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amdspitfire 03-07-2013 03:25 PM

Central Vacuum plumbing
 
Previous owner decided it would be nice to take the central vacuum. I installed a new one but the short little flex that was there wont reach the new inlet.

I know its not recommended but can I just go to home depot and use regular home dept sch. 40 pvc elbows and such? Just order a few more feet of the flex from online?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d...9/IMAG0307.jpg

Just looking for the simple option. Thanks

djlandkpl 03-07-2013 07:03 PM

SCH40 won't work. It's a different size. I think Home Depot sells the correct tubing. Unless your manual specs a flex tubing you can use hard pipe.

ktkelly 03-07-2013 08:02 PM

I'm sure there's a CV dealer somewhere close to you.


All you would need to do it right is three sweep 90's, no more than a couple feet of pipe, and some PVC cement.

Better to use hose clamps on the piece of flex. :yes:

gregzoll 03-07-2013 08:07 PM

Step back and take a wider shot of the setup. BTW, you can use a #20-22 Beanies, or if you have a spare telephone jack box laying around, the biscuit plates come in handy for stuff like this, for the wiring for the vac.

amdspitfire 03-08-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djlandkpl (Post 1132044)
SCH40 won't work. It's a different size. I think Home Depot sells the correct tubing. Unless your manual specs a flex tubing you can use hard pipe.

I thought 2'' meant theyd match but saw the diff here:

http://www.centralvacuumstores.com/m...tings_1950.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktkelly (Post 1132088)
I'm sure there's a CV dealer somewhere close to you.


All you would need to do it right is three sweep 90's, no more than a couple feet of pipe, and some PVC cement.

Better to use hose clamps on the piece of flex. :yes:

I live in Bay Area, CA and can't find any local CV dealers. Gotta keep searching or buy online.

The 3 90's and some pipe is exactly what I need.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1132092)
Step back and take a wider shot of the setup. BTW, you can use a #20-22 Beanies, or if you have a spare telephone jack box laying around, the biscuit plates come in handy for stuff like this, for the wiring for the vac.

I'll fix the wiring, thanks for the input :)

djlandkpl 03-08-2013 08:47 PM

Try an electrical supply house.

raoban111 03-08-2013 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amdspitfire (Post 1131885)
Previous owner decided it would be nice to take the central vacuum. I installed a new one but the short little flex that was there wont reach the new inlet.<br />
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I know its not recommended but can I just go to home depot and use regular home dept sch. 40 pvc elbows and such? Just order a few more feet of the flex from online?<br />
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<img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d...0307.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />
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Just looking for the simple option. Thanks

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Up!!!!

amdspitfire 03-22-2013 10:59 PM

I got everything rough connected and had a couple questions:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8...95cdba16_b.jpg
IMAG0417 by amdspitfire, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8...560b5f15_b.jpg
IMAG0418 by amdspitfire, on Flickr

1. Position of clean out looks ok? The vacuum came with it so I figured its good to use and I believe thats about where it should go.

2. Do I glue the coupling to the actual unit too?

3. Regular PVC primer & cement for connections ok?

gregzoll 03-22-2013 11:40 PM

I would use a Fernco, so if you have to remove the unit, you are not having to cut the pipe off. Now of course, there is nothing wrong with using a coupling that you can undo without cutting, but the fernco is the better option. Also, the manufacturer directions that came with the unit, or available online at NuTone's website, would state what you would do in this situation.

djlandkpl 03-23-2013 06:15 AM

The last fitting to the unit does not need to be glued. Looks like you have a nice tight piping job.


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