How to install an Intelligent Vacuuming System?
Hide a Hose system, known also as Intelligent Vacuuming System, is a tomorrow's technology that is already being used in homes and skyscrapers today
. It is a central vacuum system, that not only simplifies cleaning thanks to easy access to the unit, but also provides excellent efficiency and order (the hose is sea
ted inside the inlet of the sucion unit).
Intelligent Vacuuming Systems consist of central vacuuming systems and hose that is being stored inside walls, that can be even 15m long. Compared to traditional vacuums this solution increases the comfort and efficiency f vacuuming. During the installation process it is crucial to take care of the precision of the whole project; it's quality makes impact on proper suction power and quality of the hose hiding system. Therefore it's important to take care of the installation process the right way, and also to use proper parts and elements, so that system's efficiency can guarantee you full vacuuming comfort.
If Hide A Hose system is installed improperly, it can worsen ease of use of the whole system. That's why it's crucial to plan ahead installation process. Here are the most important points that need to be remembered, so you can use the system with it's full benefits.
Let's start here: vacuuming hose connection (inlet)
Usually placing 1 inlet on each floor is sufficient. Larger properties are an exception, where might be need to use hose longer than 12m; in cases like those, we suggest using additional inlets with shorter hoses which are easier to use.
It's worth noticing, that Hide A Hose inlet is pretty deep, so it requires deep slot in the wall. That's why we should try to place it on full-thickness block (pulley), or, in case of thin room dividers, back it with a plasterboard. You can also pull in a mesh and plaster it on the other side. You should have the final inlet even when you just begun installation process - it will allow to perfectly fit the plate and ideal mounting of the inlet. If you are doing the installation without an inlet, you risk than even with minor imprecision it will become hard to mount the inlet when you approach the final stage of the installation process. In other words - an error on this stage of the installation might make you repeat some parts of the installation process.
Installation and placement of the system, or "less is more"
Before laying down the installation, we should plan it so the amount of bends will be minimal. In hose hiding spot there should be no more than 3 long 90's. It makes impact on easy and light hose drawing. That is really important; we've heard of cases where unqualified assembly worker placed system in such a way that hose drawing was completely uncomfortable. So we repeat - in part of the system where the hose is placed, there should be no more than 3, 90 degrees bends. There is no exception to this rule.
Our suggestion: if you plan vacuum installation in early enough stage of the process, it shouldn't be an issue not only to limit amount of bends to 3, but even to use only 2 bends. Important: in the section where the hose will be hidden, it's forbidden to use bends from regular systems and to create splits. Additionally it's required to lengthen the hose section by 10%, and after this section you can use regular parts or dustpan (e.g. Vroom, Wally Flex / Simply Flex) or regular inlet.
The heart of the system - which suction unit to choose?
Choosing a central vacuum for Hide A Hose systems is completely different when doing so for regular systems. At a glance: we do not base our decision in any way on standard system requirements. For these systems the vacuum needs to be powerful, equiped with a strong engine that will create a high negative pressure. Besides that, if you plan on having a hose that is longer than 9 meters (and in more complex systems) we advise choosing a double-engine unit.
It should be known to anyone planning Hide A Hose system, that there shouldn't be any compromises when choosing a suction unit. Vacuuming power, which is the most important trait of the system, comes not only from professionally mounted system, but also from choosing the right, powerful central unit. This unit should be equiped with engine that is not only powerful, but also of high durability and quality - that will stand heavy workload for years without a problem. That's why it's important to ask what turbines the unit has, because it's efficiency comes not only from it's power, and there are many "budget-friendly" turbines on the market..
In summary: you pay only once for quality. For it's lack - two times or more.
Those who do Hide A Hose installation on their own, stand before seemingly simple question at the start of the process: which brand and what price? Lack of knowledge about differences between central units can lead to choosing a cheaper one, that, according to the manuals, meet technical requirements for the installation process. Well, it's just like with cars: both Fiat 126p and Lexus RX have 4 wheels, but it's only one of the few features they both share. That's why it's important that cheap engines (just like with cars) don't really have anything to do with being budget-friendly or environment-friendly. Bad choice of vacuum can lead to it's overheating or clogging of the system, which drastically shortens it's lifespan and leads to weak drawing in of the hose. Picture this: aforementioned Lexus with Fiat 126p engine in it, will drive like... it's easy to imagine how.
If you need any additional information, help with choosing specific parts of the system or finding trusted contractor - call us, and we wil answer all of your questions.
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