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    Default Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    Ever seen attic heat do this to central vacuum plumbing? Wild....

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    Default Re: Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Morin View Post
    Ever seen attic heat do this to central vacuum plumbing? Wild....
    That is wild!

    Did they have adequate ventilation??

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    Default Re: Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    Did they use pipe for central vacuum systems of regular PVC thin wall pipe?

    I think pipe for central vacuum systems is PVC of a different formulation and is stiffer, probably less susceptible to heat and collapsing like that.

    That is pretty wild, though.

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    Default Re: Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    The gable roof had only 2 metal dormer type vents (one in the middle of each slope) with no lower vents, no ridge vents, no gable vents and a black composition dimensional shingle. At 11:00am and 75 degrees outside, the attic was already very warm and really muggy...that place must be sauna in the summer. Further, it looks like the wrong PVC. This site makes that point: Central Vacuum PVC and Plumbing PVC


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    Default Re: Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Morin View Post
    The gable roof had only 2 metal dormer type vents (one in the middle of each slope) with no lower vents, no ridge vents, no gable vents and a black composition dimensional shingle. At 11:00am and 75 degrees outside, the attic was already very warm and really muggy...that place must be sauna in the summer. Further, it looks like the wrong PVC. This site makes that point: Central Vacuum PVC and Plumbing PVC
    That has to be one for the books ... or the picture album of home inspections.

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    Default Re: Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    "One thing about your central vac. You can't run it on a sunny day. Only at night. That's all, have a good day."

    It must have been like sucking on a straw in a thick milk shake.

    "George! The vacuum was sucking great for a minute but now it won't pick up anything!"

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    Default Re: Central Vacuum Plumbing & Attic Heat

    Probably wrong type of pipe and then it collapsed while running due to being soft from the heat. Or that vac had one hell of a motor on it.

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