting – Small flat blade screw driver and a sharp knife. Optional – contact adhesive.

1. Remove the existing handle from your vacuum hose by detaching the clip ring at the rear of the hose handle. To remove the clip ring, press the two recessed clips with a small screwdriver. Unscrew the old cuff clockwise.

If the old cuff is glued to the hose or the hose is split near the handle, then cut the hose behind the existing cuff or split using a sharp bladed knife. Ensure the cut is perpendicular (not angled).

2. Slide the new clip ring over the end of the hose oriented as shown.

3. Screw the new adaptor cuff to the end of the hose. The cuff screws onto the hose anticlockwise.

3b This step is Optional – before screwing the cuff into position, put a small amount of contact adhesive glue applied about 10mm from the end of the hose, this will ensure that the cuff will not gradually unscrew from the hose during normal use. Clean any excess glue off the cuff to ensure that the new handle can swivel on the hose.

4. Slide the end of the hose fitted with the cuff into the rear of the new handle.

5. Push the clip ring against the rear of the handle and press so that the two clips snap into place.

Your new hose handle is now ready for use.

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