The Deco Sweep Inlet brings a unique style to the popular central vacuum sweep inlet. With a unique metallic plating process, the Deco Sweep Inlet allows you to match colors and styles much better than the basic color choice available in most sweep inlets. The durable finish system is not a paint, but a full plating using actual metal particles on the surface of a durable ABS body. The result is a finish that has never been available before in the sweep inlet design. Deco brand metallized hose inlets have been manufactured for years and have withstood the test of time and use. Now they have brought their metallic plate finish to the sweep inlet.
Use your favorite broom to sweep debris from high traffic areas like the kitchen or mudroom then kick the Deco Sweep Inlet switch and dirt & dust will be carried away to the vacuum. Fast to operate, simple to connect and reliable to own. The sweep inlet was originally called "the automatic dust pan" because it easily did away with the dirty and time consuming task of using a dust pan to collect the debris for disposal into the garbage can. A sweep inlet is often mounted in the base of cabinet or can be mounted into a regular stud wall. Connected with tubing to the main central vacuum the Deco Sweep Inlet activates the suction and opens an airflow valve by user operated toe switch. The Deco Sweep Inlet requires just a couple seconds to suction away debris and dust that is swept into the inlet.
Push the switch closed again and the vacuum system is turned off and the inlet valve is sealed. The Deco Sweep Inlet can be installed in new systems or added to existing central vacuum systems. Vacdepot also offers a self-contained sweep inlet system for homes without a central vacuum system. The Deco Sweep Inlet is available in two metallized finishes. Some images used in the example pictures show the standard color sweep inlets in white, almond or black.
Easy To Install
A Deco sweep inlet can easily be added to any new central vacuum installation and most every retrofit installation with minimal effort when good planning is used. The plumbing and connection of a Deco sweep inlet is simple just like any regular vacuum inlet though more planning and installation precision are required than most regular hose inlets which have a larger margin of error.
The sweep inlet installation often requires working with other trades in a new installation including dry wall installers or cabinet installers. In retrofit applications (existing home) the sweep inlet installation may require more disturbance to the surrounding wall area or cabinet, depending on conditions. Installation during remodels is ideal for existing homes as access to the cabinet base or open walls allow for unlimited placement options.
Standard installation requires a minimum 2.25" of space in the toe-kick area for cabinet installations. A 6.75" long and 1.75" tall slot is notched in the cabinet base against the floor. For in-wall installations the footer stud must also be removed to allow installation directly against the floor as well as removal of the baseboard. Along with the suction connection the low-voltage control wire from the power unit is attached to two screws on top of the inlet. Sweep inlets are dry-fit using a friction connection and do not use glue.
The Vacpan Install Guide is available for download.
The Deco sweep inlet increases your cleaning productivity by providing more access to your central cleaning system. Keep high traffic floors like your kitchen, mudroom or entry clean without the need to get your hose and cleaning tools. The Deco Sweep Inlet will conveniently carry away swept dirt and debris along with dust and submicron sized particles for a cleaner home without the back bending work require by regular dustpans. Install a Deco Sweep Inlet in every application for a happier homeowner and a healthier home.
||Optional Flex Rough-In
Plastiflex offers a purpose built flexible link low profile rough-in kit that includes hose clamps for a quick hook up. Deco Sweep Inlets can be hard plumbed with rigid PVC tube connected directly to the inlet however the flexible rough-in kit is highly recommended for most installations. The flexible link gives you the ability to move the Deco Sweep Inlet during the installation to align properly with the flooring and wall trim. The Plastiflex flexible rough-in also includes a cap that allows you to rough in the Deco Sweep Inlet during installation and install the inlet later when needed while keeping the system sealed for use with hose inlets. The optional Flex Rough-In kit also uses a specially designed intake elbow that is over 1 inch lower profile than a standard tube and elbow for tight installations while still providing full airflow performance. The flexible rough-in system can be used for both cabinet and wall mount Deco sweep inlets. Order the Plastiflex Flex Rough-In kit with your Deco Sweep Inlet (see green options menu, top right of the order page) and get a special price.
||Optional Install Quick-Trim Plate|
The Quick-trim plate allows installation into areas that are only accessible from the front. In many installations the optional flex rough-in or standard PVC elbow connection is made from above though access in the floor in a cabinet, the subfloor under a cabinet or though an access hole in the front or back of a wall. The optional Quick-Trim plate allows the installation hole to be enlarged up to 4" in height which will allow you to connect the flex rough-in or hard PVC tube outside of the cabinet and slide the complete assembly into the cabinet without using access behind the Deco Sweep Inlet for installation. The Quick-Trim plate requires 4" of height in the toe-kick area but can be scored and cut down using pre-scored guide lines on the back of the trim plate.
VCPMC01 is a Antique Copper finish. The plating is unique on each inlet and some subtle variations from the example shown will apply. Sold 1 each. Includes sweep inlet, (2) mounting screws & multi-lingual instruction sheet (English, Spanish & French). Fittings or flex rough-in (required) & quick-trim plate (optional) are not included.
Some Antique Copper finished sweep inlets have a residual film of black on the back and bottom of the sweep inlet from the finish process. This dust does not effect the finish, use or performance of the inlet and can be cleaned or left in place after install with no effect.