Asked on Oct 3, 2017

What is a good way to find where the pipe for a central vacomm ends

SandyV SmithNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA

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When somebody covers them up in the wall?

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  • In most areas, copies of the blue prints are on file at city hall. Can't hurt to give them a call or stop in to check. Where I live you can view them for free if you make an appointment, if you want a copy, there will be a fee.
  • V Smith
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Usually the pipes are towards the center of the house. Because the hose and power cord are very long there is usually one outside the bedrooms, one near LR,DR, kit. If there are multi levels they are usually directly above one another. If you can get close to where you think one has been walled up, turn the system on then use a glass (or stethoscope) with the bottom against the suspect wall and your ear at the open end. Listen for when the vibrations are the strongest and mark the spot with painter's tape. Also, if you have another person handy, while the system is off, they could speak into one of the visible outlets while you listen for their voice at the suspected cover up.
  • Sandy
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Do you mean where all the dirt goes? Our “end” is in the garage
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