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Old 02-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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I am in the process of replacing my central vac system, running it through the basement joists versus through the attic, as is current. There is one section where two runs come together that may become a "clog" point.

Is there anything I can install to allow access to this area just in case. Something that can be easily removed and replaced without compromising the vacuum effect.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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Depends, what the lines made of?
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=19

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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Standard 2" PVC
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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My vac has a connection in the garage near the unit that is a T having a long radius sweep into the flow direction. It's a little difficult to describe so if I can remember I'll snap a pic tomorrow if you think it would help.

I found one at this link similar except mine has the spring loaded cap to seal when not in use.

http://www.vacuumstore.com/Merchant2...ry_Code=CV-PVC

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I think I know what you mean. Neat way to allow clearing obstructions. I guess I could probably just use a spare outlet? Never though of that.
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Besides access as a clean out the female Tee Y gives you a long radius for a lot better air flow than a common T - Bull Headed - at the intersection of the 2 runs. And at the price those fittings are a Tee Y could be placed anywhere one would think it would be needed.

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