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Old 02-04-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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We are having our cabinets refaced. One of my central vac outlets/inlets is at the end piece of a cabinet.
The new cabinet face is thicker, so I will need to extend the central vac plumbing by a couple of inches.
Is this easy??,, how would I go about doing this???
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
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I had a bit of trouble a couple of years ago with one that was roughed in, then some paneling was installed. I was installing the vac and I ordered some extension part. I can't remember exactly.

But if you need a couple of inches, I'm afraid you're going to need to cut the pipe and install a repair coupling or two.

I hope you're able to get into where the pipe is.

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They are typically PVC runs.

Cut it inside the wall, and couple it to extend it.
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May find it a special thin-wall tubing sold at vacuum stores- not your standard box store variety plumbing pipe.... hardest part is getting to it under the cabinet in the toe space (as cleveman said). And all parts are glued together... I installed central-vac systems years ago and always before cabinets installed. In my house I added a floor-sweep in a wall next to a door under the stairs -storage for access. Could you change your location from cabinet to a wall nearby?


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The cabinet is shaped like an "L",there is no wall near it, without major re-plumbing.
I can get to some of plumbing from inside the cabinet. There is a coupling part sold fro "think vacuums" on their website. Maybe that would work.
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Cut an access hole in the cabinet bottom (inside, hide later with shelf paper), be sure to set saw blade depth not to cut pipe, add union/short pipe/union or special coupling after cutting pipe. Use screws for further access...add flat 1x backer boards under joint held up by original cabinet bottom board reveal you left when cutting. Add support down to floor under turn-table hardware if needed.

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