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Old 2007-06-04, 01:46 PM
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Cool Central Vac in the garage or basement

At the design centre, I was told that most people put the canister in the basement these days. They do this to avoid the noise. But what about the dust that can be circulated in the house if we install it in the basement.
They charge us the same for putting the canister in the basement or the garage so I was wondering if most of home builders put the canister in the basement?
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Old 2007-06-04, 02:16 PM
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Depends on the configuration of the house. If the garage is attached, then using the garage for the vac can is best.

If the garage is not attached, then basement is really your only option. This is also cheaper for the builder to do since they don't have to gather up all the pipes and run them to the garage.

The only reason a builder would pipe the first floor to the garage is because they are also finishing the basement.
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Old 2007-06-04, 07:31 PM
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If you put it in the garage, wouldn't you have warm moist air from the house going into the garage, thus causing condensation?

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Old 2007-06-04, 09:38 PM
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Put it in the garage (reduce noise) and exhaust it outside! Bingo, you then have the best of both world! That's what I'll be doing (I've installed it in the garage, all I have to do is to vent it outside..)

You say that it's quieter when it's in the basement... I don't see how that's possible. Garage should be way quieter because it's separated by an outside wall (ie: extra insulation) as opposed to only OSB when it's in the basement.
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Old 2007-06-04, 10:29 PM
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If you put it in the garage, wouldn't you have warm moist air from the house going into the garage, thus causing condensation?
I've had my central vac in the garage for 8+ years and I have never had any problems with condensation. To me, putting it in the garage is the best option (as mart242 explained above).
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Definitely garage.
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Old 2007-06-05, 09:04 AM
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I've always had it in the garage and no problems at all, as for noise I'm not sure why that's an issue when you're cleaning, except if someone is in the garage when you start it up, then it's just funny!!
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Put a muffler on the vacuum as well. It's only 10$ and helps a bit with the noise.
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Old 2007-06-05, 05:21 PM
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except if someone is in the garage when you start it up, then it's just funny!!

People do that to me all the time. If there is no muffler it is LOUD.
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