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Old 01-10-2019, 08:50 AM
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Default Shop vac hater.

Before we spend another dime on going to another planet let’s invent a better shop vac.One that doesn’t case deafness after 10 minutes and doesn’t always get the cord wrapped under the wheels.Is it to much to ask if the hoses don’t keep pulling apart.I ask you!
Old 01-10-2019, 08:52 AM
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Buy the upgraded hose immediately.
Old 01-10-2019, 09:03 AM
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They sell a muffler that quiets it down.
Old 01-10-2019, 09:20 AM
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I love my rigid 14.0hp shop vac from hs. No complaints
Old 01-10-2019, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Finfever21 View Post
I love my rigid 14.0hp shop vac from hs. No complaints
14 HP or gallon?! I'm a Craftsman fan. With the better hose!
Old 01-10-2019, 09:39 AM
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I too hate my Ridgid shop vac. Absolutely screams at me. After a few minutes I want to kick it. Works fine, though.

In the house the girls grabbed my credit card and got a Shark. That thing is so quiet and powerful.

Shark needs to make a shop vac!!
Old 01-10-2019, 09:41 AM
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Dont forget the filters that immediately clog and also throw the dust through the exhaust.

I pipe my exhaust thru a window when using it or use the dust deputy attachment or both
Old 01-10-2019, 09:41 AM
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https://www.dewalt.com/products/powe...-vacuum/dcv580

Solves your cord problem atleast.
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I just got done cleaning out my fireplace with a Shop Vac and thought the same damn thing. Need these appliances sound like a C5 Galaxy spooling up on the runway?
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I've been putting off adding dust collection in my shop because the Craftsman shop vac I bought 16 years ago as a 'temporary' solution just won't quite. And even after years of use, the wheels still will not roll over the cord.
Old 01-10-2019, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GravyBoat View Post
Great concept but mine would barely pick up a bottle cap. crappy suction and I gave it away.
Old 01-10-2019, 09:55 AM
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Get a 50' swimming pool vac hose and leave the shop vac outside
Than let me know how it works because I've been wanting to do this for some time.
Old 01-10-2019, 10:00 AM
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Buy a Nilfisk. We have one for the lab that is whisper quiet - only cost about $10K!!
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
Buy the upgraded hose immediately.
Suggestion for an upgraded hose?

Also, suggestions for a filter that can deal with fireplace ash?
Old 01-10-2019, 10:04 AM
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I love shop vacs
i have 2, one for the really dirty jobs and one to use in house and on cars.
i wear ear plugs
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Suggestion for an upgraded hose?

Also, suggestions for a filter that can deal with fireplace ash?
depends on brand, really. But for example, Ridgid offers an upgrade hose for about 40$. I've been wanting to get one for a while, just keep forgetting every time I go in the store.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-1...2570/100375877
Old 01-10-2019, 10:11 AM
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they also make mufflers now that are supposed to reduce the noise. Mixed reviews on how well they work.
Old 01-10-2019, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
14 HP or gallon?! I'm a Craftsman fan. With the better hose!

14 gallon lol 14hp would be one hell of a shop vac.
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Originally Posted by Finfever21 View Post
I love my rigid 14.0hp shop vac from hs. No complaints
Is that gas or diesel?
Old 01-10-2019, 10:28 AM
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No complaints out of my 16gal Ridgid. Hoses and attachments all have locking features.

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