Vacdepot sources intrasystem fittings and 2" vacuum tube used in CVS-I install kits from IAPMO listees which are UMC compliant and all wire and cable ties are UL approved. Every CVS-I Do-It-Yourself central vacuum install kit comes with install manuals and video on CD-ROM that can be viewed on your PC or printed for easy reference along with additional product instructional materials and product video. And for safe delivery, CVS-I install kits include professional packaging for both the fittings and tube, using custom packaging that protects the pipe ends from chipping and damage in transit.
Standardized, Interchangeable & Expandable
Installation kits are available for various application sizes from 1000 sqft. up to 10,000 sqft and beyond. CVS-I Kits are rated for size by the number of valves and the length of tube included (i.e. model U05130RV includes 5 inlets & 130ft of tube). All install kits are able to inter-operate with any other CVS-I install kit with tube sold by Vacdepot and connect with any central vacuum system using standard 2" vacuum tube. Multiple kits may be added together to achieve the materials needed to cover a larger installation. All square foot ratings are estimates based on the amount of pipe and the number of inlets included, some installations may need more or less than the normal amount of materials due to the layout of the home or other special needs. Find the kit you need by measuring your application for the number of inlets required and roughly estimating the tube required for the complete system.
Vacdepot RV series Install Kits
Vacdepot offers one of the widest selections of inlets styles and colors to fit most every requirement of both function and style Each CVS-I install kit with standard Universal inlet door is available in your choice of deluxe full door or conventional round door inlets in multiple colors. The most popular inlet used today the rectangular full door inlets offer a finished look that is similar to wall switches and electrical outlets. The standard inlet is also available with traditional "round door" to match older inlets. Our standard Universal full door inlets are the Vaculine 5590 series with a quality matte finish and full 180° opening door.
The available round door inlet are Plastiflex brand with circular matte finish and 90° opening door. New Hayden model 2005 Side-Open full door inlets are also available at no additional charge in the RV series install kit. Side-Open is a full door with matte finish available in white or almond and offer a more modern style with easy access with 180° opening door. In addition to the U_RV series (Universal Regular Valve), Vacdepot also offers the U_DV series (Universal DECO Valve), D_SV series (Direct Super Valve) and D_EV series (Direct ElectraValve) install kits. Each install kit series includes it's own valve type in either Universal (low-volt only) or Direct (dual voltage inlet). See the similar items tab for all install kit options.
The Universal Inlet type, also called a low-volt inlet, includes integrated low-voltage connectors that will control your central vacuum power unit with the hose. The Universal Inlet is used most often in homes of mostly hard flooring where brush nozzles or turbo cleaning attachments will be used. Universal inlets can also be installed in homes with carpeting when used in conjunction with dual-voltage Universal Connect (corded/pig-tail) power brush attachments kits.
This arrangement lets you use an electrically powered brush by plugging a hose cord into any outlet nearby the Universal inlet. Universal Inlets with powered brush applications are used most often in retrofit (pre-existing home) installations. If your new-construction home will contain large areas of wall-to-wall carpeting that you will clean with a powered brush system you should consider the even more convenient to use Direct Connect inlet style, available in both D_SV SuperValve and D_EV ElectraValve install kits - see similar items tab.
Which Kit Do You Need?
CVS-I installation kits differ in feet of tube per inlet. Most often the more inlets you install the less pipe you will use per inlet, with the average about 20 feet of tube per inlet. Each inlet will cover an estimated 450 - 650 sqft of floor space when using a 30-foot hose. While most installations will need just one install kit, some others may do better by mixing two kits to achieve the number of valves and length of tube you need. Be sure to add additional tube if you have a long run to your power unit, want to add an exterior exhaust or want to add a vacpan sweep inlet. It is almost impossible to have too many inlets, but having too few can defeat the entire convenience of using your new central vacuum system. If you are installing your first central vacuum system you might find our CVS Install FAQ helpful to read before you decide which install kit to order, just look under the related articles tab at the top of this page.
What's Not Included? You will need a basic set of tools including a 2-3/8 or 2-1/2 inch diameter auger type (preferred) or bi-metal hole-saw type drill bit. A right angle drill is great if you have it, but not necessary in most installs. Common methods for cutting pipe include miter saw or miter box, any method for making straight cuts - just be sure to always debur your pipe cuts. Other components commonly used in CV installations are standard electrical tape for any low volt splices you may want to make and nail guards for new construction installations.
CVS-I install kits also do not include a muffler, exhaust vent or any of the optional exhaust finish-out. Many CVS power units now include an exhaust muffler so check your model before you purchase an extra. The optional exhaust outlet (vent cover) is available in the accessories section. Exhausting your CVS is a good idea when possible, but optional for all power units except those which are fully cyclonic (unfiltered).
What Are Those Parts For?
Vacdepot's CVS-I installation kits are the most comprehensive in the industry. Our experience in the field has taught us which components will work best for your central vacuum install. All of the fittings and components in CVS-I install kits are the same parts our professional installers use everyday on the job. Most fittings have an obvious function and anyone familiar with PVC will immediately recognize the elbows and couplings used in central vacuum systems. Some fittings are vacuum system specific.
We have the complete list of what each part is named and what it does along with some helpful CVS install tips - just go to the next page.