Is the grooming technique any different with a vacuum cleaner? No, groom as usual, the tools have been especially deigned for easy removal of hair, dander, dried mud etc and the powerful vacuum suction quickly transfers the dirt to the bag.
Can the EquineVac be used on other animals? Yes, dogs especially love it, cats however do not. There is even a special pet grooming tool, made out of washable rubber, for deep down grooming.
What else can I use the EquineVac for? Everything you would normally use a powerful utility / workshop vacuum. Clean up rugs, numnahs, and other tack. Clean out the horsebox including the living area, the EquineVac is wall mounted so you can move it from the stable to horsebox when out traveling. Clothing can be cleaned of dried mud etc. You can even vacuum yourself before going home, no more horse hair in the car.
What about vehicles? The EquineVac is ideal for cars and 4x4's as it is based on the awarding winning GarageVac. Don't risk damaging or dirtying your domestic vacuum, take your vehicle to the wall mounted EquineVac with it's 12 meter (40 foot) stretch hose.
What other tools ship with the EquineVac? You also get: a powder coated aluminum adjustable height 'wand' (not a cheap plastic one); a handy wall clip to store the wand, a floor tool for use on hard surfaces and vehicle carpets etc; an upholstery tool with removal bristle brush head ideal for rugs and car seats; a crevice tool, a soft 'dash' brush for dashboards or soft cleaning of tack and a special 'snake' pipe which is used to get into clean those hard to get areas such as the space between the car door sill and seat. The top tool caddy stores these tools for easy access.
How easy is it to buy replacement bags? Very, either from your local EquineVac distributor or on-line. The bags ship as a pack of 5 and include additional power unit filters. These are HEPA filter bags and not inferior quality paper based bags.
How long will it take to install my EquineVac? The surface mounted vacuum unit takes about 10 minutes a template is provided to get the screw holes in the right place!
What is the advantage of a wall mounted vacuum? Because the power unit is stationary, there is no heavy vacuum cleaner to lift or drag and no closet space is required for storage. The vacuums last much longer than canisters or uprights because they are stationary, which means they are not being banged against walls etc, protecting your vacuum cleaner, your horse and yourself (a good kick can turn a canister vacuum into a missile).
How powerful is the vacuum cleaner? It has a 5.5 amp motor with 100 of H2O lift. This is comparable with any top quality industrial vacuum cleaner.
How much dust does the bag hold? 3.5 kgs (8 pounds), depending on the type of debris. The patented ribbed vacuum chamber allows the bag to fill completely without collapsing, thereby utilizing the entire bag.
What type of filtration does EquineVac have? EquineVac comes standard with a five layer HEPA type filtration system that filters up to 99.97% of dirt, dust and allergens down to 3 microns in size. Great for allergy sufferers.
If I have a surface mounted unit, can I use it in other places? Yes, the EquineVac is also be portable. So now you can move your central vacuum between the stable, horsebox, or cottage.
Would I need any special tools to install my EquineVac? A simple Leatherman tool can be used to install the EquineVac.
What is the warranty? All Intervac manufactured EquineVac's come with a 6 year power unit warranty and a full refurbishment service is available outside the warranty period. Tools and accessories are supplied with a 1 year warranty.
Can I vacuum up water? No. EquineVac not designed as a wet/dry vacuum. This is due to the HEPA filtration, which wet/dry vacuums are unable to accommodate.
Do I have to install it vertically? No, EquineVac is the most versatile vacuum cleaner you’ll ever own. It can be mounted horizontally or on its side as well as vertically
How does the EquineVac clean such a large area? Each EquineVac is a self-contained unit with its own motor and dust bag. With a 40’ hose you can clean an area from about 84 to 140 sq. m. / 900 to 1500 sq. ft., depending on the installation.
Where does the air discharge? The air discharges from the bottom of the unit. With EquineVac's high filtration system you can be assured that dirt will not be returned. Always check the filtration rating on ANY vacuum cleaner you purchase!
Why do you sell the stretch hose not a standard hose? Each hose has its own merits. A standard vacuum hose is lighter weight but it is inconvenient to store. With the stretch hose, it is quick to connect, making it ideal for quick clean ups, and it shrinks to just 1.2m / 8’ so it is simple to store. If you need to change from the stretch hose to standard hose please contact us for advice.
How does the EquineVac vacuum cleaner compare with a standard upright or canister? EquineVac units have more suction power than most of the standard vacuums in retail stores.
My vacuum cleaner stopped running. What should I do? The most common cause is a clogged hose or tool, so check that first. The motor is protected so it can not burn up and will require about an hour to cool down and reset.