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Old 02-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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vacumn stays on all the time. Why?

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Please explain a little more. It stays on sounds like a switch is stuck in the on position inside. Shorted out conductors fused themselves together. Probably needs a new switch.

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vacumn stays on all the time. Why?
If you have central vaccum system then you have control circuit shorted so you will have to find out which one is shorted I know it will not be easy to find it.

The key issue is one of your screw hit the control wire[s] and shorted out.

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vacumn stays on all the time. Why?
ok turn off switch??? more info is needed...
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Sounds like you put a screw in the wall right where the switch wire is and the screw is completing the circut.
Going to have to remove the rock and replace the wire.
There was suppost to be nailing plates over any wires that were not drilled into the middle of the joist.
What length screws are you using?
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i think you hit the nail on the head. But I do not know which switch to replace. Can you elaborate.? you came to the same conclusion that I did but I am not familiar enough with the system
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It's the wire not the switch that needs to be replaced if there's a screw put through it.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but your post says your installing sheetrock. If so remove it so the wire can be replaced.

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What's worse (maybe) is that i've never seen anyone run the low volt wire separate from the piping. Usually it is taped directly to the pipe. Sadly, if you hit the wire, i'm betting you hit the pipe too. Buy a vac pipe coupling while you're at it.

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