"Any fool can install a central vacuum; the only problem is that you have a central vacuum installed by a fool."
I like to take pictures of other companies' central vacuum work in Colorado Springs, Colorado, so I can show my clients why my competitors are cheaper and faster than I am.
One person told me, "I am going to go with another company for my central vacuum. They are cheaper and they told me they do everything exactly the way Black Forest Home Security Systems does it". I didn't believe the other company would do as good a job as I would so I went to the job site and took some pictures.
Almost nothing was done the way I do it. It was one of the worst central vacuum installations I have ever seen. The client was told a lie and got a "good" price but his central vacuum couldn't have worked correctly.
Two joints in the system were never glued together and could come apart causing a great loss of suction. The PVC Plastic pipe was supported by metal straps that would cut into the pipe as it vibrated with use.