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The Retractable Hose Central Vacuum System

Hide-A-Hose solves the problem of carrying and storing a central vacuum hose. Simply pull out the amount of hose you need and begin vacuuming. When you are finished, the suction from the central vacuum power unit retracts the hose back into the wall.

How It Works

A lightweight hose is stored in the piping behind each inlet. Simply pull out the hose and engage the lock, attach the cleaning tool of your choice, and begin cleaning.

When you’re finished, disengage the lock, and watch the suction from the vacuum power unit retract the hose back into the wall.

No more carrying a hose from inlet to inlet. With our patented locking system, you will always have the perfect length of hose. You don’t have to pull out 50″ of hose to clean up a mess just 10′ away.

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Why Hide-A-Hose?

Hide-A-Hose combines the powerful performance and health benefits of a central vacuum system with the ease and convenience that surpasses portable vacuums.


Our hoses can be up to 60 ft long, and with our patented locking system, you will always have the perfect length of hose! You don’t have to pull the hose all the way out to clean up a mess just 10’ away. Simply pull, lock, vacuum, and retract. Hide-A-Hose is perfect for both whole house cleaning and quick messes.

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Hide-A-Hose Healthier Indoor Air

Healthier Indoor Air

Despite their filtration systems, most portable vacuums exhaust dust and allergens back into your living space. Even if you can’t see it, most of us recognize that distinct post cleaning smell left by a portable vacuum.

Central Vacuum systems create a much healthier indoor environment since all the dust and allergens are pulled out of the living space and stored in the canister of the power unit which only needs to be emptied out a few times a year.


Unlike Portable or Robot vacuums, Hide-A-Hose systems are versatile. Pick an attachment to vacuum whatever surface you need, including carpet, tile, hardwood, stairs, windowsills, baseboards, upholstery, furniture, shades, cars and more.

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Hide A Hose Saves Space

Saves Space,
Saves Time

By eliminating the need to store hoses in closets, Hide-A-Hose allows for longer and lighter hoses. This innovation reduces the number of inlets by about 50%, meaning you spend less time connecting and disconnecting from vacuum ports.

With Hide-A-Hose, the hose retracts into the wall in seconds, saving you the time and effort of winding up the hose and storing it in a closet.


With a life expectancy of 20+ years, Hide-A-Hose enhances your home’s value and helps ensures its care over the long run.

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Hide-A-Hose Quiet Operation


Central Vacuum Power Units are typically installed in your garage or mechanical room to keep the noise away from your living space.


The Hide-A-Hose System can be installed in both new construction and existing homes, including multi-story homes. The retractable hose is stored in the in-wall tubing while not in use, making the system both easy to use and store.

Traditional (Standard) Central Vacuum Systems can be converted to a Hide-A-Hose Retractable System by adding additional piping in either a crawl space or an attic. Both existing home installations and traditional system conversions can typically be done with no sheetrock repair needed.

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Our one-of-a-kind built-in vacuum systems can be delivered and installed by one of our authorized dealers. We want this process to be as easy as possible for you so we vet the dealers beforehand to save you time and money. Because we are protective of our brand, we personally interview all dealers and connect you with one that is trustworthy for the long term.

Where to Buy Hide-A-Hose

Do It Yourself

We highly recommend having an Authorized Hide-A-Hose Dealer professionally install your system. However, some people prefer to install the system themselves. If this sounds like you, then let us help you build a custom DIY Kit. Before diving in, check out our helpful installation videos and detailed guide below.

made in usa

Made in the uSA

Hide-A-Hose is proudly made in the U.S.A., ensuring top-quality craftsmanship and reliable performance. By manufacturing close to home, we maintain stringent quality control standards and support local industries. Choose Hide-A-Hose for a product you can trust, built with American excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hide-A-Hose system can be installed in most homes when there is access to an attic or crawl space. Your local authorized dealer can visit your home to review installation options.

Sometimes. The Hide-A-Hose retractable hose system stores the hose in the PVC tubing using special sweep 90's and 45's. Available attic or crawl space can be used to add these pipe runs, which could then be connected to your existing system. Your local authorized dealer would also evaluate your power unit and tools for use with the Hide-A-Hose system.

Central vacuum systems are quieter than their portable counterparts. The motor is located in a remote area, like a garage or utility room, reducing noise within the living space. The Hide-A-Hose system takes this a step further with its innovative design that enhances noise reduction.

Central vacuum systems are designed for convenience; however, the Hide-A-Hose Central Vacuum Retractable Hose System takes convenience to the next level. Instead of lugging around a hose, the retractable feature makes cleaning effortless. Connect, clean, and watch it disappear when you’re done.

