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Install a Built-in Vacuum System

Hardships are a thing of the past with a central vacuum system.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Use the step-by-step instructions in each of these projects to install a vacuum system that'll make it easy to clean every room of the house:

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Install a Built-in Vacuum System -- Part I: Install the Inlet Valves

Here's how to get started installing a whole-house vacuum system.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Install a Built-in Vacuum System -- Part II: Run the Pipe

Host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to install the mainline pipe and use elbows and fittings to connect all of the inlet valves to the mainline.

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  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Install a Built-in Vacuum System -- Part III: Wire the Power Unit

Use these step-by-step instructions to finish installing the whole-house vacuum system.

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