No PVC piping is required like other central vacuum systems. The Home Cleaning Center is a fully-assembled, self-contained central vacuum center designed to be installed much like an in-the-wall ironing board. It contains the dirt collection bag, vacuum motor, hose and accessories to make this vacuum center a powerful new appliance for the homeowner. The motor driven hose extends or retracts from its own cabinet with the touch of a button. The patented hose system compacts and stores the hose out of sight - The Hose Just Disappears. Small clean-up jobs are so much faster than going for the broom and dust pan. With a hose system reach of 45' feet, cleaning a 1,500 square foot home from one location is a reality (depending upon floor plan and unit).