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We have a beam built in vacumn system ( old one) there is virtually no suction coming through the hose. I suspect some sunflower seeds were picked up and clogging it somewhere. What to do?

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You need to figure out if it is the hose that is clogged, or in the piping. If in the hose, you can use a long plumbers snake to try to remove the clog. If you have no suction in none of the outlets, then I would suspect the hose, or the main pipe came loose from the cannister. Also are you sure that the cannasiter is coming on? If the blockage is in the piping, you can use the plumbers snake there also.

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