Originally Posted by CWS4322
The kick plate option for the central vac is quite common here--many homes have CV. I don't, but many of my friends have it. I'd never seen it until I moved to Canada. I went with the Roomba instead of CV because of the size of the canister and having to haul it out of the basement to empty it. And, no place to conveniently store that gadzilla length hose.
The house I'm moving into is less than 600 sq ft, so no need for central vac ha ha ha ha.... It's like the size of the living room I'm sitting in right now. The trade off is that it's 10 min out of town, and waterfront property. The shoreline on the property is literally 6 times longer than the house. Unfortunately, the lake it's on has a really bad algae bloom problem, so it's only good for boating and swimming in the spring, but it's still beautiful, and has lots of crappie in it. It's a really popular ice fishing lake, so we might even build a little ice house. That would be a fun project :)