ElectraValve Inlet Door (wall inlet, wall valve, inlet valve)|
The inlet door is the finishing cover that acts as a valve where your cleaning hose is inserted into the vacuum tubing system. The Direct Connect inlet door is opened to insert the hose and holds the low volt contacts to activate the remote suction motor along with the 120 volt mini-pin receptacle to power the electric carpet brush. While all modern inlets doors have 1.5" ID openings and two low voltage contacts inside the opening, only Direct Connect inlets also have the high voltage receptical in the inlet which is marked 120V.
The ElectraValve is used most often by CVS professionals who like the flexibility of it's unique rough-in design. ElectraValve rough-in kits and ElectraValve inlets doors are sold as separate items which allows you to choose the items needed for a specific job. Since the 120 volt cable in the ElectraValve has a fitting molded onto one end there is no wiring connections made at the valve and no junction box is required there. This design allows the use of a 90° short elbow in any direction, just as with a standard universal inlet. With exception of wiring the cable into it's power source, all parts of the ElectraValve are installed and operate just like it's Universal inlet cousin.
ElectraValve inlets are often chosen for direct connect inlet retrofits in an existing home. Without a junction box on the inlet retrofits are easier to accomplish using ElectraValve inlets. ElectraValve inlet doors are available in full door configuration in all standard colors including White, Ivory and Almond. New Side-Opening ElectraValve inlet door is also available in white color and provide for additional inlet mounting opportunities including tight spaces like a backsplash or near the baseboard where vertical room is limited. Both full door vertical and side-opening ElectraValve inlets provide a full 180° opening door for easy access. View all Vaculine ElectraValve inlet colors & styles.
Vacdepot also offers the SV series installation kits with Hayden SuperValve direct connect inlet doors. Super Valve is available in Square Door, Full Door and Side-Opening Door designs in many color options. See the similar items tab for the EV series ElectraValve installation kits.
|Mounting Plate (inlet mounting bracket, backplate)|
The mounting plate is attached to a framing stud behind the drywall in new construction by use of its nailing fin with screws. The mounting plate serves as the connector between the inlet door and the vacuum tubing system. The mounting plate accepts a fitting in the back (a short 90° elbow) and has a o-ring seal 1.6" opening in the front.
ElectraValve rough-in kits used a standard mounting plate and also include a mud cover to protect the inlet during construction from overspray and texture. The 120 volt power cable is also part of the ElectraValve rough-in package and is available in a few configurations. While all installations only require 14 gauge cable for powered inlets, a 12 gauge version is also available if required by code to match other wiring within the building. Vacdepot offer both 12 gauge and 14 gauge ElectraValve rough-in kits with a 6 foot length of cable. We also offer the 14 gauge with a extra long 14ft cable if you are unable to connect with a nearby power source. The cable is connected with the nearest source of constant 120V power within the wall and need not be run back to the main panel.
2" PVC Vacuum Tubing, ASTM-F2158 Compliant|
Central Vacuum Systems use a special size and design tube to carry air and debris to the power unit, which is also the collection system that is remotely mounted usually in an attached garage, basement or utility room. All modern CVS PVC is 2.0 inches outside diameter with a .06" thin wall which differs from typical plumbing pipe. CVS-PVC is an extruded pipe much like regular plumbing PVC with a special smooth bore interior. Vacdepot uses IAPMO certified manufacturers which produce vacuum system tubing to the ASTM-F2158 standard. All CVS-I central vacuum tubing is sold in 4'11" (59 total inches) sections referred to nominally as a 5ft stick. Our new 5' sticks are easy to handle, easy to transport and easy to use on the job in attics, service paths, crawl spaces and other tight areas.
Low-Voltage CMG Signal Wire|
The low volt wire in a central vacuum system is used to signal the power unit (suction motor) from the wall inlet. Our CSA approved wire is two jacketed solid 22 gauge copper wires in a CMG style PVC outer jacket. Our low-volt wire is round with internal support for easier pulling over and around objects without snagging. Our wire is rolled for easy dispensing and the flexible 22 gauge goes where you want it and stays there. In most installations the signal wire is run next to the pipe system to enable easy inspection of the signal wire. Wire lengths can be spliced with wire nuts or crimps and electric tape.
PVC Cement |
CVS-I kits may include Vacuflo brand All-Weather, IPS Weld-On brand PVC710 or equivalent. Clear PVC Cement is a regular-bodied and fast setting PVC for all classes of 2-inch PVC tube. Comes in four ounces metal cans with applicator attached to the lid. One 4 ounce can will cover most applications up to 200 linear feet of pipe and 10 inlets. When gluing CVS-PVC always apply glue to the male side of the connection (pipe or spigot), not the inside of a fitting where it may build up and degrade airflow. Always use fast-set cement for vacuum systems, but do not use special "hot" glues.
