FAQ Central Vacuum System Installation

General FAQ

• Automatic dustpans?

There are really convenient central vacuum floor inlets available that turn on with your foot. Sweep debris with a broom over to the floor level vacuum inlet, for instance under a kitchen cabinet, and suction all the mess away without ever bending over. These inlets are the most difficult to install but can bring a lot of satisfaction and save you a lot of work.

• Exhausting necessary?

Check for manufacturer recommendations or local regulations concerning exhaust venting. One great advantage to the Eureka Zuum Z-Series with the True HEPA filtration option is that it does not need venting to the outside.

• Existing home installation?

These jobs can be quite easy!. Central vacuum systems often use closets, soffits, air ducts, pantries, basements, stud bays, and any other hidden spaces to run the pipe and wire.

• How difficult to install?

Although it may not be quite as simple as installing a sprinkler system, a central vacuum system is really quite easy to install. It takes approximately one day for most homes.

• How many inlet ports?

A typical home needs approximately one inlet to cover 60 square meters of living space. One inlet in a hallway can access two or three bedrooms. Some modern homes only require one inlet in a central area.

• How to cut and glue the PVC?

To avoid future clogs, cut the pipe with a tubing cutter (not a hacksaw) and make sure to remove all edge cut burrs. Glue the male end only of the joint to prevent creating ridges inside the pipe connection.

• How many inlet ports?

There is only one operator at a time for a residential central vacuum unit like the Eureka Zuum and The Boss Series.

• Penetrating the firewall?

Check local regulations regarding the necessity of a steel pipe or fire collar to penetrate the firewall if the power unit is located in the garage.

• Routing and connecting pipe runs?

Use sweep elbows throughout the pipe run (but use a short elbow at the inlet valve) and always use (2) 45-degree bends for any offset jogs instead of (2) 90-degree bends. The main runs can be under the house or above in the attic. Minimize the amount of fittings whenever possible.

• When to install?

The pipes and wiring are installed before the drywall is up and as the electrician is finishing. Use temporary plaster guards to protect the interior of the pipe at the mounted backing plates while interior construction is finished.

• Where Can I Find the Closest Central Vacuum System Installer

That's easy. Just check our support section on this web site.

• Where do I get installation supplies?

All central vacuum systems use the same supplies for the rough-in. Only the Cleaning Tools and Power Units are different. Supplies are available through the location where you purchased the power unit or you can contact your local distributor listed in the support section of this website.

• Where do inlets go?

Place all inlets away from doors, furniture, front door entry, or other inconvenient locations. The inlets are placed at the same height as the electrical outlets in the home.