Hide-A-Hose differs from traditional vacuum cleaners in several significant ways. Firstly, it operates as part of a centralized vacuum system, with a powerful unit typically installed in a garage or utility room. Secondly, Hide-A-Hose features a retractable hose system, allowing users to pull out the desired length of hose from wall-mounted inlets and retract it back into the wall when finished, eliminating the need to maneuver a bulky unit. Thirdly, Hide-A-Hose enhances convenience and mobility during cleaning by eliminating the need to carry or drag a heavy vacuum cleaner from room to room. Lastly, central vacuum systems like Hide-A-Hose provide extensive coverage throughout the home with strategically placed wall inlets, offering greater reach and accessibility during cleaning sessions.

Each inlet contains a hose that can cover between 900 - 2,300 square feet, depending on the length. Hose lengths come in 30, 40, 50, and 60 ft.

Once you purchase a Hide-A-Hose the timeline for installation depends on whether you are placing it into a pre-existing home or a new construction home. When installing a retrofitted hose installation only takes one day. However, with new construction homes the installation time frame will vary depending on the construction progress.

The biggest difference between Hide-A-Hose and Chameleon is the way you lock and seal the hose. With our patented locking mechanism you can lock and seal the hose at any length, which allows you to vacuum with full suction without pulling the hose all the way out. In order to lock and seal the Chameleon, you must pull the hose all the way out. A plastic clip can be used to keep the Chameleon hose from retracting, but there is still limited suction.

Hide-A-Hose offers an exclusive industry leading warranty for customers to get the most out of their new central vacuum systems.


I have always believed in the efficiency and cleanliness of central vac systems. Nearly 30 years ago we had our first one installed with the old-style hanging hose, which was always the worst part of vacuuming! When designing and building our next home, we researched and consequently installed the Hide-A-Hose system. I am so happy with how simple and easy it is to use this hose! Both the company and their products are phenomenal!
Susan Roark
This is the most useful thing you could have for your home! My wife loves it and she really likes the fact that I actually clean up after myself right then and not later. It is extremely easy and convenient to use. When our neighbors, friends and family see it they all want one! They are always amazed at how well the vacuum works and also how quick it is to use and put away. I would and do recommend this to anyone that wants to MAKE THEIR LIFE EASIER and KEEP THEIR HOME CLEANER!
Kyle Hall
The Hide-A-Hose system with retractable hose is the only central vac system worth owning. I'd NEVER go back to the traditional one. The retractable hose really makes it easier to clean up the 'spontaneous' messes to keep our home looking nicer. With the traditional system, I could never get motivated to go dig the hose out of the closet. With the Hide-A-Hose system, I just pull it out of the wall, clean up the mess, then hold my hand over the end of the hose and watch it disappear back into the wall. It is awesome! You are missing out if you don't have this system in your house. By the way, it is VERY affordable. AND WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Lyle Cook
We love the Hide-A-Hose System, it makes up 95% of our sales. We talk everyone into it. They come back and say it was the best money they spent on their home.
Rick Neufeld, Chattanooga Central Vacuums
Before I saw the Hide-A-Hose system I wasn't sure I was going to get a central vacuum system for my new house. I was tired of lugging a bulky hose from inlet to inlet, up and down the steps, and especially shoving it in a closet when I was done, but I knew a portable vacuum was even worse. The Hide-A-Hose system with retractable hose may be the coolest thing in my new home, and because it is more convenient we clean more often, so our home is cleaner and healthier. My friends are very envious!!!
Marcia McGregor, Hudson, OH
As a builder of custom, high-quality homes, I love Hide-A-Hose. With a Hide-A-Hose central vac system with retractable hose I don't need to install as many inlets, which is a huge savings. Plus, I don't like installing outdated technology in new homes. The patented retractable hose system from Hide-A-Hose is the latest, best technology. My customers absolutely love it!
Joe Gretsch, Infinity Homes , Bellevue, WA
I am a HUGE fan of Hide-A-Hose. We retired and moved from Wisconsin to Tennessee in 2021 where we owned land on a bluff overlooking a portion of the Little Tennessee River with the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop. We’d been assembling a list of “wants” for our new home that we were custom building for a few years. A central vacuum system was one of them. But we knew nothing of Hide-A-Hose until our general contractor connected us with a central vacuum installation person. We didn’t have a central vacuum system in Wisconsin and while there are obvious benefits, the thought of wrestling with all that hose was daunting. When the vacuuming is done, it’s a pleasure putting the system to bed. It’s a wonder it took this long for someone to come up with the system. Since I do virtually all the vacuuming, I’m most appreciative of the Hide-A-Hose system.
Bill King, TN
I've had my Hide-A-Hose system for over 10 years and I love it! Now my kids are grown, they have all begged me to put one in their own homes!
Terry Brennan, Metamora, MI

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