Build a rough-in installation kit for traditional inlet valves.
Step 1 of 3: Pipe, Connectors, Low Voltage Wire
Note: One inlet with a 30-foot vacuum hose can service approximately 700 to 1,000 square feet of living space.
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Estimated Pipe, Fittings, and Wire for New Construction and Existing Homes:
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Installation Part Descriptions
|Notes on what the part is
for and other information.
|GLUE: Use regular PVC glue. Primer not needed.|
|#501||Tight 90 Ell||1||Goes only on the backing plate (that the inlet cover attaches to). It will be the tightest turn in the system and therefore catch anything long and stiff right at the inlet valve.|
|#502||Sweep 90 Ell||3||The most used fitting for routing vac pipe. The Sweep Ell has a more gradual 90 degree turn than the Tight 90 and is better for air flow.|
Sweep 90 Ell
|1||One end of a spigot fitting fits into another fitting. Great for tight spaces.|
|#504||45 Ell||2||Use these for offsets and thus use less Sweep 90's.|
|1||One end of a spigot fitting fits into another fitting. Great for tight spaces and for offsets. Here is a plumber's secret - a regular 45 and a spigot 45 together can make any angle.|
|#507||Coupling||5||Fits pipe sections together.|
|#508||Sweep Tee||1||Connects a pipe coming from an inlet into the main truck line that runs back to where the vacuum power unit will be. You can use a pictured "Y" fitting instead #509 for better angles.|
|#512||Pipe Strap||3||Pipe straps are used most often under homes, in basements, and when pipe is exposed in closets on some existing home installations.|
|#513||Pipe Collar||1||Used primarily in existing home installations when and if the pipe penetrates any walls. Makes the installation look clean. Remember to slide it over the pipe and wire before gluing.|
|#518||Exhaust Vent||1||If you are venting a ventable central vacuum unit, you will need one or two of these vents.|
|#519||Plaster Guard (two in a pack)||1||Plaster guards are used in new construction installations to protect the backing plate from the drywall process.|
|#523S||Steel Stub||1||When penetrating a fire block wall check local codes. Usually this steel stub connected to couplings and vacuum pipe will do. Glue with rubber cement. Fire rings are available too.|
(10 8ft sections)
(10 4ft sections)
(Four 4ft sections)
|PVC Pipe||20ft||Vacuum pipe, or tubing, is made specifically for central vacuum systems. It is thin wall PVC with a 2-inch outer diameter fitting perfectly into vacuum fittings creating a smooth turn so no objects can "catch an edge". When gluing, use PVC cement on the pipe end only and push into the fitting with a slight turn. No glue residue will be inside the pipe.|
|SuperValve comes with both the rough-in mounting plate (to which an electrician runs Romex from a nearby source) and the inlet cover plate to put on after drywall and paint. Low voltage wire is ran to the inlet as well.|
Can be used in New Construction as well.
|New or Existing Construction
|3 in 1
Backing Mounting Plate
|#540||Low Voltage Wire||30ft||You will need approximately 30 feet of 20/2 low voltage wire per vacuum inlet.|
|#545||Wire Ties||5||Strap the low voltage wire to the pipe at each major elbow and every 4-feet.|
(toe tick automatic dustpan)
one in the kitchen
|This very popular add-on is a bit more difficult to install than a traditional inlet but worth the effort. You need the installation supplies above as for any other inlet valve.|