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Husky Storm Central Vacuum any good @ Costco?

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1point8t wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2015 4:56 pm
I received the Husky vacuum yesterday and noticed that the top of the box was missing the staples from the factory and was taped. After looking through the contents I noticed the vacuum was not securely seated, half the accessories were missing and the other half were incorrect and generic parts not relevant with the accessories inckuded Husky.

Thank you Costco for shipping me a used vacuum with missing and incorrect accessories! Now I have to waste more time with returning and having them ship another.
Costco.ca does not ship the items, the Car Seat, curling iron, Central Vac, etc. have all shipped direct to me from the company not Costco.
Look at the shipping label and packing slip, it should have shipped from Neura-Air. Call them and they should ship you another one or re-order and return to your local Costco.
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Hi RFD folks,

I don't know anything about central vacuums -I am in process of educating myself last few days. I have a 5 level back-split house and close to 3000 sq ft. Will it be an overkill to purchase Husky Storm instead of Husky Sprint central vacuum?

Husky Storm: http://www.costco.ca/.product.100118315.html
Husky Sprint: http://www.costco.ca/.product.100125501.html

I am willing to spend a little bit extra, but I am afraid of 'too much' suction power. Please advise.

Thank you.
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kruel wrote:
Apr 6th, 2015 10:47 pm
Hi RFD folks,

I don't know anything about central vacuums -I am in process of educating myself last few days. I have a 5 level back-split house and close to 3000 sq ft. Will it be an overkill to purchase Husky Storm instead of Husky Sprint central vacuum?

Husky Storm: http://www.costco.ca/.product.100118315.html
Husky Sprint: http://www.costco.ca/.product.100125501.html

I am willing to spend a little bit extra, but I am afraid of 'too much' suction power. Please advise.

Thank you.
I received an email response from Nuera Air.

Purchasing a Husky Storm would not be a mistake. With the description of your home that you provided, I am actually more inclined to recommend the Storm over the Sprint.
While the Sprint would be sufficient, you are approaching the limit for square footage. The Storm would ensure a strong performance throughout the entire home, especially at the extremities of the home.
Add in the fact that the Storm is currently on special for just $50 more than the Sprint and the Storm becomes the more logical choice.
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kruel wrote:
Apr 6th, 2015 10:47 pm
Hi RFD folks,

I don't know anything about central vacuums -I am in process of educating myself last few days. I have a 5 level back-split house and close to 3000 sq ft. Will it be an overkill to purchase Husky Storm instead of Husky Sprint central vacuum?

Husky Storm: http://www.costco.ca/.product.100118315.html
Husky Sprint: http://www.costco.ca/.product.100125501.html

I am willing to spend a little bit extra, but I am afraid of 'too much' suction power. Please advise.

Thank you.
I am in the market for a central vacuum too. What's the problem if the vacuum has too much power?

On another note, from their website:
With the exception of the Pro 20 model which is also offered in (110-120V), the Husky product line is only available for international customers (220-240V).
So this thing need a dedicated double pole breaker? Oo
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pathfinder35 wrote:
Apr 9th, 2015 5:54 pm
I doubt it requires a separate breaker - the huskyvac.com website doesn't seem to list this Storm model.

I'm going to check if it's available in store, which I doubt as the website usually mentions if it is.
The only central vacuum I saw at my local Costco was the Electrolux. Anyway, I bought it today, waiting for the delivery now.

Their website says that only 1 model is 110-120. The rest are 220-240V.
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jfmartel wrote:
Apr 9th, 2015 9:47 pm
The only central vacuum I saw at my local Costco was the Electrolux. Anyway, I bought it today, waiting for the delivery now.

Their website says that only 1 model is 110-120. The rest are 220-240V.
Alright just received the unit today. The unit requires a normal 15 amp breaker. The manual is very short. No information on how to use the unit, just the basic installation note. It does not specifies the amp required by the unit. The electric cord is very short, the outlet has to be directly below the unit. No muffler also. I guess I'll have to buy one seperatly. No information about this in the manual.

