The wooden house really breathes, so, there is much more fine dust, causing harm to health. A broom can only scatter it in the corners, clogging the pores of the tree and the natural cracks in it. Cloth will not help either: wood does not like water, quickly grow old, softens, decays. The conviction of some Housewives that they are in their wooden house will not leave extra dust, quickly dispels in the first month, when they understand that the dust must be removed somewhere.
The development of construction business regularly introduces technological innovations in the seemingly traditional scheme of construction of country houses, especially wooden. One of them is a built-in vacuum cleaner. This lucid, simplified name hides a whole system under the General name “clean house”, branched out into a “box” of the cottage. It includes:
- built-in vacuum,
- built-in cleaning system,
- Central dust collection system.
Cleaning with built-in vacuum cleaner
The installation of such systems in the ecologically perfect log cabin housing would be superfluous.
The classic composition of specialized equipment is reduced to a set of:
- power plant that creates vacuum of air in the system;
- plastic pipes on which the dust is evacuated;
- wall inlet;
- the flexible hose of the dust collector.
Pneumatic socket and flexible hose
Installation of built-in cleaning systems in wooden houses has its own characteristics. Manufacturers have a lot of options for floor pneumatic sockets, designed specifically for wooden houses — you can choose any color and tone. Often the sockets are installed near the entrance to the room, which reduces their number in the house, but increases the cleaning area. If the connection point of the hose needs to be removed from view, it can be masked. To do this, in the built-in furniture, in its base, a decorative hatch is made, behind which a pneumatic socket is hidden.
PVC air ducts in wooden houses are installed in the floor-along the logs or under the bearing beams.
Laying of pipelines
If necessary (in case of a cold cellar of the first floor) routes warm in order to avoid formation of a condensate. Standards for the insulation of the ducts will give everyone the “right” supplier systems.
Vertical sections of air ducts for lifting to the top floor are chosen in conjunction with other engineering communications of the house. It is very important when laying them to provide compensating couplings. Thus, according to the European standards when installing the system “clean house” in wooden cabins, the air duct extending along the lag should after every 5 m of horizontal section having one flexible coupling. The same should be done on the vertical section with a length of more than 3 m.
The compensation coupling is a special flexible PVC corrugation with a length of 5 cm and a diameter of 51 mm, connected to the air ducts with the help of docking units. The wooden house gives a Deposit for 3-5 years (sometimes more). Because of this, excessive rigidity of the pipe connection in the moving areas can lead to cracks in the places of gluing air ducts. The result is pressure loss, noise, low cleaning efficiency. A pipe fracture is also possible.
When laying air ducts under the logs or in an empty sheathed riser should also provide at least a minimum of its noise insulation. You can apply the typical sound insulation materials for pipes with a diameter of 50 mm. But the pull of the vacuum is such that when cleaning for the minute ducts may take up to 5-9 kg real garbage, which will inevitably create a certain sound. In rare cases, when the frame is sheathed lining, ducts can be laid outside the house, and then insulated in accordance with the manufacturer.
The remains of debris should be swept under the pneumatic belt
However, the technical input into the house to connect to the pneumatic sockets have to be carried out in virtually every room or install them in stationary furniture, located close to the outer walls. In the same way as in the case of brick houses, it is possible to provide a single horizontal ducting to connect the two floors (to pave the road under the ceiling of the first floor with access to outdoor a number of wall inlets for the second floor and a wall for the first). Experts are convinced that it is much easier, more convenient, faster and, most importantly, cheaper to install the “clean house” system when the air duct laying is thought out at the stage of design or construction of the building. As you can see, the complex of engineering solutions for a wooden cottage is very wide and diverse.