Vaculine, a division of Canplas has recently released a new side opening inlet valve for central vacuum systems. They say it is as easy as opening a book. It has a couple of unique features that may be attractive to those selecting an inlet for their walls. You can not see behind the valve from the top. Occasionally we hear feedback that the homeowner doesn’t like to see the slight opening of the original vacuvalve. The new one is full opening so it shouldn’t get caught on the hose. It will open all the way to the wall. This valve comes in the standard low voltage pin jack style as well as the direct connect Electravalve.
The side opening valve comes with a reversible flange that accommodates different installation requirements: Unlike a traditional valve, the flange of the side opening valve is separate from the body, and therefore, it can be placed either on the left or right of the valve depending on your installation requirements. You can choose to install the flange to the right or to the left and the electrical box will remain at the top.
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