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Careful planning of a Ducted Vacuum System is imperative. For the best results from your system, keep the ducting run as straight and direct as possible — using the minimum amount of bends and elbows.Please seek advice from your local Dealer should you have any queries.
DETERMINE POWER UNIT AND OUTLET LOCATIONS
The power unit can be located in a garage (preferably attached to the house), under the house, if clearance permits, plantroom or on the external wall. Please note that if the unit will be exposed to the weather, a weatherproof unit must be installed. It is preferable not to install the unit inside the house.
In determining locations of inlet valves, accessibility and convenience should be kept in mind — for example locations in hallways, near door openings, etc. are ideal locations that will not be obstructed by furniture. To determine the location and coverage of the inlet valve, assume a hose length of 9 metres (standard hose length). If working with a plan, a length of string can be cut according to the scale of the plan (e.g., on a 1:100 scale — cut a 9cm piece of string).With this string, calculate the maximum coverage of proposed inlets. Inlets are best centralised to make maximum use of coverage, remember to allow for proposed furniture, doorways, etc. With an existing hose, measure out a 9-metre length of string and starting from the end of the home, see how much area can be covered. It is always advisable to have some overlap to allow for unseen obstacles.
Once the power unit and outlet locations have been determined, work out the ducting run to join inlets together and back to the unit.
If the house is on a concrete slab or has no under floor access, the ductwork will be run through the roof back to the motor location. The pipe work is clipped to the rafters and dropped down to studs to each inlet. NOTE: Always work up and down with the studs — do not run ductwork through studs.
If the floor is timberlined and there is ample crawl space, the pipework can be installed underneath the house, clipping the pipework to the floor joints or bearers and run up to each inlet. See diagrams for the different installation procedures.
When the pipework is finished,the wiring for the 24-volt control circuit has to be installed. Starting from the inlet furthermost from the motor, run the twin active cable along the pipework connecting each inlet in series. Bring the wire through the hole provided in the back plate, and tie a knot so the wire will not be lost. If home under construction, screw the plasterguards on to the back plates using 2” self tappers.The plasterer will cut around leaving perfect size hole.
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