Central Vacuum Hoses are your link from the central vacuum inlet on the wall to tools you are using for cleaning. They have gotten a bad rap over the years due to their length and weight. Thankfully today's modern hoses are lightweight, crush proof and can even retract into the wall! Get an extension if you don't have quite the length of hose you need to reach everywhere. Central Vacuum Hoses come in a variety of lengths. Standard Central Vacuum Systems are typically roughed in for a 30ft hose length. Electric hoses (necessary for use with a power nozzle) come in 30ft and 35ft lengths. Air hoses start at 30ft and can come up to 60ft in length. Retractable hoses come in 30ft, 40ft, 50ft and 60ft lengths.