Clean Your House With A Ridgid Vac

I have a Bissel Powerforce, but it is woefully inadequate for the amount of hair on my floor. When I had two very sheddy cats in a small house the strategy was no carpet (washable cheap throw rugs only), remove shoes at door, and all furniture covered with throws (even old sheets, or cotton bedspreads) that could be thrown in the wash every three days. If you clean the canister before sucking the objects into the canister you can easily scoop them up from the canister into a storage container. Bob D’s suggestion might work, but I think it would put quite a bit of load on the vac motor, which is most likely well above the design. I had gone the route of attaching TS55 to my shop vac with Bosch hose Amazon link that cost $32 for 5 meters.

Priced at $130, it also comes with a generous selection of cleaning tools and even a paper filter bag for collecting fine dust from drywall and concrete. The Shop Vac 5873410 uses a screw connector for attaching the swivel end of the hose (left photo). The cyclonic collection system works very well on the high velocity vacuum systems (and you can make one yourself pretty easily). No. You will have to get a sump pump setup (which does not work as a vacuum cleaner)but sucks up water real good.

I even vacuum one of my dogs with it. She loves it and during shedding season it’s miraculous… The only problem is when you turn on the shop vac, the smell of dog is pervasive… gotta love dogs. Some other vacuum cleaners include an electric mop in the same machine: for a dry and a later wet clean. If you buy a RIGID, even if you suck up water or dirt into the motor, they will replace it with brand new vacuum. Now, this is good not only for blowing leaves out of a garage but also for blowing grass clippings off of sidewalks and driveways; and also for blowing clean your lawn and garden equipment like this tractor here.

Very useful to hook up to belt sander, biscuit joiner and other small tools with dust ports. This will pump out the water instead of having to dump the Shop-Vac to empty it. As a point of note there is no need to wait until it has reached it’s capacity when i use my wet and dry machine for this purpose I tend to empty it when half full just because I am a little paranoid and it is better to play it safe in my opinion.


Also i did a quick run through with my shop vac before you guys came to clean my Air Ducts. They commonly can accommodate both wet and dry soilage, a useful feature in industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. It seemed obvious that a complete clean would involve getting the visible lint out. I have tried in the past to just use the siphon method but it isn’t strong enough usually.

Now that I have a CT, I call my old Shop Vac the noise machine.” But you’re right, you CAN make a conventional shop vac do a pretty decent job if you’re budget conscious. This vacuum cleaner will pick up water safely because the motor is at the top of the machine, independent of the barrel. I use and recommend the Metro Data-Vac, for both my PC and with an extension cord for my car interior and mountain bike drivetrain. Blower mode is powerful and the manual’s recommendation to wear goggles is no joke.

The wands are good for cleaning corners and you’ll need them for a carpet attachment. The iRobot company developed the Scooba , a robotic wet vacuum cleaner that carries its own cleaning solution, applies it and scrubs the floor, and vacuums the dirty water into a collection tank. These models will be able to handle sanding, mulching and sucking up water very well.

Some prominent brands are Roomba , Neato , and bObsweep These machines move autonomously while collecting surface dust and debris into a dustbin They can usually navigate around furniture and come back to a docking station to charge their batteries, and a few are able to empty their dust containers into the dock as well. At the base of the motor unit is a tube with a float running inside it so as the vacuum sucks up the water the float rises and once it reaches it’s capacity the float will actually push against and close off the suction point to the motor.

Hardwood floors would be a cinch, but without a beater on the vacuum, dirt does have a tendency to go deep into the carpet. Vacuum the accumulated sludge – small debris and algae – from the bottom of the pond, as well as the water that accumulated as a result of spraying the sides. On times I had to suck up a lot of dust I would have liked to have had the paper filter.

I’m planning my fist oil change and am thinking of sucking the oil out with a shop vac. Dust is removed from the airstream by the bag, and usually a filter, before it passes through the fan. Push one end of the wet pick-up elbow, which is a hard plastic tube that is bent in the middle, onto the liquid pick-up tube. It took out dust that I thought was trapped in there for good – I couldn’t even blow it out this clean!. I especially like that I was able to get the filter bags for finer dust particles #90671 for certain inside projects.