What to look out for, during the installation?
Flawless work of cenral vacuum and the whole pipe system is possible thanks to avoiding common errors made during the installation stage.
Satisfied client makes the best brand ambassador. That's why it's worth taking care of professional installation process, that will make the system easy to use.
1. Traditional installation.
For any professional assembly worker it shouldn't be a challenge. Unfortunately errors can happen even during simple tasks. Each professional has their own approach towards installation process. One is detail oriented, while the other might neglect those details. That's why choosing a random worker is risky and can lead to rise in errors, that in turn lessen ease of use of your system. A professional worthy of your time is paying attention to details and instructions from the manuals. Even in simple tasks the knowledge and attention to detail are proven to be priceless.
a. Placement of the t-connector in the opposite direction
Outcome of this error might be blockage of proper airflow direction, which causes high risk of dirt clogs in that given place. It lessens the flow of the whole system, and lowers airflow, which in turns has impact on cooling of the engine. In conditions of lower cooling quality, the engine temperature grows and can lead to permanent damage.
Some might say: "okay, but my unit has thermal safety fuse that will turn the unit off after the temperature reaches certain point".
-it's true, but if this situation repeats itself often, engine and it's winding, after receiving such high temperatures time after time, will simply burn-out and a repair or replacement will be needed.
b. It happens that assembly workers don't pay attention during installation of inlet boxes, and quite often they are placed in the opposite direction. Ignorign these details results in dificulties during later use of the unit - the user is forced to alternate between opening the inlet from the top, and from the bottom each time, which is uncomfortable and irritating.
That's why all inlet boxes should be placed using one scheme. This task is pretty simple, because the box itself usually has signs telling which way to mount them.
To avoid further problems with inlet mounting, pay attention where control cables should be placed. Each box has also space designed for them.
c. Using short or sharp 90 deg. bends in the system itself can lead to serious problems! Especially if they are mounted under the floor. These bends should always be mounted only behind suction inlets. Bends that are too short, can cause clogging in the pipeline. With powerful and efficient vacuums the risk is bit lower, and with only sand and dust vacuuming there should be no issues. But with less efficient vacuums, there is risk that, for example, vacuumed hair will cause clogging. If we react to this situation fast enough, there is chance for efficient drainage of the system. But in case our reaction takes long enough, it can lead to disrupting the flow of the system and seriously worse cooling quality.
d. Directing the exhale of filtered air outside of the unit.
Too long distance between central vacuum and exhaust socket burdens the engine even more. Engine by itself has already high enough workload - it needs to provide sufficient power to it's user. Oldschool assembly methods say: "while choosing cenral vacuum, system length is calculated from the end of the longest pipeline (plus length of the vacuuming hose) to the air exhaust socket outside the building", so placing the exhaust too far burdens the engine too much and shortens it's lifespan. Engine gets overheated, it leads to heavy grinding of the carbon brushes and turbines are at ther max capacity. If we add additional clogging somewhere in the system, or malfunctioning and dirty filtering system, and here we are at the servicing station.
2. Hide A Hose installation
In case of this type of installation everything seems to be clear and understood. There are many available informational materials and sufficient manual about laying down these of systems. Nonetheless we still receive information about problems when it comes to use of this naturally comfortable system.
a. Hose drawing problems
Most often, investor along with developer can't choose the right central unit. In case of Hide A Hose systems, the choice needs to meet different criteria. Power and negative pressure are the most important ones, not the airflow. It happens that retailers rely on technical details description that given model fith Hide A Hose system, but they often lack additional, important details.
For example, information that vacuum with 1600/1700 W engine and negative pressure of (+-) 34kPa is fit for Hide A Hose system, is often insufficient. It still causes problems with choosing the right central vacuum to these types of systems. Doubts have both the clients and... the sellers themselves. There is no universal vacuum model for HaH system. First we need to pay attention to pipe system and calculate pipes and bends lengths. In case of further doubts, we advise making a blueprint of the whole system and sending it to us. Our experts will gladly look into the problem and choose the right unit.
Right choice means success and guarantees your Client's happiness, that's why you should contact our experts instead of relying only on manuals!
b. Difficult hose drawing that needs use of too much force.
This problem is usually caused by assembly worker's qualifications and his experience with Hide A Hose systems.
-manuals often say that minimal distance between hide a hose bends is 30cm. From our experience we see that even 1m of distance makes impact on ease of hose drawing. Depending on at what distance from the inlet the two adjoined 90 deg. bends were placed, it can have negative impact on hose drawing. For example, if two 90 deg. bends situated near each other are placed close to inlet, then even during the drawing all hose out you can feel discomfort. On the other hand, is those same two bends are placed at the end of pipeline, the discomfort will prevail only while passing through section with two adjoined bends.
-it also happens that the assembly worker mounts more 90 deg. bends than recommended (3 pieces max.). Many workers say that it doesn't change anything, and so we know that one of those "experts" placed nine, 90 deg. bends in 12 mb hose system. In this case the user won't feel the comfort coming from, otherwise, very comfortable Hide A Hose system. It can be let to install 4 bends, but in this case they should be placed at sufficient distance from each other.
Hide A Hose system is usually layed down as one of the first systems during the construction of the building. Being is such a comfortable position, only lack of imagination of the assembly worker can lead him to using more than three 90 deg. bends.
-in any case, we do not lay the installation in such a way that section where hose is being drawn in and out, is positioned on two levels.
We also don't recommend mounting bends that change hose direction to returning, either vertically or horizontally.