How to Install a Central Vacuum System

How to Install a Central Vacuum System

WED | How to Install a Central Vacuum System | A central vacuum is a permanent system that is designed to clean the small dust-dry particles and liquid that have low viscosity. The measurement of the pipe, wand, and other accessories depends upon the size of the litter and the area to be cleaned via a central vacuum system. A few initiatives might help install the central vacuum system.

It is easier to install central vacuum systems in fairly new buildings due to the ease of installing tubing. However, they can also be retrofitted into existing buildings and factories, depending upon the access to a basement or attic for placement of tubing.

Steps to take for installing a central vacuum system are following:

Plan according to the area

Before installing a central vacuum system, it is essential to consider the area to be cleaned and the size of the dirt particles to be cleaned up. This would help in planning the placement of the vacuum system. However, some factories have worse construction and uneven surfaces with different particle sizes in it, therefore, it is important to evaluate the condition and surroundings of the areas before installing the central vacuum system.

Power unit location for CVS

Power units are usually found in the lowermost floor of the building in the utility section or a power supply panel. Some of the systems have a disposal canister connected to the power unit, therefore, it must be placed near an exterior wall to run the exhaust line. These locations must have enough space for an exhaust pipe, canister, motors, and connecting tubes. The area where power units are installed must be well-ventilated to avoid high temperatures. Moreover, some plants are extremely big so their units are located at the outer side of the building adjoining multiple tubes.

Below is an image that is showing a power unit for central vacuum system

Figure 1 Power Unit for Central Vacuum system

Tubing System

The tubing system reserves less space. The main focus of implementing the tubing system is to keep the cleaning system short. These tubes or pipes can be molded according to the location from different angles.

It is recommended to begin the installation process with the socket that is furthest and work backwards to check for the bends in the tubing system. The idea is to avoid 90-degree bends and maximize airflow, decreasing the risk of possible blockage. The majority of modern tubing is available in 42mm diameter pipes, however, flexible hose with 60 to 90-degree connectors can also be used.

Wall inlets placement

Inlet valves are located to reach each tube individually. In some factories, the tubing system and the wall inlets are allocated along the walls while some offices have them installed inside the wall. Usually, the inlet valves are located at 90° angle to avoid insertion of any kind of objection, however, some factories have inlet valves installed at 45° angle.

Placement of wall inlets is essential as it will be an important factor that can raise the cost of a system and increase the possibility of air leaks, decreasing the suction ability of the system. Therefore, the number of inlets for a particular floor must be kept to a minimum.

Typical central vacuum cleaner power unit for residential use (North America)