These pages contain an overview of how to install any central vacuum system.

1/2" Right Angle Electric Drill
2 1/2" Hole Gutter
1/4" Masonry Bit
1/8" Drill Bit Hack Saw or Small Hand Saw
Pocket or Utility Knife
Steel Measuring Tape
Screw Driver (Philips)
Screw Driver (Slot)
Electrical Tape and Connectors
Wire Coat Hanger

Installing a central vacuum system is a straightforward do-it-yourself project that doesn't require special tools or skills. The procedure is quite simple if you take your time and follow the instructions carefully. Always fully consider the implications before you cut into a wall. Make sure you have chosen the right location and are not cutting into any hidden electrical wires or plumbing.

Plan Ahead!
Planning is the key to the successful installation of a central vacuum system. A balance between the best locations for the inlet valves and the practicality of installing in these locations must be obtained. With a little ingenuity most locations can be reached.

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