I hope their online support is good. The unit looks good, but the documentation given is very poor IMO.
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I received mine last week. Very quiet and lot more power then my 30 year old electrolux. No muffler needed.
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I bought the Husky Storm from Costco.ca and as others have said it was very quiet, but there are two notable issues with it:
1) The intake pipe from the top of the unit is not a standard 2" PVC pipe that is used in central vacuum rough in's. I even tried to adapt a 90 degree elbow to it only to find that the OD of the 90 degree elbow matches the OD of the intake pipe supplied by Husky. In any event I taped the two together as a temporary measure. Not off to a good start...

2) The power head that was equipped with the unit does not have as much pull as my Eureka unit as it doesn't leave the "brush trail" on the carpet. I tried all 6 adjustments and it didn't make any difference. I looked in the manual and online for more information about the power head but I came up empty handed as the manual provides only a brief description of the unit and nothing about the power head. I have to admit the suction is good, but those flaws turned me away from the unit.

Needless to say I've returned the unit back to Costco.
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wrcfocus wrote:
Apr 25th, 2015 9:16 pm
I bought the Husky Storm from Costco.ca and as others have said it was very quiet, but there are two notable issues with it:
1) The intake pipe from the top of the unit is not a standard 2" PVC pipe that is used in central vacuum rough in's. I even tried to adapt a 90 degree elbow to it only to find that the OD of the 90 degree elbow matches the OD of the intake pipe supplied by Husky. In any event I taped the two together as a temporary measure. Not off to a good start...
You needed to cut a piece of regular (which is male) vacuum pipe to join the two together as they are both female end pipes. I found that out as well - my old vacuum had the male end sized pipe so it fit together with the existing 90 degree elbow.

edit: received my vacuum on the weekend and installed it. Very quiet! Good suction. As the reviews online at Costco state, the motorized head isn't the greatest just ok.
Also the instruction manual is pretty skimpy - it should list the parts that are shipped with it so you know what you should be getting.
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So the Husky Storm Central is on sale again for $590 ($160 off) on costco.ca

http://www.costco.ca/Husky-Storm-Centra ... 18315.html

I am in a 1 year old townhouse (around 2400 sq foot), that's apparently setup for central vacuum system in garage.

Seems it's recommended over the smaller Husky sprint kit (reg priced $550, rated for 3500 sq feet) because twice the suction power (357 cm of water lift vs 133 cm) for only $40 more.

http://www.costco.ca/.product.100125501 ... ItemViewCP

Do people just install it themselves, or recommend hiring someone to install?
Will I need to order this installation kit to install, or does it come with everything?

http://www.costco.ca/Husky-Central-Vacu ... 44974.html
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cdubb80 wrote:
Oct 5th, 2015 11:58 pm
So the Husky Storm Central is on sale again for $590 ($160 off) on costco.ca

http://www.costco.ca/Husky-Storm-Centra ... 18315.html

I am in a 1 year old townhouse (around 2400 sq foot), that's apparently setup for central vacuum system in garage.

Seems it's recommended over the smaller Husky sprint kit (reg priced $550, rated for 3500 sq feet) because twice the suction power (357 cm of water lift vs 133 cm) for only $40 more.

http://www.costco.ca/.product.100125501 ... ItemViewCP

Do people just install it themselves, or recommend hiring someone to install?
Will I need to order this installation kit to install, or does it come with everything?

http://www.costco.ca/Husky-Central-Vacu ... 44974.html
If your townhouse is setup for it then you don't need the installation kit.
What is found in your garage - a central vac pipe with low voltage wires? Then you just have to mount & connect the vac to the air/dust intake and air outlet pipes and wires...

If you're handy, then you can install it. It may need a support board mounted on the garage wall behind the vac, depending what you have in your garage (finished drywall or just 2 by 4's...etc)

Here is the installation page from the manual
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I bought the storm on sale last time, works really well.

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