VAC Meaning in Electrical

Can someone tell me what VAC is an abreviation for? This cut and paste home inspector said there was no VAC outlet. I see it used when describing outlets but don't know what it is short for. Thanks,
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It stands for "volts [of] alternating current".
If that's all the inspection report said -- that there's no VAC outlet -- the inspector is an idiot. It would make much more sense if it said "no 240VAC outlet" or something like that.
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"Doug Miller" wrote in message

It stands for "volts [of] alternating current".
If that's all the inspection report said -- that there's no VAC outlet -- the inspector is an idiot. It would make much more sense if it said "no 240VAC outlet" or something like that.
My own follow up on VAC question which I believe is short for Volts alternating current but need confirmation. This inspector said "no VAC outlets/lighting circuits" There are outlets and lights in the area. Are standard 120 outlets and switched lights different? Thanks again.
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On 7/31/2012 7:12 AM, John F. F. wrote: ...

It's your report; if you don't understand (what appears to be confusing at best) a condition ask for clarification of just what is meant and what, specifically, is required to clear the supposed deficiency.
As others said, by itself it makes no sense but we have no context of area of house or anything else with which to try to guess what the issue might be...
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Why are you asking these questions here instead of asking the inspector?
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Volts Alternating Current
(or... VACuum cleaner?)
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Can someone tell me what VAC is an abreviation for? This cut and paste home inspector said there was no VAC outlet. I see it used when describing outlets but don't know what it is short for. Thanks,
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ROFL...
Umm, ask the home inspection company, err, puppy mill, to send another inspector along with a licensed electrician to reinspect your home, advise anyone whom may be relying on the report issued thus far that the "certified home inspector" is offering you their opinion as a person who is unlicensed in any of the construction trades and is otherwise barely trained...
There would be a higher likelihood of accuracy by asking yes/no questions of a magic eight ball toy, consulting a psychic or attempting to use divining rods to locate the areas of a house which are in need of repair...
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On 7/31/2012 7:27 AM, Evan wrote: ...

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I'd caution against making any claims that aren't fully supportable w/ hard evidence about the inspector or the company--that's a way to get in the proverbial wringer if turns out it "ain't necessarily so"...
Just ask for clarification of specific deficiency and Code section(s) supporting said determination...
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Yes, another example of Evan jumping to wild conclusion without any supporting evidence. Unlicensed? Untrained? The "VAC" outlet could be a typo in the report for all we know. Or it could mean "vacuum" as suggested by Stormin. On the one hand, anytime anyone asks just about anything here, like changing a light bulb, Evan is the first one to come up with all the potential legal pitfalls. Yet here he is advocating someone go around spreading potentially libelous information as if it were fact.
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Read the OP, looks like whomever wrote up the report forgot the 120 or 240 before the VAC. Simple enuf.
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responding to http://www.homeownershub.com/maintenance/vac-meaning-in-electrical-707331-.htm DA wrote: hr(bob) snipped-for-privacy@att.net wrote:

I think you're right, the OP even called the home inspector "cut and paste", so the most reasonable explanation is that, while highlighting the line of text to cut, his finger has twitched and he missed the beginning of the line with the actual voltage nominal. Given that he was referring to a singular outlet, I think he meant "240VAC". Also, cut-n-paste explains why he bothered with adding "AC". If you had to type your report anew, you would just skip it, as if there could be a 240VDC outlet in a residential home...
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Oh, well! Then it must be true *everywhere*. Your "experience" *is* universal, after all.
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I hope you told him that it was still in the back of your MPG car. You'd planned to install it next to the BTU furnace, after you got off the GPF toilet.
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says...

As in 120 Volts Alternating Current.
There can be other outlets in a home. Cable TV, Phone, Internet, etc.
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You did get many sensible answers, but, by chance, is there a whole house vacuum cleaning system? One that is missing an outlet?
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Best to call and ask him. If it refers to an std electrical receptacle, it would be Alternating Current Voltage -- e.g., 120VAC, 240VAC.
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On 7/31/2012 5:41 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Actually, to be correct, a central vac wall thing is an inlet, even though everyone calls them outlets. But, that was my 1st though too, having a central vac for many years.
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On 8/1/2012 11:59 AM, Art Todesco wrote:

doesn't there have to be an outlet somewhere? they can't all suck.
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Perhaps he is indicating that the Vac is hardwired instead of being plugged in? We're all guessing. The OP really needs to contact the inspector.
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On 7/31/2012 7:12 AM, John F. F. wrote:

Since all the outlets in your house are most likely VAC, I would assume there is a central vacuum unit without a dedicated outlet.
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