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What type of PVC cement works best with Nutone Central Vac Tubing?

I am getting ready to install a system and have to purchase the cement. What "type" should I be looking for as there seems to be numerous different variations.
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asked 1 week ago
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Paddy
Iowa
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system PVC cement. The product that we sell (model number 379) is called Parabond.
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Do you have a central vacuum system with a retractable hose?

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asked 1 week, 1 day ago
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Carol
North Carolina, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. We do not offer a retractable hose for our central cleaning system.
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Hose Switch Replacement

The electric hose failed on our unit (approx. 8 years old). I disassembled it and found that the switch on the handle is bad. The part of the switch that controls the vacuum system itself works, but the other half that controls the AC for the power head is always open. The switch assembly is shown in the enclosed photo.

Would it be possible to purchase this assembly, or at least a new switch. I was in the computer business (Data General, Intel) for years, so soldering, etc. is no problem for me.
Age: Over 65
Gender: Male
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asked 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Bill
Redmond, OR
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system electrified hose. The picture of the switch assembly does not look like it is from our hose. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 3 weeks ago
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How do I install/replace part 0521B000 (relay) in Model CV-353. Schematics available on line?

asked 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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coco
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Thank you for your question on the model CV353 central cleaning system main canister. The 0521B000 is the original replacement part and should connect up the same way the present one is installed. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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Wark suckion fis ?

My vacuum turns on at both unit and outlets but, I have weak suction at all locations. Even at the unit outlet!. Vacuum sounds like it is running strong, at least plenty noisy. I have changed the bag and dusted off bottom filter. Oh yea, old bag looked like someone had vacuumed up water at some time in last six months. No moisture in bag, just discolored, maybe mold...?
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asked 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Fixed
San Diego, CA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. You can find a service center in your area under the “Customer Service & FAQ” section at the top of our web site page or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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RE....Week Suction Fix

Never mind, problem solved!. Found that painter of an upstairs bedroom had removed vacuum outlet cover last week instead of masking it off. Whew.... that was an easy fix.
Jack
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answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Fixed
San Diego, CA, USA
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Can the central system be installed in an existing home

Age: Over 65
Gender: Male
asked 1 month ago
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Bubba
Louisiana
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system. It is much easier installing the central cleaning system in a house under construction, but many times you can install it in an existing house. Please download the installation instructions from our web site for tips on installing in an existing house.
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What is the replacement motor for CV654?

The motor sounds like its about to go, making a grinding sound. Any help would be appreciated.
asked 1 month ago
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Thank you for your question on the model CV654 central cleaning system. We do not have a model CV654 in our data base, but we do have a CV554 and CV653. The comparable replacement for the CV554 would be the model VX475C. The comparable replacement for the CV653 would be the CV400 or the VX475. If you would like more power you could use the VX550C for the CV554 and the VX550 for the CV653.
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switch harness

I need a switch harness for my Nutone vacuum head; I don’t see any identifying model number. The vacuum will work with the switch to the left, which is vacuum only, but when the switch is in the right position it will only run the brushes, no vacuum.
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asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Brassy
Knoxville, TN, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system. It sounds like you may need a replacement switch assembly for the hose. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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I have a NX475 installed in 2008. Today when I hooked it up and turned it on, it did not turn on. I no longer can locate my manual so I do not know

What I am doing wrong. Can you help me?
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asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Suzieq
Lancaster, PA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the model VX475 central cleaning system. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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My central vac will not turn on. I checked the fuse box and it was ok. If the bag is almost full,does that stop the operating of vacuum?

Age: Over 65
Gender: Female
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Suzieq
Lancaster, PA, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. The unit would not normally shut off if the bag is almost full, but you could have reduced or no suction. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Need to replace a model 350 what is a compatible replacement unit ?

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Thank you for your question on the model 350 central cleaning system main canister. The replacement for the 350 would be the VX475. If you wanted more power, you could go with the VX550.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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I was vacuuming and the system just went off. I checked the breaker but that isn't it. It won't turn on anymore.

Would that happen if the motor is shot? I tried the button on the canister too. Nothing happens when I push it.
Age: 55-64
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asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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B Martin
Ivins, UT, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central cleaning system. We cannot give you specific information without a model number. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Upgrading old system

We have a 1973 NuTone Model 350 and we are thinking about upgrading it. It looks to us that the Model VX475 is equivalent but would the VX550 also be equivalent and give us more power?
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asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Bill
Brandon, FL, USA
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Thank you for your question on central vacuum systems. The VX475 would be the equivalent to the 350, but there should be no problem upgrading to the VX550 to get more power.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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We bought a home with an existing system,cv-450. The previous owner said that she didn't know she had a system since it was a second home for her.

There are no tools and we would like to know if the system works. Seems strange she wouldn't know since the unit is next to the water heater and the are connection holes in the walls. Oh, well. Anyway we can self check before ordering tools. Thankyou
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Thank you for your question on the model CV450 central cleaning system. There is an inlet and on/off switch on the front of the main canister. You can hold the inlet open on the main canister and turn it on. You should have good suction at that inlet. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for further assistance.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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450 hose turns when plugged in and shuts off, what do I need to do?

We recently bought a house with central vac and I am not familiar with the system. When I am vacuuming, the hose will turn and will turn off the suction, then if I rotate it the suction comes back on. Do I need a new hose or wall fitting piece? Is it suppose to lock into place? Thanks.
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system hose. The hose should somewhat force fit into the wall inlet and should not rotate. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Why does my vacuum hose for my vx550c work on #1 with a green light but doesn't turn on with #2 at all anymore? It was working fine. Thanks.

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asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Steve
Virginia
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system hose. It sounds like you may have a bad switch on the hose handle. You can find a service center under the “Customer Service & FAQ” link at the top of our web site page or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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my power head stopped working

I cleaned all the dog hair out of the power head and it still doesn't work. There is power there because all the lights come on.
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asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Dave Zimmer
Sparks, NV, USA
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum system electric power head. It sounds like you may have a bad belt or motor. You can find a service center under the “Customer Service & FAQ” link at the top of our web site page or contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 for assistance.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Need new relay for CV450W

I have a Nutone CV450W central Vac. The relay has gone bad and no longer turns off. Will the: Broan - Nutone
Manufacturer Part No: 0521B000 work for my CV450W?
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asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Rick
Montrose, PA 18801, USA
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Thank you for your inquiry. The recommended replacement part of the control board for the CV450W is S10941147. You may purchase this part from our Customer Service department at 888-336-3948 or by visiting the "Shop for Parts" section on our website.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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can i convert vx550c to a vx550 with throw away bags

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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jimmy
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Thank you for your question on the model VX550C central vacuum system. You cannot convert a VX550C (cyclonic version) to a VX550 (bag version).
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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I have a new Beam Alliance Q Vaccum system in my new house and hate it. I have always owned a Nutone and want to have the builder switch it.

Is the wiring throughout the home, compatible if I were to have the builder switch this system to a a Nutone Vacuum system?
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asked 2 months ago
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Elizabeth
Las vegas nevada
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Thank you for your question on the central vacuum systems. The wiring out to the inlets will probably be compatible. You need to make sure that the tubing in the house is 2” outside diameter to be able to connect to the NuTone system. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 888-336-6151 if you need further assistance.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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