45° Elbow (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5517W 45 degree elbow is the most important elbow fitting in your central vacuum tube system. Makes pipe connections at standard 45 degree angle, safe for intrasystem use (in-wall and attic locations). Using the 45 elbow you can change the direction of airflow with the least impact on your systems performance. Full depth SOCKET type connection on both ends for direct pipe connection. Also available the CV5519W 30° elbow and the CV5538W 38° elbow fittings for angles also used in home construction.
90° Sweep Elbow (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5510W 90 degree sweep elbow makes pipe connections at standard 90 degree angle, safe for intrasystem use (in-wall and attic locations). The sweep elbow makes long radius turns to maintain airflow and prevent blockages intra-system. Full depth SOCKET type connection on both ends for connection directly with vacuum tube.
90° Sweep Tee (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5501W 90 degree sweep tee provides a 90 degree branch (3 connection) fitting that is swept for safe use intra-system. Sweep Tee's are used most often in branch lines to connect a drop or rise into the trunk line. Full depth SOCKET type connection on all ends for direct connection to vacuum tube.
45° Wye (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5525W 45 degree wye is an excellent low resistance fitting that provides three tube connections. One set of tube connections passes through the fitting with the other intersecting the fitting at a 45° angle. Often used in similar locations as the 90 sweep tee including branch lines connecting a drop or rise into the main trunk. Full depth SOCKET type connection on both ends for direct pipe connection.
Tube Coupling with Stop (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5529W stop coupling joins two lengths of vacuum tube together continuously. Used to create straight tube runs. The stop coupling has a centered rib to ensure both tube ends get equal glue surface. Each tube union will require a coupling, however not every tube will end in a union with another tube. Full depth SOCKET type connection on both ends for direct pipe connection.
Spigot Adapter (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5527 spigot adapter is a convenience fitting that lets you join two SOCKET type fittings together to create a custom fitting. Spigot adapters work much like a short piece of tube that is used to connect two fittings together. Spigot adapters convert any SOCKET type fitting, safe for intra-system use. Full depth SPIGOT type connection on both ends for direct connection to fittings.
90°Universal Short Elbow (ASTM-F2158 / UMC)|
The CV5506W 90 degree universal elbow is short and compact in size and is designed to be used only for connecting the mounting plate of an inlet to the tube system within the wall. The short, tight turn of this elbow is designed to fit within a 2X4 stud wall when used in one direction and when turned the other direction it is designed to fit a 2X3 stud wall. The special design of this elbow works to prevent long objects from entering the tube system. This design also means you should never use short 90 elbows intrasystem because of their clog potential. Each CVS-I installation kit includes a number of short 90 elbows equivalent to the number of inlets plus one extra for backup (two extra for large kits). Full depth special SOCKET type connection on both ends for direct tube and mounting plate connection.
The CV5545W tube strap for mounting and tube support. The CV5545W fits over vacuum tube and screws to the mounting surface with two fasteners. CVS pipe should be secured every 4 - 5 feet in most installations.
11" Cable Ties UL Approved|
From Leco, Panduit or equivalent the 11 inch cable tie is perfect for securing your low volt wire run to your 2" tubing system. Excellent for areas when tube is running against studs and the low volt wire cannot be taped. Easy to use "zip-tie" cable fastener is UV stabilized.
Vacdepot Installation & Products Information CD-ROM (Manuals & Video)|
Available exclusively from Vacdepot, this installation CD-ROM includes multiple brands of general installation manuals that cover both new and pre-existing installations, a 17 minute installation video in both windows media (.wmv) and universal mpeg (.mpg) file formats and product specific manuals including Vacpan, SuperValve and Hide-A-Hose instruction sheets. All instructions and manuals are in PDF format and printable from the CD-ROM for use while you're installing. Our installation CD-ROM also includes product information and manuals from a number of manufacturers. An all-inclusive resource that covers every part of a central vacuum installation from novice to experienced do-it-yourselfer.
Vacdepot packs our CVS-I installation kits with the industry's very best quality components, our comprehensive install CD and our decades of CVS experience. Our commitment does not end when the kit is delivered. Vacdepot CV installers are available to help by phone or email with your questions. Purchasing a CVS-I install kit means you will receive the best components and service in central cleaning systems.