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Old 2012-12-28, 05:24 PM
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Default Another Central Vacuum Question - Sundial owners


Does your Central Vac rough in reach the basement? I am questioning the install done at my house. I have my central vac hooked up, there is no pipes or connections or anything in the basement, although my neighbour has connections and pipes in basement.

I have mine connected, it turns on the central vacuum when I plug in the hose but there is no suction. Frustration for a simple install.

I believe it may be a pipe issue. I have searched my entire basement ceiling and there is no pipes for central vacuum there.
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Old 2012-12-28, 11:34 PM
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A standard rough-in for a central vacuum would have pipe dropped to the nearest unfinished space.

Meaning, first floor (and some second floor) inlets will drop to a stub of pipe in the unfinished basement ceiling. There would be a low-voltage wire coming out of the same hole.

Some second floor inlets may drop to the garage ceiling.

If you paid your builder to run everything out to the garage, then you would see piping running horizontally through the basement.
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Old 2013-01-01, 04:59 PM
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sundial's contractor for the rough in is extremely inadequate. When I bought my central vac and the installer came in, he had to rewire some of it cause the sundial contractor totally messed up. Luckily for me, this guy wanted me to be happy (i bought a decent central vac) and wanted to provide me with top customer service. he got it all fixed up and now everything is working.

there was a pipe down to the basement but obviously nothing much more than that. I have the vac upgrade in the kitchen as well and that was done well.
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