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Cubby Vac Central Vacuum

Vacs America - Cubby Vac Central Vacuum

Designed to fit into a stud cavity, the Cubby Vac is a 6-ft. tall vacuum unit with accessories and a hose that can be as long as 55 ft.

$1295.00 (As of 7/1/2001)

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Editor's Review: Retractable Central Vacuum

review date: July 1, 2001

As I was heading to the press room at the 2001 National Association of Home Builders Show, having given up hope of discovering any interesting new products, I stumbled onto the Vacs America booth. What caught my eye was a vacuum hose retracting into a wall cavity. I recently installed a central vac in my house and love it--less noise and no dust being kicked up--but dealing with a 30-ft. length of hose is a pain. It makes wrapping and unwrapping an extension cord seem like a pleasure.

Vacs America makes a product called the Cubby Vac, which fits into a stud cavity (the same way built-in ironing boards do). This 6-ft. tall unit contains the vacuum, the accessories and up to 55 ft. of hose. Two buttons on the handle control the motor that extends and retracts the hose.

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Power N/A
Filtration/Dust Collection N/A
Noise N/A
Empty and Clean N/A
Mobility N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Vacs America
Manufacturer's Web Site www.vacsamerica.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-266-1526
Weight N/A
Dimensions 6-ft.-tall unit; 55-ft. hose
Intake Hole Diameter N/A
Power N/A
Size/Capacity 1.25 gal.
Variable Speed N/A
Filter N/A
Impeller Size N/A