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Hide a Hose Users - updgrade!

Posted by ocscott3085 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 8:38

Hi Everyone,
Thanks to all of the wonderful recommendations from Hide a hose users on these forums, I upgraded my standard central vac system with a HAH outlet last summer. Well, last week as I was pulling the hose from the outlet, the cuff where it attaches to the handle completely ripped off the hose. I was actually okay with this as I wanted to purchase a new hose with sock. However, after doing some research on some central vac store websites, I discovered that there's a new hose style available for HAH. It's called a "rapid flex" hose and it's blue in color, doesn't require a smelly sock, and makes your vacuum even more powerful. I was a bit skeptical but gave it a try and could NOT believe how much better the Turbocat ran when hooked up. I thought it worked well before but the suction is now even better! I was a little worried that not having a hose sock would cause scuffs but it just slides around my baseboards without any scratches or marks. I know some of you may be due for a new hose soon so I thought I'd share my experience since you were so generous in sharing yours a few years ago. I believe I only paid $80-something for a new 40ft rapid flex hose but again, well worth it!

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RE: Hide a Hose Users - updgrade!

Glad to hear this. We just had a system installed in our new build. I have not had a chance to use it yet since we're still in construction but our system does include this new hose. Thanks for letting us know your review.

RE: Hide a Hose Users - updgrade!

Is there really a noticeable difference? I called to get the new hose but wasn't sure if I should or not. Anybody else try new hose? I am building so never used HAH.

RE: Hide a Hose Users - updgrade!

For me, it made a significant difference in terms of the ease of pulling it seems more flexible than the regular hose as well as more powerful. I was really torn between ordering the regular HAH with a sock versus the new rapid flex hose. However, the sales woman I spoke to when ordering had purchased one for her own house and said when she used it, the suction felt like a brand new vac system. I was pleasantly surprised when I felt the same and my central vacuum is only two years old. Also, it seems easier to pull out of the outlet too.

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