CH230 is rated
Rated 4 out of
Basic Central Vac Hose that does the job
Bought this to replace 16 year old original central vac hose that had developed a leak. Hose is a direct replacement for original but slightly larger internal diameter (1-3/8 vs orig 1-1/4"). On/Off switch in handle is helpful and at 30ft this is a couple or three feet longer than original hose which resolved just out of reach issue in farthest corner of 2-story house.
Works great! slight "new plastic odor" which seemed to fade out within a week or so out of the box- Changed central can filter bag and ran a few system cleaning/deoderizing cloths through which helped that. Knocked one star off because design for electrical contacts to support switch allows hose to be inserted and twisted in such a way that there is either no power or power on all of the time to the central unit due to overly large gaps between contact segments. It's a non-issue once you know, but at first we thought we had a defective unit. No instructions were included that might have warned us although it was easy enough to figure out and work around. Only time will tell about durability, we use a hose sock which protects the hose and baseboards/furniture.Does the job and is an improvement over earlier model standard hose. Price was great and delivery was on-time. As of now, would do it again.
Date published: 2013-04-30