A collection of in-depth discussions and explanations covering primarily central vacuum systems, backpack vacuums and their components. Articles cover many topics from concepts of design, component detail, general usage and installation along with some professional editorial about our industry of focus. Most articles are written by Vacdepot's own experts and a few were contributed by select vacuum manufacturers.
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CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM INSTALL FAQ
Installing a central vacuum system in a new or pre-existing home is an easy process in most cases that can be completed in one or two days. Adding a central cleaning system to a residence not only makes cleaning more efficient and convenient, but also adds value to the home that is often 2 - 4 times the initial cost of equipment. Central cleaning is the choice for ...
CENTRAL VACUUM HOSES AND INLETS EXPLAINED
LOW-VOLT, DIRECT-CONNECT, SUPER VALVES - OH MY!
Many things have changed in the preceding 50 years of Central Vacuum history, including many changes to the Central Vacuum hose and inlet valves that have made for more convenient and reliable cleaning systems. While in the early days central vacuum hoses were nothing more than an elongated version of the portable vacu ...
CLOSEOUTS & SPECIALS
SAVE BIG WITH LIMITED OFFER ITEMS & CLOSEOUTS!
All brand new closeout deals are in stock now! These items are limited in quantity and may be sold out without notice. NO BackOrders on Closeouts or Special Offer Items. Limit of 1 each on all special priced closeout items (not including contractor packs). Closeout and Special offer items can not be mixed in Package Deals or other special offers. Some items have special sales terms as listed in ...
HOW & WHY - THE CVS PRIMER
Most people are quite familiar with a central vacuum system. Some others may have seen the inlet plates mounted in their veterinarians office or favorite restaurant, but were never quite sure what it could be. And a few people still may never have know of such a thing as "whole Home Cleaning Systems" until they visited a model home. Central vacuums have a rich history stretching many decades to the first home built units. Popular in the beginning for their tremendous power and capacity, then wel ...
TOTALLY TUBULAR - VACUUM TUBE INSIDE & OUT
Central vacuum tubing was once cast iron, thank goodness things have changed. The size of vacuum tube has also changed
over the last century and the universal standard in the USA is 2" vacuum tube. This differs from schedule 40 plumbing tube (DWV - drain, waste, vent) which is about 2.21" ID. Both tubes are made from the same material, PVC (poly vinyl chloride). Vacuum tube is much thin ...
WESSEL-WERK EBK: GEARED AGAINST THE MACHINE
When you see a quality product with good engineering it's hard not to be excited about it.
When we think of the EBK series Power Brush from Wessel-Werk we get all warm and fuzzy inside, envisioning this amazing nozzle brushing the fibers of carpets all over the world. Do we admire an electro-mechanical vacuum nozzle just a bit too much? Perhaps. Does the EBK340 deserve our lavish affection? Oh yes.
Why so deserving? In one word: GEARED.
Most brands of power bru ...
THE DUST WE BREATHE
The Dust We Breathe
A normal adult breathes
in around 66 lbs. of air every day and it contains literally
billions-upon-billions of dirt particles. Considering that
we spend an average of 90 percent of our time indoors, it
becomes obvious that to keep allergies and irritants at bay,
we should make sure that the air we breathe is as contaminant
free as possible.
VACUUM CLEANER BELTS & PERFORMANCE
Vacuum Cleaner Belts come in many styles, and hundreds of sizes.
Typically, domestic vacuums use a belt to drive an agitation device - also called brush roller. With only a few exceptions, most vacuums use either a flat belt, a round belt (O-RING style) or a geared belt (also called toothed / notched belt).
The Type of belt your vacuum uses is very import ...
JABAT INC. - EXTRAORDINARY EXTRUDERS
IN 1973, the nation faced an energy crisis, “The Sting” won the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Miami Dolphins clinched the first and only undefeated season in the NFL after beating the Washington Redskins 17-3 in Super Bowl VII.
The year 1973 was also notable for the Kulkaski family. It was when Stanley and Theresa founded plastics firm K. Jabat, Inc. in Bound Brook, N.J. What began as a hobby - meant to share the challenges and rewards of small business ownership wi ...
THE AMAZING LINDHAUS PB NOZZLE
The Lindhaus PB Series Powered Brush Carpet Cleaning Nozzle. Help your canister vacuum, central vacuum or backpack vacuum clean it's best.
How a vacuum system cleans on a carpeted surface is a function of two vacuum cleaner actions:
1. Suction (Air Flow)
2. Agitation (Brush Roll)
While both actions are very important to carpet cleaning, Agit ...
WHICH CENTRAL VACUUM IS THE BEST?
Which Central Vacuum is The Best?
It is the single most asked question at Vacdepot, and for good reason. If you browse the web for central vacuum power units you will find dozens of products that claim to be the best. There are many brands and models of central vacuum power unit, and each one may be best for someone - but not every models is best for everyone. If you are installing your own central vacuum o ...
ASPRIA CVA360 SERIES ATTACHMENT KIT COMPARISON
Comparison chart of the CVA360, CVA360D & CVA360U Aspria Souveran central vacuum attachment setsfeaturing the Wessel-Werk EBK360 powerbrush. Compare components, features and accessories side-by-side. ...